Evan Gearing's Photography Exposition

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Colorado Capitol at Sunrise

When we went to Denver last year, Eileen and I got up a little early to tour the US Mint.  The Mint in Denver makes all of the coins that we use from pennies to quarters and more.  The Mint in San Francisco makes all of the coin proofs.  Pretty cool stuff.  However, don’t get me started on all of this printing and coining money, but it was cool to see how it is done.  On the way to the Mint, we saw the Colorado capitol building.  We didn’t have time to go inside, but I did shoot off a few hand-held brackets from the outside.  The shot turned out pretty good, but it has a couple of flaws.  Overall though, I like it.  Too bad it had the scaffolding around it, but it guess it’s a companion to this shot of the Texas capitol I took a while ago…

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Another Day, Another Dollar

Excellent Photography Blogs

If you have a little time, check out the other photography blogs I have linked up on the right side of this page.  There are some really outstanding ones out there.  However, one of them is getting ready to shut down..  It’s the Airstream Chronicles by Rich Charpentier.  I met Rich on a trip to Prescott, AZ a few years ago. He is a fellow HDR and portrait photographer who has come to the realization that he cannot survive on photography alone.  It’s a shame, but it’s the times we live in, I guess.

Another Day, Another Dollar

Here is something a little bit different..  I took this shot outside of Union Station in Denver.  There is a lot of work going on there to refurbish the place.  I’ll bet it will be great when they are completed.


Moon Balloon

Election Night Thoughts

I don’t like to get political with my little blog here, but since last night was such a huge night in the democratic process of this great experiment known as the United States of America, I thought I would just put my two cents in.  Last night America spoke and we have re-elected our current president.  The system worked and now we’ll have to see where it leads.  The right to vote is a valuable thing and exercising that right is what this is all about.  If the outcome is what you wanted, congratulations.  If it is not, better luck next time.  Either way, I hope you voted.  Otherwise, you really have no say.  Now that it is over, we must pray for our president and more importantly, we must pray for our country.

Moon Balloon
 
Today’s photo is in the same vein as the last few I have posted.  While the previous ones were of hot air balloons as they were being raised, this is one that is actually in the air!  I captured this shot on the way to Estes Park from Denver last month.  I really liked how it floated in the sky with the moon by it’s side. 

 

 


Sam’s No3

Across from where we stayed in Denver is a great restaurant called “Sam’s No3”.  It sits on the corner of 15th and Curtis.  Eileen and I ate breakfast there the first and last mornings of our trip.  I can’t tell you how other meals are, but if they’re anything like their breakfasts, you’ll be impressed!  They had a wide variety of stuff and huge portions!  I’m not trying to shill for them, but we really enjoyed it.  I liked it so much that I thought I should at least get a shot of it, especially at night.  It has this old 50’s era diner look to it which I think is cool.  What do you think?


Denver Center for the Performing Arts

This looks like a great place to see a show.  The complex has several different theaters to see Broadway-type shows as well as restaurants to dine in.  Also, the parking garage is situated right next to it and is covered so you don’t have to brave the elements to get from your car to the theater.  You can see the stairways for the parking garage here on the right.  If we ever go back, we might have to see a show there.

Hope you enjoy the shot and thanks for stopping by!


View of Downtown from Millenium Bridge, Denver, CO

The Millennium Bridge is pedestrian bridge that allows people to walk above railroad tracks and connects the Central Platte Valley neighborhood with the Downtown Pedestrian Mall.  I took this shot the night of October 3d when there were so many thing to watch on TV.  However, those things didn’t interest me on this day!  But the thing was, a cold front had blown thru Denver that day and the night was pretty cold and windy!  So, I didn’t stay out too long!


Sports Authority Field at Mile High

Another Sunday calls for another football shot!  This is the home of the Denver Broncos taken from row 6 in one of the end zones… obviously. 😉  I took this just after the team was introduced to the crowd.  It was an awesome atmosphere! 

I must say that the camera rules for the Broncos’ stadium is pretty good.  They don’t really care what you bring in as long as is doesn’t interfere with other fans’ enjoyment of the game.  I actually emailed them about what I wanted to bring which was my Nikon D300s, my all-purpose 18-200mm and my 10.5mm fisheye lenses and they wrote back and said (I’m paraphrasing), “No worries”.  I think if you even had the equivalent of an 18-300 for DX (APS-C sensors) cameras anyway, they wouldn’t have any issues with that and you could get great shots from anywhere in the stadium.  Just don’t bring a tripod or monopod.  Again if you aren’t sure, just contact them.  They are good about getting back to you.  Also,  you can’t use the shots for any commercial purposes.  You know, you need the “expressed written consent..” and all of that other stuff…

The shot below is a one shot HDR that was processed using Nik’s HDR Efex 2. It really brought out the detail in everything.  Even the flames shooting up from above the scoreboard at the other end of the stadium came out pretty well!