These two seem like fitting photos for this week’s photo challenge: Shadowed.
This silhouette took me a few tries to get it just right. It was just me and my camera, so it was tricky to get this shot in frame while holding my camera at about waist height and at the right angle so my holding it wouldn’t make the shadow look weird.
The play of the shadows and the bamboo makes for layers of interesting textures at the Denver Botanic Gardens.
This is how we’re celebrating at my house :) Chocolate + lots of things to dip in it. Happy New Year’s!
My husband and I recently went to Santa Fe for a few days. Unfortunately, we had bad timing because, aside from the first day, the weather was quite blustery. It wasn’t exactly photography friendly, because all I wanted to do was stay inside where it was warm, but here are some of the shots I braved the elements to get.
We found a little square where some vendors had booths and tables set up, including this table full of decorative skulls.
I love the warm glow of these prayer candles from Prayer candles from the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.
Fun art on the pillars outside of the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts.
And, last but not least, a shot of the old Spanish mission.
I love it when a photo prompt has so much flexibility for interpretation like Cee’s “Converge” prompt this week. I find it very evocative, and it turns out that it’s a bit of a theme in many of my photos already. Here are three photos for the prompt.
Bamboo sculpture at the Denver Botanic Gardens from their exhibit about three years ago.
Silhouettes at the Balloon Classic.
Glass grinding wheels from the glass engraver’s booth at the Renaissance Festival.
Posted in Colorado, Events, Photo Challenge, Photography, Travel
Tagged balloon classic, bamboo sculpture, Colorado, Colorado Renaissance Festival, Denver Botanic Gardens, macro photography, photography, silhouette
One of the cool things about going to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs is the giraffes. There’s a walkway that allows you to get to know the giraffes up close. If you have a few extra dollars, you can even buy some giraffe snacks and hand feed them. It’s a rather unique, and somewhat slimey, experience. I love being able to see the animals that close and it’s also a great opportunity to take some photos at a rare perspective – macro.
Getting so much detail really makes the angular geometry of their coloring pop, not to mention being able to capture the texture of their coat.
One word of caution is that the giraffes are pretty bold about approaching humans in the hope of snacks. If you’re not careful, say you’re distracted by trying to pose so your husband can take a picture, you might get quite a startle when one sneaks up on you and swings his head in close to see if you’ve got any goodies.
This is one of my husband’s all time favorite pictures of me ;)
Check out the other “angular” photos for this week’s daily post photo challenge.
Posted in Animals, Colorado, Colorado Springs, Photo Challenge Fridays, Photography
Tagged animals, cheyenne mountain zoo, Colorado, Colorado Springs, feeding giraffes, giraffe macro photography, giraffes, macro photography, Photo Challenge Fridays, urban wildlife
A year ago, I never would have imagined that I’d be so excited about a car details photo prompt, but that was before I went to the Street Rod Show where I had a blast taking heaps of car photos. Street Rods are great for detail shots. Here are some of my favorite street rod details:
Fun with bokeh.
A detail of a car showing a detail of another car. Very meta.
Nice color pop.
Last, but not least, awesome greyhound hood ornament.
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Tagged car details, Cee's Fun Foto Challenge, Colorado, macro photography, photography, Street rod macros, Street Rods