a Denver sunrise worth stopping for

I could name a hundred or more reasons why I choose to commute by bicycle. Near the top of the list is how easy it is for me to stop and truly appreciate some of the sights I see along the way.

Just before I left out the door this morning my wife says to me, “Hey, Chris, here’s something to take a photo of.” I looked outside toward this sunrise. I jumped on my bike and after making a quick adjustment to my usual route – yet another reason – stopped to make a few photos. The sky was showing off really.

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Here’s a nice shot of the downtown skyline. No, downtown’s not brought to you by CenturyLink but given the giant honking branding on their building you might think it is.

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Darn power lines. I’ve got to remember to think then shoot, not the other way around. I’m not a fan of the Silver Maple. They’re all over the city and kind of brittle. Better maybe than a Russian Olive but Silver Maples’ get a lot bigger. Not exactly what you want around whenever the city is hit with one of those late fall/early spring, wet, heavy snow storms. But I must admit in this shot their craggy nature looks good.

It’s amazing how quickly the light changes. I was able to fire off a half-dozen shots and then poof!, the moment was gone.

That’s the bell tower of St. Catherine of Siena Church at top.

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