View from the Helm

nothing serious…but then again….

The Old Way

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Sunday 1-005

The Denver Post drops their printing of advertisements on my driveway every Sunday. I have asked them to stop as this is one small waste of resources. But, alas, you can not stop the will of the Denver Post.

As an aside, I did get some use out of the paper this week. I used this photo as a lesson to my oldest on my approach to photo angles as well as depth of field. A f/1.4 50mm lens with the camera nearly on the ground made a boring snapshot much more interesting in my view. Not sure I like the pink cast to the photo though.


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March 28, 2011 at 3:47 am


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Sandwich- March 24, 2011 - 1

My wife can cook….I am a lucky man.  This was a tasty sandwich that was waiting for me the other night. I think it was brisket, I know it was tasty.  I had two.

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March 26, 2011 at 7:01 am

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Booze- March 24, 2011 - 1

What is to say. Johnny Walker Black, neat.

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March 25, 2011 at 6:09 am

Everywhere I look

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It seems that if you take the time too look around, there are cool things to see. Light works magic on the most mundane of objects.

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March 24, 2011 at 12:16 pm

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Be Prepared

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Eagle Scout Medal

The highest award in Boy Scouting is Eagle. It is an awesome achievement. I truly is a recognition of the future of American (and world wide) leadership. At the ceremony awarding the Eagle Scout, they receive a medal. Across the top is the all important Boy Scout motto “Be Prepared”.

Indeed, Be Prepared. An Eagle Scout is nothing if not prepared for anything.

I shot this photograph with a 50 mm 1.4 lens to achieve this really cool focal effect. Personally, I love the shot. I hope you do to…leave me a comment would ya!

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March 21, 2011 at 3:57 pm

More Buildings, More iPhone

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The NCAA Tournament is in full swing. And I am planted on the couch. During these time-outs, I thought I might edit another high-rise photo for you.

You may notice I picked a green tint. You see, buildings are money.

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March 20, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Xcel Building on the FLY!

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Bear with me. I am walking through the mall, bored, and blogging from the iPhone.

This is a shot I took during a meeting this past week. The Xcel building is the newest skyscraper in Denver. Also notable is that it sold for $480 psf. Only time will tell if that was a good number!


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March 19, 2011 at 1:07 pm