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CANON, ROKINON CAMERA GEAR SALE

‘ve decided to move to the Fuji X-Pro 2 and maybe in the near future the Fuji XT-2 (depending on specs) for my setup so I’m selling all my Canon Gear and extra Fuji gear I’ll no longer be using.  It’s all in very good shape, some equipment used more than others and some almost brand new. Here is your chance to get some great equipment and discounted prices.  Items will be removed when sold.

Contact me if interested in any of this equipment

  • Yongnuo YN-E3-RT Flash Transmitter – $40
    • Like New
    • Took it out of box to test – Only used for testing

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A Glimpse of Capitol Peak

In this year’s fall tour we headed toward the Maroon Bells Snowmass wilderness area from Telluride. Rain   and we had been in rainy weather the whole day. In the afternoon we ventured down Capitol Creek road. The rain had let up and the sun was peaking through periodically through the fog and clouds. The clouds teased us in hopes of seeing Capitol Peak, but just gave us glimpses of the mountain above.

The hills below Capitol Peak were filled with color. The saturated golden-yellow, greens and browns were a stark contrast to the rising granite of Capitol Peak so I put on my telephoto to capture this scene just as the fun pierced through the clouds highlighting the gray granite mountain.

Capital Peak peaking through the clouds in the Aspen Snowmass Wilderness Area during the fall.

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Morning at Oxbow Bend

This is a late post today, but I think I got it in just in time.  Today (February 20) is Ansel Adams’  111th Birthday!  His images are still timeless!  Here’s my Ansel version of Oxbow Bend.  This was taken at sunrise on a magical morning at Oxbow Bend in Grand Teton National Park.  It’s one of favorite places to visit and hopefully I’ll make it back this year.  Happy Birthday, Ansel!

Morning at Oxbow Bend

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Bull Elk

This past fall I was up at Lake Estes in Estes Park, Colorado at sunrise and captured a number of bulls crossing the lake in the morning coming down from the hills to meet up with other herds during rutting season. I was lucky enough to capture this bull as he exited the lake and had a perfect vantage point below the crest of a hill behind some trees. The morning sunrise was up just enough to highlight his rack and the backside of his body in this image. As you can see the fur on this bull was still matted down from crossing the chest high lake.

Bull Elk

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Colorado Road Block

A few weeks ago as I was in the San Juan driving along Last Dollar Road I came up on an unusual road block.  Last Dollar Road is a jeep trail that goes through some of the most beautiful farmland in the country.  It just so happens that one of the farms had a heard of sheep crossing the road and well I had to wait. It’s a good thing I wasn’t going anywhere fast. Since I had nowhere to go and the sheep weren’t really moving I got out with my camera and took some pictures.

Herd of sheep blocking the road

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Elk Crossing

This past weekend I went up to Estes Park to visit some friends and attend some of the festivities at Elk Fest. It’s an annual event celebrating Elk rutting season as the elk come down from the mountains and looking for their mates. It’s the bull elk’s show of testosterone with the distinct sound of bugling throughout Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. It wasn’t really a photo trip for me, though I did bring my camera, but more of time to spend with my wife and some good friends.

We did however decide to get up for sunrise and see if we could see some bull elk cross Lake Estes in the early morning. Thanks to fellow photographer John De Bord for giving me the tip on where to see them at Lake Estes. There was a morning fog hovering above the lake, but as soon as morning light hit the lake a large bull elk crossed the water.  The western side of Lake Estes isn’t that deep and the elk are able to keep their heads above water as the cross the lake.  About 15 minutes later 3 more bull elk came across the lake.  It was an amazing sight! Luckily with the my high ISO images didn’t have too much noise and I was able to capture some of the elk as they crossed the lake.

This bull elk was just coming out of the water and about to hit shore as he looked out way. We later caught up to the elk and the harems up near the golf course. Traffic didn’t move much as these beautiful animals walked through town.

Elk Crossing - Elk crossing Lake Estes at Sunrise

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Porsche Club Race

I had the pleasure of shooting for the Porsche Club of America this weekend at the local Rocky Mountain Regions Porsche Club Race.  Club Racers from around the country brought their trailers full of amazing race cars to High Plains Raceway (HPR) this weekend to battle it out here in Colorado. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the lot so full, filled with trailers, some housing as many as 3 team cars. The most amazing were the Porsche GT3 Race Spec Cars (No A/C, passenger seats, power windows in these cars!) that were battling it out to win the Enduro and Sprint Races.

I thought I would share with you a quick image of two GT3’s battling it out in Turn 2.

GT3 Cup Cars battling in Turn 2 at High Plains Raceway during the PCA Club Race

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Post Parade Hot Track Driver's Event

It was another successful Driver’s Event by the Rocky Mountain Region Porsche Club at High Plains Raceway. The weather was hot and so was the action on the track. The most important part is friendships were gained and driver’s learned how to drive faster and negotiate the track more efficiently. Here are a few highlights from the Driver’s Event.

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Lone Bison

I’m changing it up a bit and bringing you some wildlife today.  This image is so simplistic, but an image that could be interpreted to say so many things depending on the perspective.  I really like the compression brought to this image by the long lens and the layers it created.

My 70-200mm lens (and in this image used with a 2x Extender) has become one of my favorite lenses. It so versatile from capturing sports and action as well as being used for portraits. I love the fall off of the lens and the why it compresses images to isolate the subject. Here it is the Lone Bison from one of my favorite places, an open field near Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park.

Lone Bison in an open field in Grand Teton National Park

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Supermoon at DIA

The Supermoon was this past Saturday.  I had scoped it all out on Google Maps and ventured out near DIA.  I was hoping for an image of the moon rising over the white teepee structure over Denver International Airport (DIA), but when I drove out, the road I had hoped to get my image from was blocked off and was part of private airport property.  So knowing that I didn’t have enough time to venture further north of the airport I took what was available to me and setup in some open farmland with a view of the runways and the main tower, which was slightly visible on the horizon.

The day had clouded over and I wasn’t sure I was going to even get a view of the Supermoon, but just as the sun was setting, the clouds lifted off of the horizon enough so the moon would be in view as it rose above the horizon.  The winds were still quite brisk and I had to weigh down my tripod in order to keep it steady enough for a few shots.  I had plenty of shots where a big gust of wind vibrated my tripod and I ended up with a blurry shot.

I’m going to give you two images today, one with a broader view including DIA and one close up where you can see the main tower and some of the tails of the airplanes on the runway as the moon is rising.

I have a rather busy week.  I’m working on documenting a new art show for a friend of mine, Sarah Richter.  She has her first exclusive studio showing at Hinterland this week in the Rhino Art District here in Denver.  I’m documenting and helping her put together her amazing acrylic and mirrored art display this week in preparation for the opening this Friday.  I’m hoping to have a time-lapse of the build in the next week.  It’s going to be an amazing piece.

Have a great week!

Supermoon rising over the runways at DIA

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Super Moon Rising near Denver International Airport (DIA), Denver, Colorado

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