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Solitary windmill stands post over the recently harvested grain field at dawn. Bright highlights and long dark shadows show the rolling Colorado prairies bring out the terrain relief under the fluffy layers of monsoon cumulus clouds exacerbated by the massive smoke and ash from forest fires across the Western States.
Posted to Landscape about 440 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Ubiquitous high power electric lines span many miles across the eastern Colorado prairies to bring electricity to the burgeoning populations and isolated farmsteads. Low angle post dawn sunlight creates dimensionality with long highlighted ridge lines and deep shadows.
Posted to Landscape about 440 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Found an area of Colorado high prairie with rolling hills and infinite grain fields and used the post dawn light and shadows across the scene to develop the depth of the terrain. Monsoon moisture drawn off the Gulf of Baja and smoke from Western state forest fires help form the cumulus cloud banks.
Posted to Landscape about 440 days ago, 0 comment(s)
A late blooming sunflower drinks in the early morning sun just north of Denver International Airport.
Posted to Floral and Fauna about 460 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Sought to limit my pallet to primary colors for this pair of early morning sunflowers just north of Denver International Airport.
Posted to Floral and Fauna about 460 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Caught a fly having his breakfast at the center of an early morning sunflower. The field is just outside the north edge of Denver International Airport. Processed using Skylum Luminar 2018 RAW Develop and Golden Hour presets.
Posted to Floral and Fauna about 460 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Found an east sloping field of ripening sunflowers in the earlier morning sun. Due to heavy forest fire overcast had to correct RAW files for red haze tint.

Three (near macro) of three in a zoom series of this bloom.
Posted to Floral and Fauna about 460 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Found an east sloping field of ripening sunflowers in the earlier morning sun. Due to heavy forest fire overcast had to correct RAW files for red haze tint.


Two of three in a zoom series of this bloom.
Posted to Floral and Fauna about 460 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Found an east sloping field of ripening sunflowers in the earlier morning sun. Due to heavy forest fire overcast had to correct RAW files for red haze tint.


One of three in a zoom series of this bloom.
Posted to Floral and Fauna about 460 days ago, 0 comment(s)
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Posted to Black and White about 740 days ago, 0 comment(s)
The high contrast and razor sharp edges of LoDo (LOwer DOwntown) buildings and their shadows caught my eye while walking to Coors Field for a Colorado Rockies game.
Posted to Sunsets about 1075 days ago, 0 comment(s)
The sun sets over the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains and is reflected in the high rise building glass over the LoDo (LOwer DOwntown) section of Denver as viewed from an upper deck at Coors Field.
I took this for the brilliant sunset reflection and the urban environment of lampposts and construction cranes.
Posted to Sunsets about 1075 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Lake District in the background.
Posted to Landscape about 1093 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Posted to Floral and Fauna about 1118 days ago, 0 comment(s)
I never noticed how much beauty there is in the common grass that grows in any field. I knelt down and shot this image on Thursday, where I park when shooting photos of herons from my kayak. I had loaded up and was ready to drive away, when it occurred to me to take a photo of the grass where I park and unload the kayak. I particularly like how the 'grass bokeh' turned out on the right side of the photo. Any comments most welcome!
Posted to Landscape about 1237 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Posted to Portraits about 1252 days ago, 0 comment(s)
From my series, "Icarus."
To view the entire set, please visit http://www.nicoram.net/icarus
Posted to Portraits about 1257 days ago, 0 comment(s)
I had heard about the famous Dalles Mountain Ranch. People from miles around come to shoot this old car. I knew that if I wanted a shot, I had to act fast. The flowers had already reached their peak. I got up at 5 and drove 2 hrs to this place. It was totally worth losing a little sleep over. When I see stuff like this, I often wonder about its story. I wonder who the people were, and how the car happen to be left here, and why. No matter what the story is, though our photographs, the memories live on.
Posted to Landscape about 1278 days ago, 1 comment(s)
Rain followed by warm weather equals an early bloom!
Posted to Landscape about 1374 days ago, 1 comment(s)
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Winter wheat straw is gathered into bales/rolls by local farmer/rancher for winter feed along Colorado's Front range near Denver Airport.
Posted to Floral and Fauna about 1446 days ago, 0 comment(s)
#novembercoverchallenge
Posted to Nature about 1472 days ago, 6 comment(s)
Posted to Landscape about 1476 days ago, 0 comment(s)
This is one shot from a senior portrait shoot. She wanted to have her field hockey stick in one of the shots so we went on the field near the scoreboard and this is the result. My favorite shot of the session.
Posted to Portraits about 1476 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Posted to Black and White about 1485 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Posted to Historical Sites about 1495 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Posted to Floral and Fauna about 1502 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Posted to Sunsets about 1505 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Let those old chains lie another year,
The harvest season's over
Grass and grit won't do no harm
Just watch it with the mower
Posted to Landscape about 1505 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Posted to Black and White about 1506 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Mount Baldy is on the top right, the reddish-colored mountain the background. Shot just outside of Crested Butte, Colorado on Schofield Pass.

©Scott Smith Photography
Posted to Landscape about 1507 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Aspens line the 4x4 trail on the way to Emerald Lake, near Crested Butte, Colorado.


©Scott Smith Photography
Posted to Autumn about 1507 days ago, 2 comment(s)
Posted to Landscape about 1514 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Just posting this for fun. I shot this maybe 20 years ago (Film, probably a Canon EOS100)and had forgotten all about it. Unfortunately cannot find the negative so this is a flat bed scan of a 6"x4" enprint (hence the softness and poor contrast)
I tried to do what I could to salvage it and this is the best I can get. Loved it at the time and wish I could go back and reshoot it with my current gear. Oh well... (sad face)
Posted to Landscape about 1533 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Was shooting some candid work for my son while he was training some athletes. This shot intrigued me because it appeared he was coming out of a hole in the ground.
Posted to Candid about 1534 days ago, 1 comment(s)
Was taking photos of a conditioning clinic, when I caught my dear friend doing "field work" for an upcoming tournament. Volunteer's work is never done.
Posted to Candid about 1534 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Posted to Landscape about 1535 days ago, 1 comment(s)
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Posted to Black and White about 1558 days ago, 0 comment(s)
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Posted to Landscape about 1566 days ago, 0 comment(s)
After one of the many storms Texas endured Spring 2015
Posted to Landscape about 1594 days ago, 2 comment(s)
Posted to Landscape about 1595 days ago, 0 comment(s)
©Scott Smith Photography
Posted to Landscape about 1595 days ago, 1 comment(s)
The old Wilborn Bros. Tree Service truck, photo taken just outside of Virgilina, Virginia.
Posted to Transport about 1608 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Yellow fields of rape seed in Derbyshire (UK) with a lone tree in the background, spring, and a cloudy but bright day
Thanks
Posted to Floral and Fauna about 1623 days ago, 1 comment(s)
I spotted this rape field a few weeks back and noticing the tractor marks I knew I wanted to come back when there was a clear blue sky
Well I just so happened to pass again today, and the rape is starting to ripen and the blaze of yellow is rapidly dwindling, so I thought I best get what I could while I still can

Canon EOS 20D
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
1/200s f/10.0 at 50.0mm
iso200

CC Welcome
Posted to Landscape about 1635 days ago, 4 comment(s)
Posted to Action Shots about 1644 days ago, 1 comment(s)