PFB Images: Blog http://www.pfbimages.com/blog en-us (C) 2014 - 2018 PFB Images info@pfbimages.com (PFB Images) Sat, 04 Jun 2016 19:22:00 GMT Sat, 04 Jun 2016 19:22:00 GMT http://www.pfbimages.com/img/s/v-5/u352859269-o809759413-50.jpg PFB Images: Blog http://www.pfbimages.com/blog 96 120 Many Shades of Summer Announcement http://www.pfbimages.com/blog/2016/6/many-shades-of-summer-announcement Earlier this year, I submitted three summer-themed images for jurying into the Many Shades of Summer show, part of the City of Brighton's Eye for Art program.  This is the 16th exhibit in Brighton's ongoing series of City Hall shows, and will hang throughout the building from May 31 to September 16, 2016.  Over 220 pieces by 69 local and regional artists have been juried into the show.  I am proud to say that all three of my images (shown below) were accepted into the show.  The Opening Reception is scheduled for June 10, 2016.  To RSVP for the reception, follow the link on the exhibit website.  Otherwise, please visit Brighton City Hall during normal business hours to see all of the fabulous pieces selected for the show.

Canada Geese and Longs PeakCanada Geese and Longs PeakA flock of Canada geese and a guest cruise across Barr Lake in the shadow of Longs Peak. Sunset at ChatfieldSunset at ChatfieldOne of Colorado's fabulous sunsets is reflected in Chatfield Reservoir. Breaking StormBreaking StormA lone tree basks in evening light as storm clouds break up overhead.

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info@pfbimages.com (PFB Images) Brighton Eye for Art Many Shades of Summer PFB Images show http://www.pfbimages.com/blog/2016/6/many-shades-of-summer-announcement Sun, 05 Jun 2016 12:00:00 GMT
RoxArts Gallery Change http://www.pfbimages.com/blog/2016/6/roxarts-gallery-change The Roxborough Arts Council Gallery is relocating due to changes in the shopping center where we are located.  The gallery closed in late May for the move, and we will be reopening in our new space once it is ready.  Please follow the progress of the move on the RoxArts website at http://www.roxartscouncil.org/.

 

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info@pfbimages.com (PFB Images) PFB Images Roxborough Arts Council gallery move update http://www.pfbimages.com/blog/2016/6/roxarts-gallery-change Sat, 04 Jun 2016 19:00:49 GMT
New Exhibit at CoArt Gallery http://www.pfbimages.com/blog/2015/12/new-exhibit-at-coart-gallery I'm happy to announce that I'm renting space in the CoArt Gallery in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe through December and January.  I'm very excited to return to this dynamic art community after an absence of several months.  I currently have five pieces hanging in the guest artist space at the gallery, including the one below.  I will be rotating my images to keep the display interesting.  Come on out and support local artists!

Bee and BloomBee and BloomA bee with full pollen baskets works its way around a brightly-colored flower.

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info@pfbimages.com (PFB Images) Co-Art CoArt Gallery Colorado PFB Images gallery show update http://www.pfbimages.com/blog/2015/12/new-exhibit-at-coart-gallery Fri, 11 Dec 2015 13:00:00 GMT
November 2015 Website Refresh http://www.pfbimages.com/blog/2015/11/november-2015-website-refresh I've spent the past few days updating my website to better present my work, and to add some new photos.  Key changes include:

- I have split my Colorado images into two galleries.  One gallery emphasizes the eastern part of the state, including the Denver area.  The other gallery emphasizes the western part of the state, including several of Colorado's national parks.

- I have improved the navigation for my landscape galleries to accommodate the new Colorado galleries and other galleries already on my website.

- I have added several new Colorado images to my website that appear in both of the new Colorado galleries.  I have also added a few new wildlife images to my wildlife gallery.  I've included two of my new images below as samples of what I have been doing recently.

Snack TimeSnack TimeA chipmunk settles down to eat some grass on a sunny Colorado day. Sunset at the ArsenalSunset at the ArsenalSunlight is filtered by smoke from wildfies as the sun sinks toward the horizon at Rocky Mountian Arsenal, Colorado.

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info@pfbimages.com (PFB Images) Colorado PFB Images gallery new images update wildlife http://www.pfbimages.com/blog/2015/11/november-2015-website-refresh Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Lines Into Shapes Announcement http://www.pfbimages.com/blog/2015/10/lines-into-shapes-announcement Hello everyone - it's been a busy summer here at PFB Images.  The results of these efforts are beginning to come together.

Back in August, I submitted three black and white images for jurying into the Lines Into Shapes show at the Art Center of Estes Park.  This annual show is in it's 19th year, and attracts artists from across the United States in a variety of mediums.  This year, 180 pieces by over one hundred artists in eight categories have been juried into the show.

Lines Into Shapes Poster

I am proud to say that all three of my images were accepted into the show, which includes almost thirty photographs from sixteen different photographers.  My images selected for the two-week show are shown below.  Although I will not be able to attend the Opening Reception, I encourage you to visit the Art Center of Estes Park (click here for directions) to see fantastic art from across the country.  You might even be able to get a jump on your holiday shopping!

Icy TorrentIcy TorrentThe South Platte River continues to flow under the ice in Waterton Canyon on a cold February day.

San Miguel WaterfallSan Miguel WaterfallA waterfall crashes through the rocks on Colorado's western slope.

Mist ShroudMist ShroudThis intimate view of a waterfall in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge shows both power and grace.

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info@pfbimages.com (PFB Images) Art Center of Estes Park Lines into Shapes PFB Images gallery show http://www.pfbimages.com/blog/2015/10/lines-into-shapes-announcement Mon, 26 Oct 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Denver Area Photo Locations – South Platte Park http://www.pfbimages.com/blog/2015/8/denver-area-photo-locations-south-platte-park This is the next in my series of PFB Images blog posts about Denver area outdoor photography locations, and I’m featuring South Plate Park.  The park is located along the South Platte River in Littleton, between Reynolds Landing and C-470.  There are two primary access points to the park.  The south access is from South Platte Canyon Road (CO 75) between C-470 and Mineral Avenue.  This access also serves the South Platte Reservoir, and they share several parking lots just north of C-470.  The main access is at the Carson Nature Center, north of Mineral Avenue on South Platte Parkway (just west of Santa Fe Drive).  This park can be very busy on weekends, and there is weekend overflow parking near the Carson Nature Center.  The park is free and is open from sunrise to sunset daily.  The Carson Nature Center offers a variety of programs and classes related to the park.

South Platte Park consists of 880 acres with about 6.5 miles of trails (both paved and natural surface).  It encompasses about two miles of the South Platte River and several lakes open to fishing and other uses.  The main trail is the wide, dual surface South Platte River Trail that connects C-470 to Littleton and points north.  Within the park, much of the South Platte River Trail serves as the Mary Carter Greenway, providing access to the various lakes and trails that run around and between them.  Since the South Platte River Trail provides regional connectivity, it is very busy with hikers, runners, cyclists, and other users.  Therefore, stopping on the paved surface to take pictures is difficult and can be dangerous.  Instead, hike on the natural surface portion of the trail (generally along the east side of the paved trail), or get out onto the other trails in the park to enjoy the photographic opportunities the park has to offer.

If you park in one of the south lots, you can hike along the west edge of Eaglewatch Lake to reach the wildlife viewing blind between Eaglewatch Lake and Buffelhead Lake.  Then you can loop south along the South Platte River Trail to reach Ladybug Lake, Blackrock Lake and return to the parking lots.  This is generally a late afternoon hike so you can shoot with Eaglewatch Lake in the foreground and the Platte River in the background.  Morning hikes are better in the area east of the South Platte River.  This area is best accessed from the Carson Nature Center parking lot.  Wildlife is also more common in this area, since it across the river from the busy South Platte River Trail.  The park hosts a wide variety of waterfowl, sparrows, and occasional raptors.  Small reptiles and mammals are also common, and occasionally large mammals make their way into the park from Chatfield State Park.  True wildlife enthusiasts should consider one of the guided Cooley Lake walks hosted by Carson Nature Center staff.  This is the only way to access Cooley Lake, which is a designated wildlife habitat and is closed to the public otherwise.  See the Carson Nature Center website for details.

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info@pfbimages.com (PFB Images) Colorado PFB Images South Platte Park photo locations http://www.pfbimages.com/blog/2015/8/denver-area-photo-locations-south-platte-park Mon, 10 Aug 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Another Gallery Change http://www.pfbimages.com/blog/2015/6/another-gallery-change I'm posting to share that I am no longer exhibiting images at Foothills Green Gallery in Littleton, since the owners have decided to relocate.  Once the move is complete, I will meet with the owners to see if my work will be fit for their new space.  As always, feel free to drop by the Roxborough Arts Council Gallery to see my work in person.

Thanks to everyone who visited Foothills Green Gallery in their Simms Street location to see my work!

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info@pfbimages.com (PFB Images) PFB Images gallery update http://www.pfbimages.com/blog/2015/6/another-gallery-change Wed, 10 Jun 2015 03:20:44 GMT
Gallery Change http://www.pfbimages.com/blog/2015/4/gallery-change I'm posting quickly to share that I am no longer exhibiting images at Long Trail Glass in the Santa Fe Arts District.  I am currently exploring other options in the Arts District, and will make an announcement when I have new exhibit space.  In the meantime, feel free to drop by the Roxborough Arts Council Gallery and Foothills Green Gallery to see my work in person.

Thanks to everyone who visited Long Trail Glass to see my work!

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info@pfbimages.com (PFB Images) PFB Images gallery update http://www.pfbimages.com/blog/2015/4/gallery-change Sat, 25 Apr 2015 03:41:09 GMT
Denver Area Photo Locations – South Valley Park http://www.pfbimages.com/blog/2015/4/denver-area-photo-locations-south-valley-park This is the next in my series of PFB Images blog posts about Denver area outdoor photography locations.  This month, I’m featuring South Valley Park.  The park is located west of C-470 in the Ken Caryl Valley area of Jefferson County.  From C-470, take the Ken Caryl Avenue exit and turn west, passing through the hogback.  At the first traffic signal, bear left onto South Valley Road.  Continue about one mile to the South Valley Park entrance on the left.  The park is free and is open from one hour before sunrise the one hour after sunset daily.  See the park’s website for details.

South Valley Park consists of about 900 acres, including about 8 miles of trails.  From the main parking lot, you can combine the Swallow Trail and a portion of the Coyote Song Trail to create a 2-mile hiking loop.  Swallow Trail is hiker-only, and serves as a boundary between the flatter western meadow portion of the park and the hogback on the eastern side.  The 0.2-mile connector between the Swallow Trail and the Coyote Song trail begins the climb up the west face of the hogback.  The climb continues along Coyote Song Trail, with the highest point on the loop near the Lyons Back Trail junction.  Note that the lands east of the Coyote Song trail (including the hogback rim and portions of the Lyons Back Trail) are owned by the Ken Caryl Valley Ranch Foundation, and are only open to Foundation members.  Grazing Elk Trail is a 2.5-mile loop encircling an elk meadow in the southwest portion of the park, and is accessible from the south end of the Swallow Trail.  This trail is subject to seasonal closures based on elk movements.

Since the Grazing Elk Trail is closed when the elk are most active, the majority of the photographic opportunities are along the Swallow Trail / Coyote Song trail loop.  The park is home to mule deer, rabbits and other small mammals, and a wide variety of bird life.  An occasional elk will cross South Valley Road to graze in the meadow west of Swallow Trail during the fall, and coyotes and foxes can be seen occasionally.  Mann Reservoir (just south of the parking lot) attracts limited waterfowl since the reservoir is small and water levels are not stable.  From a landscape photography perspective, this park provides less crowded access to the red sandstone formations that Colorado’s Front Range is known for. Much of the loop provides close-up access to the formations, allowing for intimate photographs such as this melting icicle photographed along Swallow Trail.  The best time for landscape photography is evening.  The rock formations are bathed in low light until the sun dips below the foothills to the west, as shown in this late-day image taken where the rocks rise out of the meadow.  From Coyote Song Trail, it is also possible to photograph sunsets over the Front Range foothills.  Various other locations in the park can yield decent photographs depending on weather and lighting, including and the intermittent creeks that flow through the park and Grazing Elk Trail.

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info@pfbimages.com (PFB Images) Colorado PFB Images South Valley Park photo locations http://www.pfbimages.com/blog/2015/4/denver-area-photo-locations-south-valley-park Fri, 17 Apr 2015 23:38:54 GMT
April New Images http://www.pfbimages.com/blog/2015/4/april-new-images I spent a weekend last month at Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado's San Luis Valley.  I've spent this weekend editing images from that trip, plus pulling together a few older images.  Based on this work, I uploaded eight new images today between my Colorado and United States website galleries.

The image below is one of my new Colorado shots from the Sand Dunes.  You can get a sense of the vast dunes from the three hikers in the lower left of this image.  Overall, there are about a dozen people in this photograph - how many can you find?  Feel free to respond below.

Dune ShadowsDune ShadowsLate afernoon sun casts captivating shadows across the dunes of Great Sand Dunes National Park.

Since I have added new images to my Colorado gallery, I have removed a few older images to keep the gallery size reasonable.  If you have a favorite that's been deleted, you can still order it - just comment on this post or drop me an e-mail.

Please enjoy looking through all of my galleries, and feel free to purchase prints of your favorites!

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info@pfbimages.com (PFB Images) Great Sand Dunes National Park United States colorado gallery new images update http://www.pfbimages.com/blog/2015/4/april-new-images Sun, 12 Apr 2015 22:19:00 GMT
Denver Area Photo Locations – Clement Park http://www.pfbimages.com/blog/2015/3/denver-area-photo-locations-clement-park This is the next in my series of PFB Images blog posts about Denver area outdoor photography locations.  This month, I’m featuring Clement Park.  The park is located west of Littleton off Bowles Avenue in Jefferson County.  From Santa Fe Drive (US 85), take Bowles Avenue west about 2.5 miles to the park entrance opposite W Long Drive.  From C-470, take Bowles Avenue east about 3.7 miles to the park entrance.  The park is free except during special events and is open from 5 am to 11 pm daily.  See the park’s website for details.

Clement Park consists of about 200 acres, including the 60-acre Johnston Reservoir, Grant Amphitheater, picnic areas, athletic fields, and the Columbine Memorial.  From the main entrance on Bowles Avenue, Johnston Reservoir is to the right (west), and the rest of the park spreads to the east. There is a 1.4-mile paved trail that circles the reservoir near the water’s edge.  Other trails serve the athletic fields and the eastern portions of the park.  The lake trail sees heavy bicycle use and many dog walkers, so step off the trail to take pictures where possible.  The reservoir provides habitat for many birds and small mammals that have adapted to suburban life. Ducks and geese can be seen daily at the reservoir, and herons and egrets make random visits to the lake.  Sea gulls, red-winged blackbirds and other smaller birds are common.  There are two prairie dog communities southeast and southwest of the reservoir that draw the occasional coyote and raptor to the park.

The majority of the photographic opportunities are around the reservoir.  Waterfowl photography (such as these ducks) is relatively easy, as many of the birds have acclimated to humans. The three piers along the east side of the lake allow you get out over the water, closer to the waterfowl.  Wildlife photography is best in the early morning, particularly around the cove at the reservoir's southeast corner.  From a landscape photography perspective, the lake provides for interesting sunset reflections from the lawn east of the reservoir.  Pick your location carefully to manage lights from the development across the lake. Unfortunately, the sail structures on the piers were taken down for renovation and have not been replaced.  Various other locations in the park can yield decent photographs depending on weather and lighting, including the amphitheater and the small creeks that flow through the park.

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info@pfbimages.com (PFB Images) Clement Park Colorado PFB Images photo locations http://www.pfbimages.com/blog/2015/3/denver-area-photo-locations-clement-park Mon, 09 Mar 2015 10:00:00 GMT
New Exhibit - Roxborough Library http://www.pfbimages.com/blog/2015/3/new-exhibit---roxborough-library I'm excited to announce that I have twelve images hanging in the Roxborough Library throughout the month of March.  Three groups of my images are currently hanging in the community room at the back of the library.  The library exhibit is a collaboration between the Roxborough Arts Council and the Douglas County Library System.  Come on out and support local artists and enjoy a good book.

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info@pfbimages.com (PFB Images) Colorado Douglas County Library PFB Images Roxborough Library exhibit show http://www.pfbimages.com/blog/2015/3/new-exhibit---roxborough-library Fri, 06 Mar 2015 11:00:00 GMT
Denver Area Photo Locations – Roxborough State Park http://www.pfbimages.com/blog/2015/1/denver-area-photo-locations-roxborough-state-park This is the third in my series of PFB Images blog posts about outdoor photography locations in the Denver area.  This month, I’m featuring Roxborough State Park.  The park is located southwest of Denver in Douglas County.  From C-470, take Santa Fe Drive south to Titan Road west, take Titan Road to Rampart Range Road south for about 2 miles, and follow the signs to the park entrance.  The park charges a day use entrance fee (currently $8), or you can use your annual Colorado State Parks Pass.  Park and Visitor Center hours vary by season; see the park’s website for details.

Roxborough State Park is a National Natural Landmark consisting of over five square miles showcasing the park’s hallmark red sandstone formations.  From the Visitor’s Center, trails generally go north and south, providing access to two distinct areas.  Fountain Valley is to the north of the Visitor Center, and can be accessed along the 2.3-mile Fountain Valley Trail.  There are two overlooks in the valley.  Fountain Valley Overlook is only about ½ mile from the visitor center, while Lyons Overlook is about half way up the valley.  Both overlooks provide grand photographic vistas including the red sandstone monoliths, evergreens and scrub oaks, and the surrounding foothills.  I prefer to hike the entire Fountain Valley Trail, looking for intimate pictures of the sandstone formations, wildflowers in summer, and occasional wildlife.

South of the Visitor Center, the park is somewhat more open, and the trails are less busy.  The 3-mile South Rim Trail has some short steep climbs, working its way through scrub oaks and evergreens, and provides some great photographic views of the plains east of the park at higher elevations.  The Willow Creek Trail shortcuts the South Rim Loop, providing a 1.4-mile hike, but it does not provide grand photographic vistas since it does not climb to the top of the ridges.  The Carpenter Peak Trail is the longest trail in the park, and also has the most elevation gain.  However, the photographic views from the top of Carpenter Peak and the viewpoints along the way are worth the hike.

I usually encounter mule deer at some point on my visits to Roxborough.  Their movements vary seasonally, but I photograph them more often along the trails in the morning and along the entry road in the afternoon.  Although they are less common, I have photographed coyotes in the open areas along the South Rim Trail and the entry road, and various raptors visit the park occasionally.

Your feedback on my photo location blog posts is important, so that I can provide relevant, helpful information.  Please provide comments to help me continue this series.

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info@pfbimages.com (PFB Images) Colorado PFB Images Roxborough State Park photo locations http://www.pfbimages.com/blog/2015/1/denver-area-photo-locations-roxborough-state-park Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:00:00 GMT
"Art of Appreciation" Show Announcement http://www.pfbimages.com/blog/2015/1/-art-of-appreciation-show-announcement Several of my images have been accepted into the Art of Appreciation show at the Foothills Green Gallery here in Littleton.  The show kicked off with a reception yesterday (Friday January 16th) and will run for about a month.  For more details, see the flyer below.

I still have images on display at the Roxborough Arts Council gallery and at Long Trail Glass in the Santa Fe Arts District.  Feel free to visit any of these galleries to see my work!

 

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info@pfbimages.com (PFB Images) Colorado Foothills Green Gallery PFB Images show http://www.pfbimages.com/blog/2015/1/-art-of-appreciation-show-announcement Sat, 17 Jan 2015 22:12:07 GMT
Denver Photo Locations - Rocky Mountain Arsenal http://www.pfbimages.com/blog/2014/12/denver-photo-locations---rocky-mountain-arsenal This is the next in my series of PFB Images blog posts about outdoor photography locations in the Denver metropolitan area.  This month, I’m featuring the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge.  The refuge is located northeast of Denver in Commerce City, between Quebec Street and Peña Boulevard.  The main entrance is on Prairie Parkway, about 2.5 miles north of I-70 off of Quebec, and is well signed.  The refuge is free, and is open from sunrise to sunset except major holidays.  The Visitor Center hours vary by season; see the refuge’s website for details.

As the name implies, the refuge is a great venue for wildlife photography.  The bison area (only accessible by car as part of the Wildlife Drive) allows you to drive among and photograph these large mammals if the herd is in the southern part of their range.  In my experience, the herd is most often along the Wildlife Drive in the early morning and late afternoon, but this varies with weather and grazing patterns.  Even if the bison are not around, keep your eyes open.  I have photographed deer, hawks, owls and prairie dogs in the bison area.

The lakes scattered through the eastern section of the refuge allow for further wildlife viewing, adding waterfowl, turtles, and frogs to the long list of photography subjects.  The trail and boardwalk at Lake Mary provide an easy hike, with good photography opportunities for waterfowl around the lake’s island.  I have had good luck with deer around the east end of Lake Ladora, both on the Lake Ladora trail and from the road.  Wintering bald eagles prefer the less busy areas of the refuge around Upper and Lower Derby Lakes.  I spent an enjoyable half hour with several other photographers taking pictures of a group of bald eagles on the ice in Lower Derby Lake last winter.

Your feedback on my photo location blog posts is important, so that I can provide relevant, helpful information.  Please provide comments to help me continue this series.

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info@pfbimages.com (PFB Images) Colorado National Wildlife Refuge PFB Images Rocky Mountain Arsenal photo locations http://www.pfbimages.com/blog/2014/12/denver-photo-locations---rocky-mountain-arsenal Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:40:33 GMT
Holiday Deadlines http://www.pfbimages.com/blog/2014/12/holiday-deadlines Time is running short!  If you are ordering PFB Images wall art for Christmas, your order must be submitted by 11:59pm MST today (December 15th) to ensure holiday delivery.  This includes framed prints, standouts, and canvas gallery wraps.  If you are ordering PFB Images prints to put in that special Christmas frame, your order must be submitted by 11:59pm MST tomorrow (December 16th) to ensure holiday delivery.  In both cases, you will need to select expedited delivery.  All of my prints and wall art are made to order, so we need production time.  If you miss these deadlines, you can still purchase selected pieces at the various galleries where my work is displayed through next week.

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info@pfbimages.com (PFB Images) PFB Images gallery holiday deadlines products http://www.pfbimages.com/blog/2014/12/holiday-deadlines Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:07:02 GMT
December New Images http://www.pfbimages.com/blog/2014/12/more-new-images I spent this weekend processing more images for my website.  I uploaded several new images today, including updates to my wildlife and Colorado galleries.  The image below is one of my new Colorado shots.

Sunlight on Mount EvansSunlight on Mount EvansAs the sun begins to set, light glistens off the exposed granodiorite at the summit of Mount Evans.

Since I have added new images to my Colorado gallery, I have removed a few older images to keep the gallery size reasonable.  If you have a favorite that's been deleted, you can still order it - just comment on this post or drop me an e-mail.

Please enjoy looking through all of my galleries, and feel free to purchase prints of your favorites!

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info@pfbimages.com (PFB Images) colorado gallery new images update wildlife http://www.pfbimages.com/blog/2014/12/more-new-images Mon, 08 Dec 2014 06:00:00 GMT
New Gallery Exhibit http://www.pfbimages.com/blog/2014/11/new-gallery-exhibit I'm excited to announce that Long Trail Glass has accepted several of my images for display in their gallery.  This is my first exhibit in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe and I'm very excited to grow my gallery reach.  If you work in downtown Denver, the gallery is open until 7pm or later on weekdays (except Tuesday), and they participate in the monthly First Friday Art Walk.  Come on out and support local artists!

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info@pfbimages.com (PFB Images) Colorado Long Trail Glass Gallery PFB Images gallery show update http://www.pfbimages.com/blog/2014/11/new-gallery-exhibit Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:38:09 GMT
Denver Photo Locations - Chatfield State Park http://www.pfbimages.com/blog/2014/11/denver-photo-locations---chatfield Welcome to the first of a series of PFB Images blog posts about outdoor photography locations in the Denver metropolitan area.  I do a lot of my photography within a few hours of my home, and want to give my customers an idea of what I shoot, where I shoot, and when I shoot.  I hope to share one location a month for the next few months.  So … on to my first location – Chatfield State Park.

Chatfield is located southwest of Denver, south of C-470 between Santa Fe Drive and Wadsworth Boulevard.  The main entrance is about one mile south of C-470 on Wadsworth.  The park charges a day use entrance fee (currently $8), or you can use your annual Colorado State Parks Pass.  About 1/4 mile past the entrance station, the entry road ends at the main park road, and you can turn left or right.

If you turn left, you can access Eagle Cove, Massey Draw, and the Dam Crest Overlook.  I enjoy bird photography along the north edge of the reservoir between Eagle Cove and Massey Draw.  There is an abandoned Great Horned Owl nest near Massey Draw that I check each spring for new occupants.  The Dam Crest Overlook provides several nice sunrise and sunset views, depending on the season.  I like winter lighting here.

If you turn right from the entry road, you can access the Kingfisher lot, the Gravel Pond lot, the Platte River lot, the Heronry, the Lakeview lot, and two Plum Creek lots.  For bird life, I often hike northeast into the lowlands along the South Platte River from the Kingfisher lot.  I will also hike south from the Platte River lot or the Gravel Pond lot along the South Platte River.  The Heronry lot provides access to several of my favorite locations in Chatfield, including several trails and the Heronry overlook for sunsets and raptors.  The Lakeview lot is also good for sunsets.  I have had limited photographic success in the Plum Creek area, despite it being a designated nature area.

So, that’s my first photography location blog post.  Since this is the first in the series, your feedback is especially important.  Please provide comments to help shape my future photo location posts.

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info@pfbimages.com (PFB Images) Chatfield State Park Colorado PFB Images photo locations http://www.pfbimages.com/blog/2014/11/denver-photo-locations---chatfield Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:30:00 GMT
November Website Refresh http://www.pfbimages.com/blog/2014/11/november-website-refresh I've spent some time updating my website to provide more detailed information about brick and mortar galleries where you can see my work.  This information has been moved off the "About" page and onto a dedicated "Exhibits" page.  The Galleries page has been removed to reduce confusion.  I will keep the Exhibits page up to date, but if you would like to receive e-mails sharing current activities, please sign my guestbook.

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info@pfbimages.com (PFB Images) PFB Images exhibit gallery show website http://www.pfbimages.com/blog/2014/11/november-website-refresh Sat, 15 Nov 2014 14:30:00 GMT