Sunday, 12 February 2017
We're in Winter Park town, more of a village really, about 3 miles below the ski area. Rob and Annie have their own apartment here.
The weather wasn't good with winds forecast on the top ski area of 55 mph. We decided to snowshoe instead.
There's a good trail for cross country skiing, snowshoeing and walking to the ski area so we followed this, the Foster River Trail. You just have to avoid walking on the skiers prepared grooves.
After the first few hundred yards the trail dropped below the road and entered a forest area. We followed the trail beside the partly frozen river through the woods.
We hadn't gone far when the machine that had prepared the pristine trail surface that we were on stopped by me. I had stepped away from the trail as it completely fills it.
He opened his window and told me to keep an eye out for an angry Moose. A juvenile had been killed in an accident and the parent was angry and unpredictable. We were walking through it's main territory at the time. He said if you see it stop, if it comes towards you back off! Presumably back off is a local euphemism for run like hell! All of this not easy on snowshoes.
I thanked him and we carried on rather more vigilant of movement around us than we had been.
It was a beautiful trail. Lots of photos, some on my Mamiya 7 camera with Ilford 400 Delta film, some on the phone so they could be included here. We carried on to the ski area, a total of about 3.5 miles.
Tried to visit the Brewery but it was closed so went to the pub instead.
Not very cold over here, they're forecasting rain not snow.
I had another 7 images to add here but I am having problems with Blogger, both the app and the web version aren't letting me add them. I may have to find another way to do it as this wastes a lot of time.
Saturday, 4 February 2017
Today we had our first walk around the countryside on the edge of the city of Boulder.
There was a big temperature change too, +15C to -11C. Lots of ice underfoot too, not a lot of snow. Had to use simple walking crampons to avoid slipping over.
I was travelling light without my camera so here are a few phone photos to give you an idea of what it was like. Lots of frosty trees but warm enough while walking. Although it was a grey day I would have taken some photos if I'd carried my Mamiya.
It's also stout month at the Mountain Sun Brewery so we stopped off for a couple of beers and a snack before heading back to base. The Java Porter was still the best that I tried.
Friday, 3 February 2017
Everywhere was wet from the early rain and like yesterday it was a grey day. I didn't bother trying to take any photos in such poor light as I know I already have shots taken on much better days. You can see what I mean from the phone photos below.
Thursday, 2 February 2017
Monday, 21 November 2016
All the details are in the show email that recently came round. In case the weblink included below doesn't work click here to go straight through to the show page on their website: www.craftinfocus.com
We will have lots of photos from £5 to £150, some reduced in price too. My current 3 books will be available there too. Our stand is B32, the middle marquee.
Saturday, 29 October 2016
We are in the process of reducing the size of the prints that we take to shows so the prices of the 100 x 50cm and 70 x 50cm prints are reduced considerably. We also have 5 prints, including 3 hand-printed originals, in wide profile frames that we no longer stock and these too are reduced in price. Included in these are several London shots as well as Paris, Berlin, Venice, Rome, New York and a couple of wintry tree-filled landscapes.
We also have several triptychs of London, Paris and Rome at £95 and a smaller one at £55 of the UK 3 Peaks, if you know anyone who has recently completed this challenge this could make a thoughtful present. Lots of smaller prints from £5 to £20 too. My 3 current books, City Light, Land Light and Snow Light, are also available.
Jan has quite a few of her colour images on display too.
So lots to see on our stand and there are also lots of other exhibitors selling a huge variety of hand made designer products.
The show is very high quality and is run by Craft in Focus, open until 5pm today and from 10am to 4.30pm tomorrow, Sunday 30th October 2016. Here is the web link for more information: www.craftinfocus.com/crowthorne_october_16.html
Saturday, 10 September 2016
Saturday, 25 June 2016
Lots of marquees packed full of high quality hand made designer stuff! We're in Marquee A stand 26, open until 5pm all days.
We have lots of photos with us, Cities and Landscapes. We have two 70 x 70cm prints and several 100 x 50cm prints at half price as we reduce our stock that we take to shows. Books are reduced too, especially if you buy all 3! New photos include 6 framed triptych's of London, Paris, Rome and Venice.
Sorry, no photos for now. I'm having problems adding my pictures of the stand and show ground. Both the Google Blogger app and Blogger website failed using my Moto-X phone. I'll try and add them using my iMac on my return home.