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Random Inconvenience

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Random Inconvenience

Most of the time attention is focused on the beautiful mountains in Colorado. However, the early mornings can also be just as wonderful. Not everyday, but as my my friend and awesome-sunrise-early-warning-system, Gunar, says:

I guess it is their random inconvenience that makes them special.

Whenever Gunar sees there is a clear horizon and clouds from his perch up in the mountains he sends me a quick message to be on the look out. Typically I rush out with my phone to take a photo (as shown in the photo above), but recently I was prepared and took the action camera out to the end of the dock for a time-lapse. After just over 30 minutes and 3,776 images, I was able to put together the 50 second time-lapse below. 

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Three stages of image processing

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Three stages of image processing

Last week when I was photographing Giselle's senior portraits I got a few of Olivia as well. Of course, she is beautiful and fun to photograph. (i.e. not shy when a camera is pointed at her)

As I was processing the photos I figure why not document the three stages of straight out of camera, processing with Lightroom, to final image after sending it through the Nik Collection. Below are the same photo at all three stages.

You may not like the final image, and on a different day the processing may have not gone in that direction at all. But today this is what I like. 

See a few more images in the Olivia in FoCo gallery 

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Olivia in the net

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Olivia in the net

After not playing since 4th or 5th grade, Olivia decided to return to the soccer field, but this time as a goalkeeper. She started with her high school team (Loveland Indians) and continued on with club (United SC). She is rapidly improving, earning Player of the Week for her club team and more than anything else shows tremendous guts while in the net. 

Pretty sure this is the first foul Olivia has committed in two seasons of play.

It is a ton fun (and at times a little stressful) to watch her play. Plus I get the opportunity to photograph more soccer.  Here are photos from her club team games that I have been able to photograph.

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at Boulder County

09/23/2017

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at Boulder FC

09/16/2017

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at Larimie, WY

09/09/2017

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at FoCo Arsenal

08/26/2017

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at Player's Cup

08/11/2017

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vs Boulder FC

08/10/2017

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Estes Park on Labor Day

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Estes Park on Labor Day

Whenever we spend time in Estes, we are bound to see some type of wildlife. Labor day was no different. (Click any image to view larger in a lightbox.)

I set up my camera outside, focused on the humming bird feeder and used a remote to trigger it from inside. It took less than 15 minutes to get the shots below.

Once again a small number of deer returned to get their own lunch. They come right up to my parents' house. The  first photo with all the white spots is actually the sun reflecting off the chain-link fence in the back yard. It is a rather interesting effect.

This time, a chipmunk even held still long enough for me to grab a photo.

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