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It’s Been WAY TOO LONG since I posted last and what better time than now!

Posted in Abstract, Buildings of Denver, Electrified, Photo Drawing, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 25, 2020 by sambissell

I found this unpublished post in the inner workings of my WordPress dashboard, labeled “Denver Buildings, Frozen in Time”, from August of 2010, so here you go, as I dust off my chops and get reacquainted with posting on WP.

Lakeside Amusement Park Tower

Lakeside Amusement Park Tower

The above photo was taken (and reconfigured using an old technique) in 2004; it was taken near sunset on a hot summer night, as I recall.

Utilizing the same technique that same summer, I took this photo of the Conservatory Dome at the Denver Botanic Gardens, about the same time of the evening…

Dome

Dome

For quite a long time, this next photo was a favorite but, as we all know, favorites can always be replaced; it was taken in a section of Denver called the Highlands, one of the oldest in the city (so named because it sits up on a piece of land that is higher than the city and looks down on it, which the original inhabitants did in a very figurative and discerning way!):

Highlands Alley Building

Highlands Alley Building

And another I’ve always liked

Timeless

Timeless

But times (and timelessness) change………..don’t they?
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On Fire

Posted in Abstract, Alternate processes, black-and-white, Buildings of Denver, Contemplative, Electrified, Fire, friends, Infrared, Nature, Photography, Snowscape with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2010 by sambissell

Blue Flame. Denver, 2005

Flames on the Floor. Denver, 2005

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Red House……

Posted in Abstract, Alternate processes, black-and-white, Buildings of Denver, Contemplative, Music, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 25, 2010 by sambissell

…..is the name of a song that was made quite popular by Jimi Hendrix in the late ’60s. The very first time I heard it, I fell in love with it! What is funny about the first time I heard it is that I found it on a Warner Brothers sampler album that you could get by sending in a coupon that was found on the inner liner. Some of you may remember this fine way of discovering new music back then but many people I mention this to have no idea what I am talking about, whether they were from that time period or not. TheĀ  promotional campaign was called “Loss Leaders“.

Take a listen** while you study the photo…………

There's A Red House Over Yonder, That's Where.... Denver, 2009.

Here are the lyrics, if you find you want to sing along (feel free to play air guitar b/c I think you’re safe….no one’s watching!):

There’s a red house over yonder, that’s where my baby stays.
There’s a red house over yonder, baby, that’s where my baby stays.
Well, I ain’t been home to see my baby in about ninety nine and one half days,
’bout time I see her.

Wait a minute, something’s wrong.
The key wont unlock the door.
Wait a minute, something’s wrong, baby.
The key wont unlock the door.
I got a bad, bad feeling that my baby don’t live here no more.

I might as well go on back down,
Go back ‘cross yonder over the hill.
I might as well go back over yonder
Way back yonder ‘cross the hill, (That’s where I come from)
‘Cos if my baby don’t love me no more.
I know her sister will!

** For those who want to listen to a longer, bluesier version, take a listen to this amazing piece of music!

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As Fall Approaches

Posted in Abstract, Alternate processes, Botanical, Buildings of Denver, California, Christmas, Contemplative, Electrified, Everlasting Love, Idyllic, Me, Mysticism and Magic, Nature, Negative Space, Photo Drawing, Photography, Snowscape, Solarization with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 15, 2010 by sambissell

DBG Pond and Changing Trees, 2005

These are photos I’ve taken through the years that reflect the oncoming colors that Autumn graces all of us with, in all of our different spots in the world. When I moved to Colorado many many years ago, I was told that there “aren’t any real colors, just lots of yellows.” Because I came from New England, where I grew up, and spent lots of time in Iowa and other parts of the Midwest during many of those same years, I was used to seeing a vast range of colors.

I didn’t think much of Colorado’s Autumn colors when I was in and out of college….I simply didn’t make note of it (if you can believe that!!). The more time I spent in the mountains, though, the more I came to realize… Continue reading

Brickwork, Denver, 4am

Posted in Buildings of Denver, Contemplative, Photography with tags , , , , on August 19, 2010 by sambissell

The Antoinnette After Midnight

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In the Hall of the Mountain Queen

Posted in Abstract, Alternate processes, Buildings of Denver, friends, Photography, Solarization, watercolorized, Weddings with tags , , , , , on August 12, 2010 by sambissell

Entry, Brass Urn, and Angles; Denver Masonic Temple

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When the Suns Go Nova

Posted in Abstract, Buildings of Denver, Contemplative, Infrared, Photography, watercolorized, Weddings with tags , , on August 10, 2010 by sambissell

When the Suns Go Nova

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Images at a Wedding I

Posted in Abstract, black-and-white, Buildings of Denver, Contemplative, Everlasting Love, friends, Love - plain and simple, Photography, Solarization, Weddings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2010 by sambissell

Mattie and Lindsey got married a couple of days ago in the clock tower of the May D & F Tower in downtown Denver (open this link, then click on the resulting photo to get an even larger view for better detail).
It was truly an incredible experience and one I will likely never forget. I wasn’t their primary photographer and thankfully that was Liddy‘s job (whew!)…..but I took some shots that I really like quite a lot.
Enjoy!

1 0f 4 clocks in the tower

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Another year ahead!

Posted in Abstract, black-and-white, Botanical, Buildings of Denver, California, Contemplative, Electrified, Everlasting Love, friends, HDR, Horses, Idyllic, Love - plain and simple, Me, Mysticism and Magic, Nature, Photo Drawing, Photography, Snowscape, Solarization with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 31, 2009 by sambissell

As I do occasionally, I create posts for friends, who are special to me. This is one of those posts.

This one is for Gina V.

Because I just passed another year, the title of this blog has 2 meanings: I have found myself one more year forward and look forward to the one coming up.
The past year has had its ups and downs, as many do, but I like to base a year on the people I meet, more than anything. Events are one thing but meeting people who leave an impression are something entirely different. And while I have met quite a few people this year, meeting Gina has left quite an impression on me. I could list the reasons why but I won’t: she knows why, I think, and that is all that matters.

I consider the work included here some of my best work, either for personal reasons or because of feedback. The dates refer to the original date I took the photos.

So, Gina, these are for you….sort of a gift to you as I enjoy the entry of my next year on this planet. Enjoy!

Flame and glass

Flame and glass (2004)

Fading Tree Peony

Fading Tree Peony (2008)

Chance Meeting (2008)

Chance Meeting (2008)

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A Deimos Way of Life

Posted in Abstract, black-and-white, Buildings of Denver, Electrified, Photo Drawing, Photography, Solarization with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 7, 2009 by sambissell
A Deimos Way of Life 2

A Deimos Way of Life 2

Experimenting with a new process. Any thoughts?

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