Category Archives: Photography

Coming up: a special ArtSunday preview

Here’s a preview of this week’s ArtSunday feature, with some comments from the editor at the end.

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Denver’s Old Elitch Gardens: there’s a treasure trove next door

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I now live in a development on the site of Denver’s old Elitch Gardens amusement part, which operated from 1890-1993. In addition to the really cool new urban community, there’s also some historic preservation going on, as they renovate the old theater. I’m being told that at this stage they’re doing basic infrastructural work (although I’m not even clear on the details of that part) but haven’t yet decided what to do with it. The apartment manager thinks it would be a nice yoga studio. I’d personally love to see it turned into, you know, a theater. And maybe a more general entertainment complex of some sort. I have an open mind, though. Continue reading Denver’s Old Elitch Gardens: there’s a treasure trove next door

Denver Chalk Arts Festival, 2011

This year’s festival was outstanding, but I’ll begin by apologizing. If I had talent and/or a real camera I might do the artists in our annual festival justice. As it is, I’m a schlub with a smart phone camera, so please, imagine how awesome these would be live and in person. Next year we should take up a collection to fly staff photographer Lisa Wright out here to shoot the event. Start saving now, yo.

Up first, our friend (and 2010 winner of the Gusterman Silversmith’s Artistic Merit Award for Creative Excellence), Shawn Sapp.

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Fourth of July, Rocky Mountain High

We took a little drive this morning through some of the more scenic portions of Gunnison County, Colorado. For reference purposes, Gunnison County is significantly larger than the state of Delaware, and since it’s extremely mountainous (the city of Gunnison, which sits in the valley, is at an altitude of 7,700+ feet), there are a lot of scenic spots in the area.

We headed over through Pitkin and drove up the Cumberland Pass Road, the “highest standard car road for summer use in the nation” – and along the way we took some photos. I thought maybe I’d share a few of them with you. (I’m not a real photographer, but perhaps the natural beauty of the place can overcome my technical shortcomings.)

This was shot along the road between Highway 50 and Pitkin. Nothing special, perhaps, unless you’re just blown away by how clear the sky can be in Colorado. Continue reading Fourth of July, Rocky Mountain High