‘Coon Crossings & Counterfeit C-Notes

I guess this $100 bill needed washing so someone left it here?

Only a few hours into my day and its already a little bizarre. First driving to work early in the AM and had to stop to let a raccoon cross the road. So I’ve heard its bad if a black cat crosses the road in front of you, but what happens when a ‘coon does so? Apparently you soon stumble on a counterfeit $100 bill laying on a grocery shelf in the laundry soap aisle. 😜

Batcab FFotD_2020_171

Batcab 2020_171
FiniousFoto of the Day 2020_171

“Batcab” taken 6/19/2020
This somewhat bizarre car was stopped in front of me at a stop light today around Colorado College. I thought of it as the “Batcab” because of its bright yellow cab-like color; but it wasn’t otherwise made to look like a cab. Besides the weird batarang spoiler and the custom batman logo replacing the logo of whatever actual make ol of car it was (which I could not easily determine) It looks like there are other little spoilers or fins or antennas or SOMETHING on the roof?

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Pike’s Peak After Spring Snow Redux

Pike's Peak After Spring Snow Redux
Pike’s Peak After Spring Snow Redux

“Pike’s Peak After Spring Snow Redux” taken 4/21/2018
Changed crop & processing a little of this old photo from a couple of springs ago. I really need to go back and do it from scratch as it is a little TOO over-processed now (lots of added noise). But I like this crop better.

STOP! Redux

STOP! Redux
Stop! Redux

“STOP!” taken 4/29/2007 near Victor, CO
A small sporty Saturn Sky dwarfed by a nearly three-story high dump truck carrying a load of ore to be processed at the Victor, Colorado gold mine.

Another go at this old favorite. Reprocessed the mediocre relatively low res jpg that was all I had for an original and used a 16×9 crop which really helped increase the juxtaposition of the small car and huge dump truck by filling most of the image with the truck. I also applied some vignette. Don’t know why, but I like that darker, faded look 9 times out of 10 it seems. Yeah, I know it used to be created by poor lenses, and maybe it’s an overdone affectation… Still, I usually find I like a photo better with it applied than without.

Flying South Redux

Flying South Redux
Flying South Redux

“Flying South” taken 12/31/2014 Denver, CO
Another reprocessing of an old favorite. This was an accidental quick shot that came out a little better than I expected, considering. I was trying to take a closeup of the bird on the wire directly out the apartment window when I noticed geese flying up in the background, swung and tried to widen the angle a little as I shot with no chance to play with aperture or shutter speeds. The result is of course that the geese are out of focus and blurry, but I think it adds to the shot and feel of one bird watching others leave for the winter.

Pretty much identical composition and cropping from my old first attempt, just cleaner and more pop using Lightroom, and a little more dramatic with some added vignette.

No Entry Redux

No Entry Redux
The “Do Not Enter” sign makes me want to do the opposite,
and explore the tunnel-like alley beyond.

“No Entry” taken 8/21/2006 Boston, MA
Another new look at an old favorite. I completely reprocessed this one, starting from only a relatively low res JPG I took in June 2006 on an old Nikon of a photogenic alley I stumbled across while walking Boston’s Freedom Trail. My original attempt at this was very similar, but this time I did a single exposure monochrome tonemap instead of just desaturating my original exposure, added some lightroom magic, then cutout & pasted the unaltered street sign. I also made an even narrower 16×9 ratio vertical crop, and a 5×7 ratio horizontal crop, having trouble deciding which I liked. Ended up coming back around to the original composition with just a little bit of cropping to emphasize the framing of the street light at the top.