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I found this unpublished post in the inner workings of my WordPress dashboard, labeled “Denver Buildings, Frozen in Time”, from August of 2010, so here you go, as I dust off my chops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

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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At Long Last: The Gardens at Jay Street

Posted in Abstract, black-and-white, Botanical, Contemplative, Idyllic, Infrared, Nature, Photo Drawing, Photographers, Photography, Solarization with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 30, 2009 by sambissell
Dwarf Tulips

Dwarf Tulips

This post is going to be virtually nothing but pictures, I’ve decided. To be precise, pictures of my yard, close-ups of some of the plants, blooms, etc in both the front and back yards as well as shots of groupings. Many readers either haven’t been here to the house or, if they have, have not been by this year, for one reason or another.
I’ll name as many as I can; I do know most and many I know only by their botanical name, not their common name, and vice versa. I’ll always label them from front to back.
If you want to write back and identify ones I haven’t named, feel free and I’ll add a note to the photos. And don’t be surprised if I add a few “shifts”.
In any case: ENJOY!

Fading Dianthus Bloom - Spiderweb Cactus BloomFading Dianthus Bloom – Spiderweb Cactus Bloom
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Galaxies, Upon Request

Posted in Abstract, black-and-white, Botanical, Contemplative, Electrified, friends, Infrared, Nature, Photo Drawing, Photography, Shimmering Silver with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 20, 2009 by sambissell

My friend, Catherine, asked “Wither is they?”
So, I respond, They is here:

Close-up of a Mentzilla (I don’t know a common name for it), taken down the street at my friend, Mark’s, house. I have mentioned Mark here a few times before; he is a curator at DBG. Recently, I submitted this photo for possible publication in a book of local photographers on Contemplative Photography (examples of which are here but aren’t local, just good examples that were used in a class I took at Working with Artists).

Galaxies, Waiting for Rebirth

Galaxies, Waiting for Rebirth

This photo was in a previous post but since it is a galaxy photo, here it is again:

The Center of the New Galaxy

The Center of the New Galaxy

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On Holiday……….

Posted in Abstract, black-and-white, Botanical, Electrified, Everlasting Love, friends, Idyllic, Nature, Photo Drawing, Photography, Pups and Dogs with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 23, 2009 by sambissell
Family of Four and then some

Family of Four and then some

Sometimes I dedicate posts to friends so I just want you to know that this one is for Deb, who was visiting from Saskatchewan this past week.
[So, Deb………….enjoy this post.]

We spent a couple of days up in Estes Park and although we didn’t pay the $20 entry fee to go into Rocky Mt. National Park, we did get to see a fair amount of wildlife, anyway. The group above just happened to taking in some sun in a neighborhood when we happened by on a side road to our condo by Fall River.
While I didn’t take a whole lot of arty shots, I did manage to take a few. But one of the great shots I like from our weekend is this one. We were walking down the main drag when we came across this fellow, who was, as you can tell, pretty damn cute. Right after I took this picture, I leaned into him and he licked my nose…something a bit unexpected considering we had never met.

Buddy

Buddy

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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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The Spiderweb and Its Heart

Posted in Abstract, black-and-white, Botanical, Electrified, Nature, Photo Drawing, Photography, Solarization with tags , , , , on May 6, 2009 by sambissell
The Spiderweb and Its Heart

The Spiderweb and Its Heart

I’m not going to explain this because I’m going to let you figure it out. Get back to me if you have the answer.

Have an excellent day!

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Emergence

Posted in Abstract, Botanical, Electrified, Nature, Photo Drawing, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2009 by sambissell
Allium Beginning

Allium Beginning

I have several alliums in my yard. They range from about a foot tall with 3″ globes to 18″ tall with globes the size of a basketball to 3 or 4′ tall with 6” globes. As they bloom, I will be posting them so you can see what I am talking about. The most stunning allium, of course, is the one with the basketball-sized globe, Allium shubertii. I’ll explain it later when you actually see it.
For now,  just know that they have all started pushing up through their centers of gravity to make their presences known to me since their leaves have been showing for over a month.

Tentacles

Tentacles

Emergence and Birth

Emergence and Birth

This is just one of them. I have about a dozen throughout the yard. The one above will be about 3′ tall with a 6” globe.

Melting Snow Shower

Melting Snow Shower

Enjoy!

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What a Difference a Day (or two) Makes

Posted in black-and-white, Electrified, Infrared, Nature, Photo Drawing, Photography, Snowscape with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 27, 2009 by sambissell

Although our weather has been in the 60s and 70s for the last 2 0r 3 weeks, Mr. Weatherman let us know we had snow on the way. Of course, he has been a “bit off” all winter in calling previous storms so it was with a great “ho-hum” that I greeted the chance of this one.
Yesterday turned out to be the calm before the storm. And knowing a “snowstorm” was headed here, I decided to prune back some shrubs and grasses, in order to belay getting crushed under a heavy wet Spring snow. When I was done, I took a few photos just to have in case the promised snowstorm turned out to be real.

Frontyard - Wednesday afternoon

Wednesday afternoon - Frontyard

Wednesday afternoon - Backyard

Wednesday afternoon - Backyard

Flowering Almond

Flowering Almond (aka Korean Cherry)

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