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Spring and the New Fuji X-E4 Camera Test Drive

 Oh what a week we had weather wise! Last Saturday Denver was hit with a major snow storm.  The estimates were anywhere between ten inches to four feet. The snow started to fall Saturday morning and didn't let up until late Sunday evening. I tried to stay ahead of the game by shoveling about every two hours.  Glad I did! The sun came out and the snow is slowly melting away. Spring came yesterday and the outside temperature was 66 (36 today). Michelle and I bought new cameras.  Yes, I know, like we need another camera. No reason to stay indoors today.  Tomorrow, yes.  Snow is expected. The new Fuji takes awesome photos.  Just look! Finally stopped for a beer here.  Yes, just one beer. Just nice being outside again.  Of course, we wore our masks and tried to social distance as much as possible.
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Backyard Bird Sanctuary

 On March 13, 2021 we had what Denver calls a "Major Snowstorm". We expected approximately two to six feet of snow.  I think we received about three feet in our neighborhood.   To keep our backyard birds happy, I filled up the bird feeder the day before the storm so we could take some pictures during or storm shelter in place situation. I took a lot of pictures, most of them blurry but the following shots came out pretty good.

Arbor Lake - Arvada, Colorado

 Today the weather is going to be 70 degrees! Need...to... get... out... of the... house! Rumor has it that there is an eagle nesting at Arbor Lake in Arvada.  Such a beautiful day we need to verify the rumor. Arbor Lake is a small lake with a paved walking path.  The loop is about 1 1/2 miles long.  Shouldn't be too hard to spot a nesting eagle.  If it exists that is. We got to the lake and found that it currently a home to migrating geese and fucking ducks.  Yes, the ducks were fucking.  The males were mounting the females and pretty much holding them under the water while they did their business (fucking). Yes, I took pictures in case any of them run for office in the future so I can use the pictures as blackmail.  This blog is PG-13 rated so I will not post the picture here. Nice day to be outside

Barr Lake - Brighton, Colorado

 The high today will be 45 degrees.  That is comparable to a 65 degree day in California. Our super telephoto lenses have been dormant for a little while.  We were hoping to capture some shots of some eagles at Barr Lake at their nesting site as well as some other water birds. Just wasn't in the cards today.  The nesting site is a good three mile walk and carrying a good fifteen pounds of camera equipment, water and snacks makes it seem like ten miles. Why didn't we throw our bikes in the back of the truck?  That will haunt us for a few minutes. We did catch some good photos though... Golden Hawk Eagles Nesting Site - You can barely see the eagles on the right Michelle and her Big Ass Lens (bitch)

Christmas In Downtown Denver

 COVID Fatigue sucks...BIG TIME Guess what?  Mike's Camera has our Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 Wide Angle Lens on sale!  We have been waiting for the lens to come on sale.   I called Mike's Camera in Wheatridge, Colorado and our good friend, Jeff stated that he could get his hands on a couple of the lenses in a couple of hours.  Jeff (as always) didn't disappoint us.  The Mike's Camera team are awesome.  Why go anywhere else right? We picked up the lenses and headed to downtown Denver for a little street photography.   With masks on, we braved the semi crowded Larimer Square while on our way to Union Station via the 16th Street Mall. Our goal was to shoot Union Station at night was we just walked around snapping away. We found a really old courthouse building, Bryon White that must have missed many a times in our previous walks.  Wide angle photography at it's best! Off to Union Station! The temperature started to fall fast so we headed back to the car.   I don't know w

Santa Fe, New Mexico and Chaco Canyon

New Mexico here we come!  Need to leave the house for a few days.  You know, leave our house and rent an AirBnB and stay at someone else's house. A really quick search, I mean the first AirBnB posting was the one we selected.  A nice little cottage situated about a twenty minute walk from the historic district. The outside is disgusting but the inside was spectacular! I hope you know that I am kidding!  The outside was nice. Dammit! Getting ahead of myself here.   We can't go anywhere without stopping many times. First stop was Steelworks Park in Pueblo, CO Cool place, but the museum was closed due to COVID. Oh, then there was this abandoned house... We got to the AirBnB house in the later afternoon and promptly headed out for a walk downtown. We didn't feel comfortable enough to dine out in a restaurant so we headed back to the cottage to cook up some of the food we brought. Tomorrow, Chaco Canyon! I believe that this was our third trip to Chaco Canyon.  The weather was cl