Is Anybody Out There

2012 Video

I think I’m going to try and put a video together of all my shots from 2012.  Not ALL of them, but all the published shots.  It should be fun!   I also put together an album of favorites over on facebook.  Check it out HERE.

Is Anybody Out There

Every once in a while it’s fun to think about what might be wandering around at other reaches of our universe, maybe even looking back towards us.  These little buildings were speckled around the top of Mt. Evans, outside of Denver, Colorado.  It’s a great pit stop if you’re in the area and have an afternoon to fill.  The beauty of the Rocky mountains is indescribable, and one that’s been captured in photographs for ages.  Just remember, as you ascend the nearly 2 miles to the summit, the temperature will drop a bit, so don’t be like me and wear shorts… 🙂

Mt Evans William Woodward

Angles of Reflection

Angles of Reflection

Early in to our ‘Discover Denver’ (that’s how I decided it would be referred to) day, we tried a spot to park, and wandered around a bit. I remember this being some sort of government building, or a courthouse. I’m sure I could look it up. Anyways the way that the surrounding buildings reflected off of the angled glass as you walked around the structure was really interesting, and the glass this deep blue color to it that didn’t let a whole lot of light pass thru it.

Angles of Reflection Denver William Woodward

A Puddle Full of Reflection

A Puddle Full of Reflection

If you’re looking for a relatively easy access place to visit some ‘remote’ feeling spots in Colorado, I think Mt. Evans needs to be high on the list.  You literally drive as high as you can on any paved road in North America!  First of all, it’s a super fun drive.  There’s overlooks and beauty around every corner.  Not only that, but there’s not really and guards to speak of along the side of the road, and a good bit of the time it’s a pretty steep drop off.  I think that’s fun, but if you don’t like heights, ehh, maybe not so much.  I kept getting the “William keep your eyes on the road and quit looking out the window” comments all the way up.  If I did that how would I find so many neat places to photograph?!  That’s how we got stopped here, with these cool little puddles reflecting the whisping clouds across the sky.  In case you missed it before, head back HERE for a stunning view later in the evening, from the tip top of Mt. Evans.

I don’t intend to tip toe through life just to arrive safely at death – Eleanore Roosevelt

Puddle Reflection Denver William Wooodward

M.C. Escher

M.C. Escher

Stepping into this room is like stepping into an piece M.C. Escher art in architectural form. The organic form of the bamboo and flower contrasted the sharp lines and stark color, and along with the dozens of windows gave the room a feeling of being outside while being completely cut off from the elements.

The ultimate sun room, this building stands on 16th st on Lodo Denver, a great modern creation with simple beauty.  Annie and I had just wandered around the walking mall, taking in the outdoorsy style of the area, looking for a place to eat.  After filling up on a healthy portion at ‘Mad Greens’ we walked out a separate exit that carried thru this building.  As soon as I walked in and took in the space, I set up for a couple of different shots.

M.C. Escher Denver William Woodward

Spire

Spire

This little graffiti popped out at me while walking around ‘lodo’ or lower downtown Denver, a nicely historic, but also culturally rich downtown area, with some great looking places to eat.  Always looking for a local dig, we stopped off shortly after this shot at Mad Greens for a refreshing, fresh meal.

Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.

Spire Denver William Woodward

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