Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Will The Circle Be Unbroken?
Methinks not. We were to have a Circle The Wagons camping weekend starting on Friday. The place we are scheduled to stay is south of the Denver area. If you look at the snow forcast map above it's in the red area at the bottom center of the picture. Red in this case means 16-22" of snow between tomorrow and Friday morning. I'm not complaining, we really need the moisture. The weather folks could be wrong too. It seems as if they're more wrong than right these days but I have a feeling that this time they will be right.
We will just have to wait until Friday morning to make a final decision. I will leave my RV at the storage lot till then and hope that if we decide to go I will be able to get it out of the lot. The lot is not paved and it can get pretty muddy after a heavy rain or wet snow.
In the last few days I have been cruising around the area with my new camera looking for subjects that would make good HDR photos. Yesterday I went south of here to a field that had a lot of old classic...but junk cars. They are always interesting to photograph and I think a few shots turned out pretty well.
The processing of the photos can be as complex as you want it to be and it's easy to "over do" it. I purposely "over did" it on a few shots just for the fun of it. The picture to the right is a bit overdone but when your subject it the wrecked interior of a car, you need a little something to make it interesting.
This morning I went to a historic old town that is now just a suburb of Denver. It still retains it's small town feel however in the old downtown area. There are lots of things to take pictures of and I wanted especially to take some pictures of buildings and not get too crazy with the processing. I also knew that today would be my last chance for a few days to do this if the weather people are right about their forecast.
The weather was perfect for shooting today with brilliant blue skies and a healthy dose of clouds. A lot of times here in Colorado the sky is the classic Colorado cobalt blue, but there are absolutely no clouds in the sky to give contrast to that blue.
I spent the better part of the morning wandering around taking pictures and got back home about noon. Processing the pictures occupied a good portion of the afternoon. It was a day well spent.
My next objective is to find a church or public building and take some pictures inside. HDR can be really effective in that situation. There is a large Catholic cathedral in downtown Denver that would be perfect and perhaps next week I'll get a chance to go down and try my luck.
Here's a couple more pictures....
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