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Father’s Day Ride

Map of ride from Hellyer Canyon down to Anderson Dam

Rode my 3rd longest ride ever today, a bit over 50 kilometers! (31+ miles in other words 🙂 It also capped my 2nd highest weekly mileage, at 79 miles, not quite reaching the previous high of 80 miles. I rode from Hellyer Park down past the end of the trail by a couple of miles….

Mr Fox

Fox on Trail

I had the good fortune to come across mr fox while riding my bike on the trail earlier today. I was deep in thought, only paying enough attention to not run into anybody/thing, when I saw a flash of orange. I quickly realized it may have been a fox, so slammed on the brakes and…

Estes Park Pics

Estes Park, Colorado

Here are some images I took during our recent trip to Estes Park, Colorado. What a lovely town! Not too touristy, beautiful, breathtaking scenery; we’ll be back. You can view more, and larger, versions of these photos by visiting my Estes Park page on Flickr. Here’s a view of the town from the southeast corner, a…

Colorado Scenes

Colorado Thunder Storm

We went to Estes Park Colorado for a few days to celebrate Sheryl’s birthday and just get away for a short break. It was a very enjoyable and relaxing trip and naturally I took a few photos. This first batch was processed the day we arrived. I planned to post the next day but woke…

Memorial Day 2014

Memorial Day around Lindsborg

Memorial Day in a small town is peaceful. Lots of family gatherings and barbeque, but not loud like the 4th of July. It was a pleasant morning for a bike ride around town. I took a few photos along the way, including a couple from east of town. It was an interesting ride, as I…

Duet for Rose and Turtle

Pink Rose

I took a few photos of a pink miniature rose I picked up for Sheryl yesterday. I used natural lighting and a macro lens, including one shot with a reversed 50mm lens attached to the 100mm macro (all Canon). I was processing the shots when I realized the weather had improved enough I could go…

Iris Variations

Iris Variations

I saw this beautiful iris while riding my bike today and stopped to take a picture. I ended up creating four variations of my favorite shot. Processed only slightly, mainly contrast and color balance. :: Perfect Effects “bleach bypass” filter. :: Iris masked using Topaz ReMask and processed using Topaz photoFXlab, “blueprint” filter. :: The…

Smiling on a Cloudy Day

Spring Clouds, May 2014

I wanted to share these cloud photos I took late this afternoon. While no storms arose from these clouds, it is thundering at the time of this writing, around midnight. I especially love the first picture. It looks a lot like a painting to me. These were all taken northeast of Lindsborg, with the first…