Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Movement: Mike Bogner

For have been living in Denver for the last two years, I've grown accustomed to the Denver and Colorado way of life and spirit. I love the fact that there is something to do, go see, or watch every weekend. This past weekend wasn't an exception either.

This weekend I was able to experience my second USA Pro Cycling Challenge come through Denver. Though this year, I was able to ride around and capture the day behind the lens of my camera. Nicknamed "America's Race", the seven stage race the covers 683 miles of Colorado beautiful backyard in seven consecutive days, starting in Durango and ending in Denver. It is a grueling and demanding race which makes it the biggest cycling events in our country a huge spectator sport. It's like our own Tour de France.

The race no doubt was grueling, with it climbing over two mountains both of which are over 12,000 feet in elevation. The race came down to the final stage with many riders all close within contention of taking the overall win. Even the final stage, the riders finished within seconds of each other. Up until the very end of the day was this truly "anyones race". It was Christian Vande Velde, a USA rider for team Garmin-Sharp-Baracuda who took the overall win for all stages and came in second for the final stage. The stage winner, Taylor Phinney also USA for team BMC, completed the 9.5 mile time trial loop around the city in 17'25"50.  Phinney rode the course at an average speed of 32.7 miles per hour.

Overall the race was excitement for all to enjoy. If you missed this years, be sure to keep a look out for next years and come to Colorado for it. You wont be disappointed. For more information and recap of this weeks events, be sure to check out the USA Pro Cycling Challenge website.
And to see the rest of my photos, be sure to visit my Flickr 2012 USA Pro Challenge photo set.

Color: Angus Hooper

In a world full of wild colors, I enjoy finding unusual examples of urban "Artwork" that has unbelievable colors, shapes and lines.  this dumpster, this wall, the cone, the tree and the debris on the ground made a fun image for my needs. 

Movement: Angus Hooper

I enjoy proof of motion left in dirt, paint, or other sturdy mediums.  This spill was at the entrance of an alley and the smaller prints were running for a good solid half of a block.  I look at the spill (another favorite topic of mine) and then imagine the vehicle that lost the bucket off the back, the paint splashing on the road, and the next vehicle following behind and creating this impression.  The whole image is one movement after another proving the end result, the mess left behind. 

Movement: Andrew Wyman

     People move from one place to the next in many ways. We drive and take the bus or rail. We walk, skate or ride our bikes. We do what we have to do in order to get where we need to be.
    In today’s busy world, we often need to find other ways to get around town other than driving. Many of Denver’s locals choose to ride their bikes from place to place. This option not only saves money on gas, it helps to reduce our carbon foot print. Biking also keeps us in shape.
    Next time you need to get somewhere, consider riding your bike. Doing so will help save the planet, keep you in shape and it’s fun! Can’t go wrong there!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Movement: Matthew Moore

Nighttime photograph of a moving truck in the city using shutter drag to illustrate movement and to create light patterns or known as light painting
Moving Truck © 2012 Matthew Moore
On a late, dark, and warm summer night everything seems to be in motion.  In the case above you can see a moving van literally moving (pun intended).

Even the moving truck gets engulfed by elements of movement—the artificial rays, beams, and spots of light from other moving cars, stop lights, and street lights.

Speaking of light did you know that the speed of light is generally rounded down to 186,000 miles per second and that its made of electro-magnetic radiation and travels in a straight path?

Anyway, thank you light for making photography possible and for allowing me to capture interesting shots like this one.

Movement - Shalia Boggs

Horses have been a form of movement for a long time.  Over a century ago, they transported people across our country.  Today, they are kept as companions more than anything.
Northern Montana has been my home since I was born.  Growing up on a ranch, I was always exposed to horses and cattle.  Riding horses to move the cattle was one of my favorite things to do.  Red was my horse, my baby.  He knew where we were at all times, and knew how to get us back home when I got us lost.
I photographed this horse at the DreamCatchers Equine Rescue Inc. which is a place that rescues horses.  At the rescue, there are over 100 horses available for adoption.  This horse, Tigger, was rescued by a friend and her daughter.
Much like the horse above, Red's legs were a dark red with one white sock.  Every time I get around horses, I remember him and the feelings of home.


Movement [moov-muhnt]

1. the act of, process, or result of moving
2. a particular manner or style of moving

Well, I might add that the dictionary was a great source of defining movement!  What causes movement? Where does movement begin?  Without stating the obvious - gravity, what is movement? I know its inertia or motion but lets have fun with this.

Does movement exist without gravity?  What forces of nature create or cause movement - less the human factor? Then movement may not exist.

I don't know exactly what it is, but its cool.  Without movement things would be quite boring.  There would be no wind blowing through the trees, waterfalls flowing, and birds soaring through the air.

I recently visited Salt Lake City and captured this image of movement.  With the affect of timed exposure its pretty cool, otherwise, just plan ole' movement.



"Every little movement has a meaning all its own"
- Otto Harbach -

Movement: Scott Kotelnicki

I believe it is the trail that leads to the shot that gives life and movement.      

That is my philosophical thought for the day.

Now how did I get the shot? When I found this spot I did some test shots for composition but know the sun was to high by this time and I would have to return early the next day to get that wonderful morning glow. For the composition shots I moved around and even got in the water to see different points of view. That ended day one.

Day two I was on site by 5:45 with a sunrise due at 6:00.

Once on site I cleans some of the scene from dead branches. I also thought the scene was lacking color so I added the green branches down on the lower left for foreground.

Some will disagree with any altering of the scene. 

Sorry but I took my chances at offending you folk.

I used a tripod and viewed my shot through "Live View" on the back of my camera.  I used a wide angle lens, 10-17 with a polarizer filter. The filter allowed me to shoot into the pool to reveal the texture of the sandy bottom.
My Len was on manual focus and my camera on manual so I could control the look of the water.
I shoot at f/22 @ 30 sec. with an ISO of 160.  In post production I did the usual dodge and burn, saturation and here I have added a white vignette  to keep your eyes from falling off the page which I felt was happening.

There is it folks my blog on movement.

Movement: Valerie Morris

Time is a system of events that succeed one another as the past, present, or future. As Time is always moving forward, it is never going to stop or slow down, and there is never going to be a rewind button to push.

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” 
 Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol

Our world is evolving every day. May it be new technology such as television, computers, cell phones, networks, and new discoveries in health care. Even Earth’s global climate is changing everyday because of human activities, and there are always physical signs of environmental changes all around us.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Movement: Brandon Chapin

Water is a continuous source of movement in certain cases water will never stop.  It may shift and it may change but will never cease to move.  The biggest question when photographing water is what impression it should leave.   

When using a fast shutter speed it freezes the water and will make it look dangerous and rigid.  However, on the flip side, using a slow shutter you are able to sculpt the path the water takes and show its softer side.  It will look pleasing, soft, and some what inviting.  So, the choice is yours, how will you photograph the beautiful never endless movement of water?  © Brandon Chapin Photography