Alien Squid Lady?


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Squid Lady 3
The Creature from the Colorado Springs Lagoon?

A huge, strange metal sculpture that is part mermaid, creature from the black lagoon, alien xenomorph and squid or octopus that sits on the top of a an old brick warehouse building on the border of downtown Colorado Springs, CO and Old Colorado City. It’s in a location that makes it hard to see and appreciate, being up on a building surrounded by railroad tracks, a major interstate highway and a major road overpass, underpass intersection. Have driven by many times I decided to walk by and see if I could capture some images, but most of the angles except for one side are blocked when you’re on foot.

The sculpture’s placement makes it seem a strange part of the billboard in front and below it.
Squid Lady 2
Looking out from the top of the building like a strange aquatic version of a gargoyle.

Frigid Sunset Over Pike’s Peak


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2019-01-24 — “Frigid Sunset Over Pike’s Peak”

January 24, 2019 – “Frigid Sunset Over Pike’s Peak”

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Pikes Peak After Spring Storm


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2018-04-21 Pikes Peak After Spring Snow
2018-04-21 Pikes Peak After Spring Snow

April 21, 2018 – “Pikes Peak After Spring Snow”
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Rock Pillars & Eagle


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2018-04-10 Rock Pillars & Eagle
2018-04-10 Rock Pillars & Eagle

April 10, 2018 – “Rock Pillars & Eagle”
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Photo: Thunderheads building over Victor, CO Mine


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Thunderheads building over Victor, CO mine
Thunderheads building over Victor, CO mine

From summer of 2014. Thunderstorm clouds boiling up over historic mines in Victor, Colorado.

Photo: Stone House & tree near sunset


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Stone House and tree near sunset
12/24/14 – Stone House and tree near sunset

Sitting on a bench near the end of the day the other day, took this HDR photo of the Stone House at the Bear Creek Green Belt. We had been under a “wave effect” cloud pretty much all day, which you can see at the top of the photo. The sun was just setting, lighting the scene from the horizon under the stationary cloud front.

Photo: Colorado Summer


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The grey and gloomy day this Christmas Eve day had me yearning for summer in the mountains. Had some unprocessed photos from this summer,so…

On the way to South Park. Taken somewhere along CO Rt 9 between Canon City and Hartsel in August of 2014. It was an unusually wet summer for this area that year.

015:365:2014 Sickday Sunrise


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015:365:2014 Sickday Sunrise

015:365:2014 Sickday Sunrise

Was home sick from work today otherwise would have been stuck inside unable to appreciate this. Sleeping late was woken by a text message from my mother that said: "Sunrise alert! May be the picture of the day!" How right she was.

014:365:2014 Snowstorm over frozen lake panorama


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014:365:2014 Snowstorm over frozen lake panorama

014:365:2014 Snowstorm over frozen lake panorama

Tried processing this several ways and while I’m not super happy with the end result I think its not too bad. Initially I really wanted to see the misty foggy look of the far side of the lake, but all my attempts did not come out well. In future I guess I’ll have to try using a tripod and try to shield the lens from falling snow better as the speckling caused by the falling snow and melting snow on the lens really played havoc with this digitally stitched panorama. Ended up going the other way; with this high contrast, dark, sharp & desaturated version which I think came out pretty cool and managed to capture the downright chilly landscape.

2014-01-11 South Valley Park Hike Slideshow


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Took a 2 mile hike in South Valley Park with my camera at the end of a breezy but warm winter day. Some of my favorite shots in a long while resulted. Here’s some of the best.

View a slideshow of this set below.
Or you can go direct to this set on Flickr.