Author: Craig (the bluesman) Getchius

Ahh Yes, Back In The Park

It has been over a month since I have had the pleasure of visiting Rocky Mountain Park. That is a rarity for me. The last time I visited the aspens were putting on a show with their fall foliage. Now all that fall splendor is gone. The mountains are once again snow capped. The trees have lost their leaves. In the lower levels of the park I came across smattering of snow on the ground. Not much accumulation. Just a nice dusting of snow. This morning the clouds blanketed the park. The temperature was in the upper thirties. Yes it was gray and bleak. Which was totally fantastic. I love overcast lighting. It brings drama to my photographs. I was climbing around on rocks trying to get this next photo. It is a typical tourist pull off that for years I have been trying to create something different and interesting. This morning I used my Nikon D800, with my widest lens and used fill in flash to capture the above image and the image just …

Dingle, Ireland, Midnight

Dingle, Ireland, fog, midnight and kind of a self portrait. It was like I was back in some mystical time. Yep, I'm an American and this summer I had the awesome opportunity to visit Ireland. I loved the fog and how it surrounded me, engulfed me. I felt like I was in another world. A world of Sherlock Holmes. Yes, I know the fictional world of Holmes took place for the most part in London England. But hey, I got a pretty active imagination. Fog, the light from the street lamps, the old buildings, the narrow streets the famous Irish walls all gave me the sense of being in another time. A time without cell phones, without automobiles, without television. A simpler time of daily living without the complex nature of our computerized, industrialized society. It's funny how the little events in ones life can produce everlasting memories. Holding my wife's hand and together walking the streets of Dingle late at night is a memory I will always cherish. I'm so lucky to have this …

Snapshots in Rocky Mountain National Park

This Fall I have not had the opportunity to spend much time in Rocky Mountain National Park. Yep, that is a bummer. Nevertheless I have manage to capture a couple of moments that will give the reader a sense of the beauty of the park this time of year. Hope you enjoy the photos. If you are curious the photo equipment I used for these shots is listed here: Cameras: Nikon D800, Nikon D5500 and the Fujifilm X-T1 Lens: Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm, Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm and the XF-35mm 2.0 Since I didn't have much time I elected not to use a tripod. All photos were taken handheld. Thank you for stopping by my blog. In the next couple of days I'll be doing a lot of photography in the Rocky Mountain National Park Area. Hope to have some keepers that I will be able to share on this blog. Photographer: Craig Getchius

Back in the blog biz

After a long time of neglecting my blog I’m back at it. A lot has been happening in my photographic life and I am rather mad at myself for not sharing with the world my photographic experiences. Also, I have been contemplating the state of photography and hopefully will soon put those thoughts down for others to think over. For now though saying I’m back and giving a brief glimpse into what I have been doing will just have to do. Also it should be noted I’m trying a new workflow with my blog. I’m using the App Ulysses to write this and from within the app I can post directly to my blog. If this works it sure is going to be nice. Here is the link to Ulysses: http://ulyssesapp.com/ Just got back from Ireland. Which of course was a total blast. Told you a lot has been going on in my life.  I traveled light, leaving all my Nikon gear at home and traveling just with my Fujifilm cameras. Don’t get me wrong …

It’s been a while.

Yep, I haven’t had time to do much posting on this blog.  I’ve actually been out and about and making a dime or two with my photography.  I’m back now and have a lot of catching up with fellow bloggers and others who have occasionally stopped in here.  So here is a few photos I have taken over the last few months.   This one was shot in Fort Collins, Colorado and is titled: “The finish line”. It was at the end of a professional cycling race. This one was captured in Rocky Mountain National Park on a foggy. morning.  It is kind of cool when seen big. A little stream in Rocky Mountain National Park in b&w.  Black and white photos are still my favorite. This summer a piece of the World Trade Center arrived in Fort Collins.  On that after it arrived this gentleman was a part of the ceremony. I have to admit on that day once again my eyes watered up. Well that is it for now.  Hoping for  everyone Happy …

I Love it and I hate it

Here is another photo that I really like and really hate.  Darn, I have a lot of those.  In this one, there is just way to much going on in the photo. When you look at the photo your eye is drawn to different points, the mountain, the tree in the foreground, and the clouds. There is other stuff.  By many not having a central point of interest would be considered a NoNo in photography.  But that is exactly why I like the photo. When printed in a rather large size, you don’t just look at it and walk away. Instead you study it. But that just might be me. – CLG