Solitude – Central Park – New York

Solitude

While on a visit to NYC we were lucky enough to have a giant snow storm hit the City. While the streets of Manhattan transform into a grey slushy mess, Central park transformed into a winter wonderland. To me, this image has a sense of irony to it; An marked snowfield and a desolate tree in the middle of a wide open field is one thing….but to have it be surrounded by high rise buildings in one of the largest cities in America is truly a unique image.

 

Aspen Window

Aspens are regaled for their shimmering leaves in breezes of summer, vibrant golds and oranges in fall, and branch-less trunks (ideal to ski through) making them as much a symbol of Colorado as the Rockies themselves. As I  hike through the mountains in the fall, I’m often struck when looking into a grove of aspens: From the interesting designs on the tree trunks, to the depths of the uniformity of the trunks.

From Wikipedia: (Aspens) typically grow in large clonal colonies derived from a single seedling, and spreading by means of root suckers; new stems in the colony may appear at up to 30–40 metres from the previous trees. Each individual tree can live for 40–150 years above ground, but the root system of the colony is long-lived, sending up new trunks as the older trunks die off above ground, spreading about a metre per year, sometimes eventually covering many hectares. They are able to survive forest fires because the roots are below the heat of the fire, and new sprouts can grow from the roots. One such colony of American aspen (P. tremuloides) in Utah, given the nickname of “Pando”, is estimated to be 80,000 years old, making it possibly the oldest living colony of aspens.

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Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils. You may also want to read my color post as images can be very different from what you see on the monitor.

Spilled Gold

Surrounded by legendary Colorado Aspens, this abandoned wheelbarrow caught my eye as an interesting subject in the morning sun.  The Aspen leaves collecting in the barrow give the appearance of a spilled load of gold; an interesting metaphor in a part of the country largely populated by the gold rush of the late 1800’s.

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 Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils. You may also want to read my color post as images can be very different from what you see on the monitor.

Willows And Lillies

This image was taken in the Japanese portion of the Butchart Gardens in Victoria BC. I love the opposition of the willow branches reaching for the water while the flowers are reaching for the sky.  It was just one of those passing shots you take and don’t think much of. However, when I saw it large, I instantly fell in love with the soft lines and gentle tones.  The subject is (obviously) reminiscent of the famous Monet gardens and this image somehow has the same feeling to me as one of his paintings.

The Butchart Gardens are nestled in the heart of Victoria, British Columbia.  Originally started as a pet project of Jennie Butchart; the wife of prominent cement mogul Robert Pim Butchart. More of an oasis than a gardens, this property was an exhausted limestone quarry, that started its conversion in 1909 into the amazing gardens that it is today. Different areas of the gardens have different themes such as Japanese tea garden, Italian garden, and rose garden. This garden is owned and managed by descendants of the Butchart family.  Now a national treasure, the gardens are a major tourist attraction and source of pride for the island of Victoria.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils. You may also want to read my color post as images can be very different from what you see on the monitor.

Conundrum

Conundrum is another viewpoint of mirror lake. Normally I would not post two images of the same subject in a collection but they both have very different qualities. What I like about conundrum is that at first glance, it looks upside down.  The reflection is so clear and pure that one could possibly hang it upside down and for the most part no-one would notice.  I called it conundrum because it makes you stop, stare, and study it to understand the image.  It’s not until the stump is revealed upon closer inspection of the shadows that the true nature of the image starts to unfold.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils.

Taming Of The West

Taming Of The West

Taming Of The West

This shot was taken in Park County near Hartsel in 2008.   This photograph debuted along with me in my 2010 show.

This one of my few more abstract,  interpretive pieces.  While with most of my images I like to tell the story of the image, I find this one writes its own in the eye of the viewer.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils.