Eastlake Colorado

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There is this little community in Thornton Colorado called Eastlake. It is an old country town that somehow has remained mostly unchanged as the metropolis of Denver slowly surrounded it. It is mostly abandoned but still has a lot of charm, but it is about to change…

Later this year the Denver Light-Rail system will open its newest line and station right in the heart of Eastlake. My prediction is that this will bring massive change to the area. I think the charm of Eastlake will be quickly discovered and we will see new business and growth in the area. I am actually really excited about the change. I think it could turn into a really awesome community less than 5 minutes from our house. There is a bit of melancholy to it as well. Change is always a little bit sad, even when it is for the better.

A couple weeks ago on my birthday, while the kids were sleeping, I stole a couple hours away to spend some time making images. I wandered around Eastlake and tried to capture a little bit of the way it is now, before the changes happen. I am actually not stoked with these pictures, I don’t love the lighting and I think I can do better. They inspired me though to consider turning this into a bigger project. I think I am going to try to go back to Eastlake every couple months and document the change as it happens. It deserves to be remembered how it was and documented as it changes.

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Lafayette Colorado

I had a couple extra minutes traveling through Lafeyette Colorado a couple weeks ago and I decided to walk around and try to make some images. Its a super cute little town just outside of Denver. I would love to go back and try a couple of the restaurants sometime. 

On a side note, due to the fires in California, we have had one of the haziest summers I can remember. You can kinda see the effects in these pictures. All the light has a hazy, warm tone to it. It has been weird. I miss the blue skies, but my state isn't burning so I can't complain. 

XPro-2 | XF23mm f2 | XF50mm f2 | Mastin Labs Gold 200

A Trip to Brainard Lake

Our very good friends Matt and Carol and their sweet girl Norah visited us last week. We made a day trip up to Brainard Lake to get some fresh mountain air. It was absolutely beautiful and we couldn't have asked for a better day. 

I shot with my X100F and a Polarizer Filter and processed with Mastin Labs Gold 200. The Polarizer filter gave a really interesting effect to the water and sky. I need to play with it some more.