The is my man Bob Lussier. He recently sent me a cool photo for my ‘about me’ page, so I thought I would share a photo that I shot of him while we were at #nXnw 2013. Bob has many claims to fame, but the fact he can run a sub three hour marathon, pretty much makes his a super hero in my book. Make sure to check out his work here.
I haven’t posted much from Denver lately, so I decided to go waaaay back into the archive today. This is the famous Ship’s Tavern, which is the quaint little pub in the world famous Brown Palace. A must see while visiting Denver.
Photographer’s Note & Other Geeky Stuff – When I’m shooting at night, I try to overexpose my images. Partly because the camera will tend to underexpose them. Even if I lose some detail in the highlights, I can easily recover that information in Lightroom. What it does give me is an information rich file to work with. This allows me be creatively style my night scenes with Nik Filters. Hope that helps you on your own creative journey!
For those of you who are new here, a few years back I produced a long form story about ‘The American Cowboy’ (click here to read it). I was afforded the opportunity to saddle up with a few true working cowboys and head up into the mountains high above Crested Butte to bring a thousand head of cattle back to the valley. This is one of the photos that never made it into the story. I still like it though.
Photographer’s Note – When I’m working on a ranch or on the back of a moto photographing a bike race, I’m using a custom system of ThinkTank products I have pieced together. I use their Belly Dancer harness (out of production so I bought 3 of them), skin systems modules and a holster to carry most everything I need. I actually use this system when I’m traveling. It packs down super light and is comfortable to wear.
….have one heck of a view!
Photographer’s Note – I’m grateful scenes like this are less than 45min from my front door. This image was a quick grab with my Nikon D7000 and 18-200 VR I. Yep, in Colorado you can just be cruising along, pull over, shoot a quick photo and then go rescue some dogs (that’s another story for another time). I performed the black and white conversion using Nik Silver Efex Pro. However, before I did that I used Nik CEP ‘Details Extractor’ selectively on the tops of the mountains.