Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Pacific Peak

Two Saturdays ago, we attempted to hike Pacific Peak, outside of Breckenridge. Like a lot of the hikes we like to do, Pacific is a 13-er, topping out at 13,950', and since it's not a 14-er is basically without other hikers. We left the house at 4AM and hit the trail by 6:30, thus allowing us to avoid any afternoon thunderstorms and also provided great light for photos.


Here we go! The trail, if you want to call it that, was basically unmarked. We had to bushwack a little to start. It definitely made the hike more interesting, but a lot harder as well!

The flora could not be beat. We saw some great wildflowers and I've never seen a thistle before like the one above.

Commence the scramble!

Monday, August 23, 2010

New Stock Gallery Location

Hey loyal readers! Blue House Photography has found a new home for our stock images. We moved to a Zenfolio site that is much better run and offers many more opportunities for our images. I encourage all of you to check them out and let us know what you think. There are galleries of the Rocky Mountains, The City of Denver, Central America and many more. And please, if you ever need any photography in the Denver area drop us a line.

Here is the link: http://mediamax.zenfolio.com/f741831565

The entrance of the new Denver Justice Center.

The Denver Performing Arts Complex.

The Denver Convention Center.

Monday, August 16, 2010

John and Kate's Wedding

Blue House Photography shot John and Kate Kelly's wedding last Saturday at the Church Ranch Event Center. The weather was perfect, sunny and cool (for August...) Most of the guests came in from out of town. John's family is mostly from the East Coast and Kate's family came all the way from Russia. This gave the day a really special, close feel. The reception was kicked off with a foxtrot by the wedding couple along with an outfit change to get into the ballroom mood. Enjoy!

We'll be posting the full wedding soon at: http://www.pictage.com/893940


Sunday, August 15, 2010

HDR Photography

I've recently been playing around with HDR Photography. While this isn't exactly new, it's new to me and I've been enjoying the results.

HDR stands for High Dynamic Range Imaging. Basically, you take multiple exposures of the same image, allowing you to capture all the lights and darks in the image. You then blend the multiple images into one photo.

I photographed a house last week that I thought that HDR would be great to show off the highlights.--DP

Regular image of front

HDR image of front

Regular image of Master Bath

HDR image of Master Bath

Regular image of Dining Room

HDR image of Dining Room

HDR image of Living Room