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Financial District

It’s hard to believe that two weeks after superstorm Sandy hit the shores of Manhattan that their is still 1/3 of the Financial District that is still without power and fixes are not in the near future.  It’s estimated that some buildings will be without power for another month to two months. The 14-foot storm surges flooded the streets and basements of the heart of the finance district and leaves its occupants looking for other places to live and work. It really makes you questions whether this area is the right place for these companies.  But knowing New York, it is a resilient city and I’m sure it will bounce back soon.

I thought I would share with you the Financial District as I know it.  Full of lights and life!  Here’s the Financial District as viewed from Brooklyn across the East River.

Financial District, Manhattan, NYC

Financial District – Click to Enlarge

Posted in b&w, Canon 5D Mk II, Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L USM, cityscape, East River, Freedom Tower, long exposure, Manhattan, New York | Also tagged , , , , , , , , 7 Comments

Landscape Calendar

This is my 2012 Landscape Calendar.  Nature and Landscapes has become a huge passion this past year. It contains 12 months of some of my favorite images over this past year. Brighten up your day at home or in your office with this calendar!

My friends at LULU are publishing it for me.  Click here to purchase it.  Every purchase helps keep this site running.  Thanks!

 Cover

Where the Buffalo Roam - ©2011 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

Click to Enlarge – Where the Buffalo Roam – ©2011 Rick Louie Photography – All Rights Reserved.

January:

Windblown Summit - ©2011 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

Click to Enlarge – Windblown Summit – ©2011 Rick Louie Photography – All Rights Reserved.

February:

Valley of the Ten Peaks - ©2011 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

Click to Enlarge – Valley of the Ten Peaks – ©2011 Rick Louie Photography – All Rights Reserved.

March:

Textures of the Night - ©2011 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

Click to Enlarge – Textures of the Night – ©2011 Rick Louie Photography – All Rights Reserved.

April:

Observing the Milky Way - ©2011 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

Click to Enlarge – Observing the Milky Way – ©2011 Rick Louie Photography – All Rights Reserved.

 

May:

Impressionist's Oxbow - ©2011 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

Click to Enlarge – Impressionist’s Oxbow – ©2011 Rick Louie Photography – All Rights Reserved.

June:

Herbert Lake - ©2011 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

Click to Enlarge – Herbert Lake – ©2011 Rick Louie Photography – All Rights Reserved.

July:

Sunflower Sunset - ©2011 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

Click to Enlarge – Sunflower Sunset – ©2011 Rick Louie Photography – All Rights Reserved.

 August:

Into the Forest - ©2011 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

Click to Enlarge – Into the Forest – ©2011 Rick Louie Photography – All Rights Reserved.

September:

Book Cliffs - Mesa, County, Colorado - ©2011 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

Click to Enlarge – Book Cliffs – Mesa, County, Colorado – ©2011 Rick Louie Photography – All Rights Reserved.

October:

Mount Silverheels and a stand of aspens viewed from Boreas Pass

Click to Enlarge – Mount Silverheels and a stand of aspens. ©2011 Rick Louie Photography – All Rights Reserved.

November:

Crystal Mill - ©2011 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

Click to Enlarge – Crystal Mill – ©2011 Rick Louie Photography – All Rights Reserved.

December:

Vermillion Lakes - ©2011 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

Click to Enlarge – Vermillion Lakes – ©2011 Rick Louie Photography – All Rights Reserved.

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Posted in aspens, Banff, bison, Book Cliffs, Bow Valley, Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM, Canon 5D Mk II, Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM, Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L USM, Canon EF 2X Extender II, Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM, clouds, Colorado, Crystal Mill, eastern plains, fall, Herbert Lake, lake, landscape, long exposure, macro, Milky Way, Moraine Lake, Mt. Evans, Mt. Moran, Mt. Silverheels, nature, panorama, reflection, Rocky Mountain National Park, Rundle, sunburst, sunflower, sunrise, sunset, Valley of the Ten Peaks, Vermillion Lakes | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 4 Comments

String Lake

String lake is one of the small lakes that is in between Jenny Lake and Leigh Lake.  Jenny Lake and Leigh Lake were named after early settlers Dick and Jenny Leigh, which is a story I’ll tell some other time.  If you are ever in this area, the wonderful Jenny Lake Lodge is nearby and is a 5-Star restaurant in the park.  If you make reservations for lunch you can get the 5-star meals at a lunch time price.  Dinner reservations are hard to come by and very expensive.  It’s one of this hidden lunch time treasures of the park.

String Lake - ©2011 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

Click to Enlarge - String Lake - ©2011 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

Posted in Canon 5D Mk II, Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM, Grand Teton National Park, mountain, String Lake | Also tagged , , , , , , , , 9 Comments

First Light

One of my favorite times to shoot is during blue hour either before sunrise or after sunset. The sky and horizon produce such amazing colors during blue hour.

This past weekend I went to a local in city state park, Cherry Creek State Park, to shoot the sunrise. I wasn’t disappointed. The light generated off of the early morning horizon was fantastic and the coast line created a nice silhouette for the scene. This park is just minutes away from home. I need to remember to go here more often for sunrises, sunsets and even local wildlife.

It’s amazing that this past weekend in Denver it was 82 degrees out and now it is snowing. They are predicting a foot of snow! To all my Denver friends and followers, stay warm and safe and enjoy the fresh snow! I’m sorry will be missing the sparkling winter scenes from the first big storm.

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Posted in Blue Hour, Canon 5D Mk II, Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM, Cherry Creek, Denver, lake, long exposure, moon, sunrise | Also tagged , , , , , , , 12 Comments

Crystal Reservoir

The image today is from the Curacanti, Black Canyon of the Gunnison area.  I saw this view coming down Highway 92 down from the south rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison toward Curacanti.  If you ever get a chance, Highway 92 is very scenic and especially during the fall as the colors are changing. It’s definitely worth the longer drive to get to the South Rim.  This image is of Crystal Reservoir.  It has the deep blue waters of the Blue Mesa and is the newest of the three reservoirs in the area.

I’m heading to New York City this week, so this blog may go dark for a couple of days.  If I can find some time, I’ll try to get a post out.  Enjoy the warm weather while it’s here.  I know Colorado is gearing up for a snow storm on Wednesday.  Have a great week everyone.

Crystal Reservoir - ©2011 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

Click to Enlarge - Crystal Reservoir - ©2011 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

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Posted in Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Canon 5D Mk II, Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L USM, Colorado, Crystal Reservoir, Gunnison River | Also tagged , , , , , 8 Comments