Winter Road Trip 2019

February 11, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

black and white image of a lonely highway across wintry desert going towards a snowy mountainous outcropWinter Road Trip - 2019In desert's embrace, Beneath winter's vast expanse, Snowy mountain calls.

The title of this image is "Winter Road Trip 2019". 

The caption reads:

In desert's embrace,  
Beneath winter's vast expanse,  
Snowy mountain calls.

This scene is located Southwest of Monument Valley Arizona/Utah, and was taken from the passenger seat of a vehicle moving at 70mph during late December after snow flurries the previous day. 

The idea was to express the desolation of the desert and the road leading into the distance, creating the question: where does it lead? 

 


Union Station I

February 04, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

Union Station IUnion Station I

This is an interpretation of  Denver's Union Station. It was made by stitching together multiple vertical images taken with the Canon 24mm tilt shift lens.

 


Wreck of Peter Iredale

January 28, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

Wreck of Peter IredaleWreck of Peter IredalePeter Iredale rests -
Seashore firmly embracing
While stormy skies weep
This is the Wreck of the Peter Iredale near Astoria, Oregon. Many ships and crew were lost trying to go in or out of the Columbia River at Astoria, the Peter Iredale being one of them. Here is a photo of the Peter Iredale from Wikipedia taken some time around 1900.

Peter Iredale was a four-masted steel barque that ran ashore October 25, 1906, on the Oregon coast en route to the Columbia River.

The caption for the image is:

Peter Iredale rests -
Seashore firmly embracing
While stormy skies weep

The image is from the November 2023 Julia Anna Gosporadou workshop on the Oregon Coast. It was a 2 second exposure under rainy and stormy conditions. The 2 second exposure allowed for seeing the motion of the waves.


Urbane I

January 21, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

Urbane IUrbane IIt's Complicated The title of this image is Urbane I. It is part of my Urbane Series of images of urban areas. 

The caption is “It’s Complicated”, which is due to the complicated inter-relationships between the different architectural styles densely juxtaposed against one another in this image. That’s intentional and is what I’m trying to express.

It’s downtown New York, taken from the Manhattan end of the Brooklyn Bridge. It was last summer, the day before the smoke set in from wildfires.

I would have preferred a long exposure but there wasn’t a place to set up a tripod because of the number of people on the bridge. It would have created a traffic jam.

 


Mosque I

January 14, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

Mosque IMosque ISheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi The Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi covers about 30 acres. This image includes only a small part of the complex. In 2011 I had the opportunity to visit the Mosque. It had been completed in 2007. The sunlight in Abu Dhabi in the winter when this photo was taken can be intense. The image was intended to express the intense light through the light/dark contrast on the domes.


Bridge Ballet

January 07, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

Bridge BalletBridge BalletGraceful arch dancing,
Skeletal structure in air,
Ballet of the bridge

 

Bridge Ballet

Graceful arch dancing,   
Skeletal structure in air,   
Ballet of the bridge

This is the interesting and graceful pedestrian bridge over Interstate 25 near lower downtown Denver. It was a clear blue sky so it was going to be a high contrast image, unlike some others I've posted lately. 

The structure has always interested me. It just took several trips back to find a vantage point that appealed to me.

 


Seal Rock

December 31, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

black and white fine are image featuring Seal Rock on the Oregon coast under a moody skySeal RockUnder brooding skies Calm sea tranquilly whispering – To a sentinel

Seal Rock

The caption is:

Under brooding skies
Calm sea tranquilly whispering –
To a sentinel

Seal Rock is on the southern Oregon coast. It's called Seal Rock for obvious reasons. Following the November workshop on the upper and middle Oregon Coast I continued South down the coast. The weather cooperated and the morning when I was at Seal Rock was outstanding.

The exposure was a little over 5 minutes, producing pleasant cloud movement and a calm, serene sea.
 

 


Islands of Serenity

December 24, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

Islands in a serene and tranquil seaIslands of SerenityGazing on islands, Light dances on tranquil seas, Serendipity

The image is titled "Islands of Serenity"

with the caption:

Gazing on islands,
Light dances on tranquil seas,
Serendipity

This image was made at Secret Beach on the lower Oregon coast. It was early November 2023 and during the first hours of good weather after days of storms. The sea was still rough from the storms. This was a long exposure of about 6.5 minutes to create a serene and tranquil scene.

Secret Beach is on Google Maps, so not so secret anymore. The trailhead to the sea is hard to find, even with Google Maps, and the trail down to the sea was treacherous due to slick mud after the rains.

 


Sea Whispers

December 10, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

Sea WhispersSea WhispersStorm clouds gathering,
Waves whisper to sandy shores,
Peace in the turmoil.

This image is titled Sea Whispers, and the caption is:

Storm clouds gathering,  
Waves whisper to sandy shores,  
Peace in the turmoil.

The image is one of a coming series taken on the Oregon coast. While I was there it was stormy and rainy much of time. That made for some interesting photo opportunities. In this one I was trying to capture the sense of serenity, even in stormy weather as the sea recedes from a rainy coastline. 

This was a 5 second exposure, which was long enough for a sense of movement resulting from the water receding from the seashore. The odd shaped rocks protruding from the sea are a distinctive feature of the Oregon coast.

 


Colorado Lawyer Cover December 2023

December 04, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

Colorado Lawyer Dec 2023Colorado Lawyer Dec 2023Denver Art Museum Cover Photo

I was pleased to have one of my Denver Art Museum photos published on the cover of the December 2023 issue of the Colorado Lawyer, a monthly publication of the Colorado Bar Association. Each month an image made by a lawyer member of the Colorado Bar Association is selected to be published on the cover of the magazine. The only requirement is that it be a subject in Colorado.

This is one of the earlier images of mine in my ongoing series of images focusing on the Denver Art Museum, one of my favorite subjects.

Thanks to the CBA for selecting the image for publication.

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This blog is my vehicle to highlight and discuss recently posted images; a favorite image from the past; a topic that has captured my interest; or maybe just something going on in my life.

 

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Richard


 
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