Tuesday, September 30, 2014

We Begin at St Elmo......

Not because it was the first stop, but because it was the only stop where I shot only digital.  It was raining and I didn't feel inspired to get out my film equipment.  Also the place was over-run with tourists.  Not exactly a vibe that inspires me either.  But still some interesting images.

Welcome and Mind Your Manners!


Add Colorado Fall colors, which were at their Peak during our travels:


The Pawnee Mill Stables, currently under restoration:


Monday, September 29, 2014

The Colorado Urban WIldlife Photo Club: Fall Ghost Towns Field Trip

A Fun and Successful Field Trip to South Central Colorado Ghost Towns:


Featuring the Mamiya 645, Mamiya 7, and Nikon D-40 (recently inherited when my husband upgraded his camera).  Donald also used the Mamiya 6. We will posting photos both here and on Longs Peak Journal.

And the Company was Great!
UWPC Fall Ghost Town Team
Salida, Colorado

I'll begin this week with some posts from the D-40 while we wait for our Film to be Processed.  Expect the first Film Images by the Weekend.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

More Perspectives: Getting Closer to the Subject

With a dull grey sky this view of the Ore Chute might be better served.........


By moving in a little closer, and taking the opportunity to look through the door.


Monday, September 22, 2014

Why the Trains Were Here

The train grade of course was built to transport the silver ore.  In some cases preprocessed at the Santiago Mill.  But other mines were downhill from the Mill (and you don't take ore up hill to be processed).  So these mines loaded the ore directly on the train using these chutes:



We are currently touring the the Cripple Creek Mining District.  More on that soon.