Drifting and Blowing

Blowing Drifting Snow

Blowing Drifting Snow

As I mentioned I was off line for a few days as I traveled with my sister to the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandle area for a funeral. We knew there would a storm moving through Colorado on Monday but felt it would be okay to travel.  We headed home on Tuesday morning thinking we would be just fine. As you can see we discovered some very high winds and blowing, drifting snow once we entered into the southeast corner of Colorado. These conditions lasted for about a hundred miles then we had much better roads and sunny weather to travel in. We just followed two semi trucks, figuring they knew what was ahead. The Fort Collins area receive 12 inches of snow. And, of course along with that comes the colder temperatures.

Bicycling in the Cold

Bicycling in the Cold

Yesterday morning on my walk to coffee I noticed this man riding his bicycle. That’s not anything unusual especially in a college town. What was unusual is the temperature was 1 degree. I’m layered and shivering while he pedals away. I prefer warmer riding weather. Different strokes for different folks. Stay warm.

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Early Departure

Morning Shadows in my Window

Morning Shadows in my Window

My sister and I head for the Texas Panhandle for a funeral this morning. My mothers youngest sister suffered a series of seizures, causing her to take a fall and add bodily injuries. As usual things like this do bring families together, share hugs and our loss. We will also, make promises to see each other more often. If only we would. So, I will not be on line for a while.

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Checking Email

Checking Email

Checking Email

A favorite coffeehouse is called Mug’s. They have two locations, one in Old Town and one just across the street from the the Oval on the campus of Colorado State University. I’m closer to the one near campus. They make these really awesome breakfast burritos, sandwiches and pastries. Because the food and coffee is good and the kids working there are awesome, you can easily drop $8 in the blink of an eye. And feel good about it. It’s a gathering place for students finishing homework assignments with a latte and bagel before heading off to class. Students gather for study sessions and faculty have meetings.

In this image I was taken by the window light and his intensity. I processed it with Silver Efex Pro using one of their presets then a couple tweaks in Lightroom.

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Railroad Crosssing

Railroad Crossing at Mountain and Mason

Railroad Crossing at Mountain and Mason

“Manifest plainness,
Embrace simplicity,
Reduce selfishness,
Have few desires.”
― Lao Tzu

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Something to Read

Piano keys at Momo Lolo coffeehouse.

Piano keys at Momo Lolo coffeehouse.

Found this article on twitter about how to become a better photographer and wanted to share it with you.

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Working Out Our Success

A Cold and Frosty Morning

A Cold and Frosty Morning

“The solution of the problem of life is life itself. Life is not attained by reasoning and analysis, but first of all by living. For until we have begun to live our prudence has no material to work on. And until we have begun to fail we have no way of working out our success.” Thomas Merton

Well, I guess that means I need to take a few more bad images. I posted this image previously in color. For this image I converted it to black and white with Silver Efex Pro.

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The Kitchen

The Kitchen

The Kitchen

Images will appear before us all the time and sometimes unexpectedly. The task is to be there with a camera and observe. We don’t want to miss an opportunity. And, make sure the kitchen is clean! :-)

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