April 9th, 2013 Denver Spring Snow Storm

Originally predicted to deliver anywhere from 6-18 inches of snow, this snow storm so far has been a bit of a let down.  I think the revised forecasts are putting us at 6-10" of snow now.  I'll update this post with new photos today if I see anything interesting to shoot, etc.

This photo is taken in Broomfield, CO.

Colorado Rockies Opening Day 2013

The first game of the year for the Colorado Rockies, the Major League Baseball team of Denver, is always a big deal. Tickets are sold using a lottery system in order to meet demand, and downtown Denver fills-up with fans who do and don't have tickets to the game.  I decided to take my camera with me downtown today to take a few photos of what opening day is like on the streets of downtown Denver, particularly Lower Downtown (LoDo).

I don't normally like to over process photos, but decided to just for this one since it was already fairly imperfect.

Snapshots Of Union Station and LoDo

Something I'm trying to get in the habit of is taking my new smaller camera with me more and more and capturing pretty much whatever I run across.  In this case it was the continued construction of Union Station, and a couple of other things around LoDo in Denver.  All of these were taken with my Fujifilm X-E1.

Starting Over

I've been sort of idle with photography for the past year or so mostly due to having a kid, being busy with my career, etc.  Overall I've decided that I need to make it easier to take new photos, lower my costs on gear (it's hard to recoup the cost given my usual subject matter and lack of time to do commercial work), and explore new avenues.  At the same time I also decided to redo my website yet again, and also start my blog again from scratch.

That said, I recently traded and sold some gear to purchase a Fujifilm X-E1 which arrived today and I like it quite a bit so far.  I love the size of the XF system as I've really grown tired of the effort it takes to lug around a full-size DSLR as well as the attention I receive when I do.  If all goes well with this new camera, I plan on ditching all of my Canon gear and moving to this format instead.  I'm tired of rewarding Canon for essentially no innovation, and am excited about all of stuff that Fujifilm has going on right now.

My only complaint about the X-E1 is that the auto-focusing kind of sucks.  It's going to be hard to take photos of my kiddo when she's on the move, but I suspect they will fix that in the future with a newer version of this camera.

I have a couple of photo opportunities planned that I'll post later once I've completed them, but until then, here are a few initial test shots I took today with the new camera.