Monday, February 2, 2015
To the northwest, the sky started showing signs of color, so I climbed up Lily Ridge and found a nice perch with a perfect view of Longs Peak. I waited for something to happen but it was pretty grim. Luckily, 90 degrees to my right was this awesome view. I rotated my camera and captured this image, a new favorite.
Even though it was January, the weather was mild, and the trail had very little snow. I am so lucky to live in Colorado.
This is an easy hike right off Highway 7. I hope to return to this location many times.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Red Rocks with Fresh Snow and Blue Sky
Black and White Fine Art Photography
by Colorado Photographer Peter Castricone
Monday, January 19, 2015
This is a great spot for photography. I captured several nice shots. With Colorado's always spectacular blue sky in the background, some of the old boxcars paint a colorful image. Still, I always picture historic railroad photos in black and white. With lots of opportunities, I had no trouble finding a few images good enough for my website.
I was excited about the grittiness of the old locomotives, which makes for great monochromatic images and backgrounds. Some of these date back into the 1800s. It's hard not to feel a bit of romance for the old west and the people who traveled it on the railroad. My wife was tolerant enough to sit for a few poses, and I love the setting for portrait photography. Thiis is defintely far from glamorous, but I can see this as a convenient location for portrait or fashion shoots. The entry fee is a little steep at $10 per person, but I imagine the cost of restoration of these old trains is quite high.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
I snapped some photos while I waited for the sun to drop behind Mt. Morrison. The weather was great for January, but once the sun hit the horizon I was glad I brought my down jacket. The starburst scene was exquisite, and I was fortunate that my camera was all set up. All I needed to do was push my remote trigger. I got three shots off before the sun was behind the mountain. Wow, it was fast!
Unfortunately my battery died, just as the sky turned a fiery orange with streams of cyan. Oh well, I stayed for an hour and watched the show. This was one of the most amazing sunsets I've ever seen. I was lucky to be there. But this is what photography is all about...and why I love Colorado so much.