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!