Project Athena - Day 315 (Framed)

Spring is Coming

I had a weird day out shooting. I felt somewhat like I had been abducted from my body by aliens and taken to the mothership for experiments. I don't know why exactly. Maybe driving around East of I-25 is not such a good idea for this earth Momma. Between the fracking wells, the factory farms, and the fertilizers, I was in an alternate universe for awhile. Once I crossed back over to the West side, I started feeling grounded again. Huh. Weird.

Chapungu Sculpture Park, Loveland, CO

Fujifilm X-E2 • Fuji XF18-135mm lens • 49.4mm • F/16 • 1/30s • ISO 800

Project Athena - Day 313 (Framed)

The Lagoon

Today's weather: snowy, rainy, cloudy, cold, windy. It's Spring in Colorado.

I shot this picture last year at the CSU Lagoon. It was a beautiful summer night with many people arriving for the popular Lagoon Summer Concert Series. Looking at the 2015 line up for this season, I am definitely gonna be catching some tunes, especially Wendy Woo. Hope to see you there!

CSU Lagoon Bridge

Nikon D3200 • Nikon 18-55mm lens • 32mm • F/5.6 • 1/200s • ISO 400

Project Athena - Day 312 (Framed)

Framed and Busted

Yogi, relaxing in his second to favorite beddy, let me take this picture but only because he did not realize he was the subject of the lens. He must have thought I was just fooling around with the sandstone sculpture that I was shooting through and not noticing him. Funny cat.

Yogi Smiles

Fujifilm X-E2 • Fuji XF18-135mm lens • 44mm • F/4.7 • 1/80s • ISO 1250

Project Athena - Day 311 (Framed)


Viewing the azure blue sky and budding aspens through a hole in the roof of an abandon cabin made me whisper some words of gratitude for the solid roof I have over my head every night. I am sure that in its prime, this old structure was some one's saving grace and protection from the harsh elements of a Wyoming winter. Still, I bet they froze their asses off in this remote place. I hope whoever lived here was kept warm by the love of family and friends.


Fujifilm X-E2 • Fuji XF18-135mm lens • 41.3mm • F/16 • 1/90s • ISO 200

Project Athena - Day 310 (Framed)

I'm Looking Through You

Today while on my nature walk around Saratoga Lake, I came across a spillway where  the lake water was rapidly draining into a culvert, sucking with it anything that got trapped in the whirlpool of energy. The water then rushed under the road and dropped down a cement spillway into a natural flowing stream that meandered through some cattail marshes finding its way eventually into another serene mountain lake. The amazing part of this scene was seeing the 20 or so 18"-20" trout fish trying to swim back up stream to the lake from which they had just been dumped. They were literally trying to jump up the spillway and waterfall, exerting tons of energy in an effort to return to what was known and comfortable.

I wanted to turn them around, face them down stream and tell them swim because  another beautiful home awaits. Then I realized how many times in my life I am that fish, swimming upstream, unaware of the gifts that await me if I just let go and let life carry me to them.

Mountain Cabin Abandon

Mountain Cabin Abandon