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I Love Loveland!

Springtime at a little cafe in Downtown Loveland, colorado

Downtown Loveland, CO after a rain

A couple of summers  ago while my wife and I were on a self-guided bike tour of my hometown of Loveland, Colorado when we ran into one of those classic Colorado rainstorms (bright and sunny day – 20 min. down-pour – bright and sunny afternoon!), so we took shelter in a café/sandwich shop downtown. Loveland has always had such character, and though while I was growing up downtown had lost some of it’s swagger, restaurants with nightly entertainment and quaint little shops have begun to revitalize this historic location.

The set-up for this picture I took was perfect. The storm had just passed leaving a vibrance to the color and texture of the buildings, street – even the air! This combination was too much to pass up. I had to try to capture – even if just a little of – the moment.

Reliving this moment with you has made me anxious to take another bike tour of Loveland with my wife this summer! If you are ever in the area, maybe on your way to Rocky Mountain National Park, take a short detour off highway 34 (Eisenhower Blvd.) and head south on Highway 287 (Cleveland Ave.) for about a mile and check out all Downtown Loveland has to offer. You may just find a lasting memory or two!


West Beckwith Peak

West Beckwith Peak by ParadigmLens
West Beckwith Peak, a photo by ParadigmLens on Flickr.

I took this pic this past October on a fall foliage trek in south central Colorado with my wife and fur-baby (my dog, Roxy). I had read how beautiful Kebler Pass, just outside Crested butte, was for fall colors and had to see for myself.

We actually arrived about a week late as most of the aspen had already become bear or brown.

We found this high valley meadow near the Lost Lake campground and with the combination of the weather (it snowed on us a couple of times), the reaching peak of West Beckwith, and the way the lighting played on the remaining aspen, it made the long trip well worth it!

As you can see after just two posts, I have a broad range of photography styles I try out. Truth be told, you are going on a journey with me as I discover the type of photography I find myself drawn to, and what style I find for myself.

I just hope that I am able to share some interesting and beautiful pictures with you along the way!