Sunday, April 29, 2007

PPD 78

Another shot from the free day at the gardens last Sunday. Everyone else was walking around looking at the flowers and sculptures. So naturally I sat down and took twenty frames of... a bench.

But it looks so cool!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

PPD 77

Normally I'm not a fan of pictures of flowers, but this one has an otherworldly feel to it that I really like.

Taken: Sunday, April 22nd

Sidestreet Denver

I've always liked exploring the areas of cities. When I lived in Minneapolis I had a pretty nice mountain bike and nowhere to ride it, so I started doing urban offroading (my own made up name). Basically going into all the areas that most people don't go - industrial parks, alleys, under bridges, down railroad tracks and service roads. Anything that looked interesting.

Since then I've moved to Denver, taken up photography, and stopped biking so much. But I still like to go down alleyways and weird areas, so I end up with lots of offbeat photos. Not necessarily good photos, but maybe funny, or weird, or interesting. And maybe sometimes good.

Most of these photos aren't good enough that I want to post them in my PPD series. In fact I usually don't want to put any effort into them at all, beyond the taking of them. But I'd still like to share them, because I'm conceited enough to think that all eight of you reading this are interested. So to that end I've create a new SmugMug gallery, Sidestreet Denver. All this kind of stuff will get added to that, but I don't plan to mention any of it here. So if you're into that sort of thing I encourage you to go subscribe to the feed. Using Subscribe in NewsGator Online of course.

Monday, April 16, 2007

PPD 76

I ran across this scene in the dooryard of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Colfax. There was a service about to start and a number of people hurried past on their way from the parking lot. Nobody paid any attention to this homeless man napping on the bench.

Update 04/18/2007: Argh, I just noticed that Blogger was cropping off the sides of the picture! I changed it to a smaller version, but I encourage you to click through to the full size.

I guess that's what I get for not looking at these after I posts them. [sigh]

Monday, April 02, 2007

PPD 74

So fat... so very fat... A big fat cat, sitting in a big fat sunshine spot. He really seemed to like it too - he sat still long enough for me to get off my bike, snap seven pictures, and ride away.

Taken: Sunday, April 1st
Edits: Cropped, saturation up

Sunday, April 01, 2007

PPD 73


Morning sun shining through late season icicles.

Taken: Friday, March 30th
Edits: Cropped

PPD 72

"Best for Wear and Weather" eh? Looks pretty faded to me. Althoug that sign above is in even worse shape, so maybe there is something to that.

Taken: Friday, March 30th
Edits: Cropped, brightness corrected