An oil derrick is a common sight in the fields of Northern Colorado. I don’t know how long I’ll live here so I’m capturing interesting scenes while I can. I know my photo publishing is all over the place. I’m working on organizing my library to pull together collections (like a real artist might…I assume). I still like jumping around on what I’m shooting and editing because that keeps me excited to keep working. Travel is my favorite reason obviously, and even in that, there is a lot of variety.

Ooh; note to self – do a video and post on the different styles of photography when traveling.

Honestly, once you get into the habit of seeing photos, you see them everywhere. Knowing what you’re looking for and why is the thing that took me a while to learn. Especially the why!! Everybody does tutorials talking about how. How to operate your camera. How to choose a camera and lenses. Um, okay, I guess that’s important. The how becomes easy once you know your why. This photo was the catalyst for a new collection and project that I will work on as I travel. I have a lot of photos for this already but I didn’t know what to call it. I’m calling the project “This Land is Your Land” which you might recognize as a line from a patriotic song heard around American Independence day. The project will encompass images that are unique to the way we use our land and our world in this century I live in. I realize this is a whole other topic entirely that needs its own post, but since this is the image that sparked the project idea I figured I’d start with this.

Derrick in Northern Colorado


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