Tag Archives: landscape

The Naked Life of Trees

Every year I feel a sense of wonder and dread upon the end of summer and the inevitable arrival of winter in Colorado. But what I do really look forward to is hearing the trees’ stories. They have shed most of their ‘outerwear’ and have exposed themselves (and nests!) to whomever will have a look. Like clouds and people, all their branches have individual personalities. I always wonder what they would say if they could speak my language. Since they don’t, I try to listen to theirs…
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One spring morning

I drove like mad to make it to the sunrise, hah!  That’s impossible, oh right.  So I stopped to take a photo with my iPhone and it simply wouldn’t focus.  Turns out, I like it this way.  This will be utilized for later photo composites…

Moving right along, I liked the way this golden sunrise lit up the grasses…

I then stopped at the St. Vrain Greenway for a brisk walk, checking out the trees especially…everything is about ready to pop with new life. (All photos taken with iPhone 4s)


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iPhoneography, this is part of a series “First Day”, based on using the winter sunrise as an integral part of my  image composites. The rising sun indicates rebirth, starting over, hope.


Morning Journey (Hipstamatic)

There’s a dirt road I drive down almost every morning, off the beaten path.  I travel that way simply because it’s deserted and often times I see eagles, pheasant, geese and coyotes.  In winter, I’m passing through there as the sun rises above the horizon, creating a pink glow.

As I continue down these roads, I pass farm fields covered with snow, just waiting for early spring.  In one such field there are old rubber tires and a discarded upholstered easy chair.  I imagine a farmer sitting out there…waiting.  Then I wonder what goes on in their homes during the long, dark winter.  There’s a feeling almost of abandonment, even though I know that it’s just the season.

This image came together as I was considering and imagining these things.


All kinds of hills

manmade piles of river rock, bark mulch, and dirt

Morning light reveals a natural hill

Best kind of hill…the anthill


Blue Dawn on the Front Range

Some mornings simply call to me, saying “grab your freakin camera and get out FAST!”  Such was the case recently when I drove eastward deep into Weld County (drill county).


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