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An Evening at Coors Field


Last time I had a stint at home I spent an evening strolling around Denver, seeing what there was to see and taking in a Rockies game at beautiful Coors Field.  There’s nothing better than a late summer evening in the Rocky Mountains.  Delicious beer.  Beautiful weather.  Tons of sunshine that inevitably leads to a gorgeous sunset.  It’s second to none, and I’ve been enough places to say that with some degree of certainty.

So without further ado, I’ll let you look around.

That’s all for today, I should probably, like, do my job.  Come back real soon, and we’ll have a look around the Pacific Northwest.

Don’t be a stranger.

-B. Littleton

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Welcome to Kadaň – Ohře River


They certainly picked an interesting time to send me to a city on the banks of a river in the Czech Republic.  Generally, America doesn’t really care about shit that’s going down not in America, so you might not have heard that the past couple weeks have seen some incredibly rainy weather, and the flooding and mudslides that come along with it, in Central Europe.  I spent a couple nights in Prague before making my way here to Kadaň, and the city was swarming with cops and army-esque dudes throwing up sandbags and flood walls and shit.  The second night, the ridiculously historic Charles Bridge was closed due to the high waters.

The flooding didn’t get too bad before I snuck out of town, but then I came here to find that my hotel was within spitting distance of the Ohře River.  And predictably, the water was frighteningly high.  And better yet, I found that there’s a dam maybe 1,000 feet upriver from where I sleep every night.  So, like a dumb ass, I googled the floods and found a story with this headline:  “Families rescued by helicopter as 2 levees break in Germany; tens of thousands evacuated.”  Believe it or not, it didn’t do much to assuage my concerns…

But, after 3 days of a dreary steady rain, the sun came out and the river crested, and turns out, this place is really pretty.  So, I took a stroll around and checked out the river and the sunset.  Have a look…

Kadan Ohře River

There she is. The Hotel Split. Pretty sweet, my American dollar goes a lot farther around here, a helluva lot better than the exchange rates in the U.K. or Germany. I have a balcony and everything.

Kadan Ohře River

And my balcony looks over the river, and is like 4 feet from a nice little path that runs along it.

Kadan Ohře River Kadan Ohře River

Kadan Ohře River

I told you the water got uncomfortably high….

Kadan Ohře River

Just up the river from my hotel is this here dam. I’ll be honest, when I heard that the floods were threatening several dams in the area it made it a little hard to sleep until the rains quit….

Kadan Ohře River

Anyone up for a dip?

Kadan Ohře River

Even after the rivers crested, there was a ton of water.

Kadan Ohře River

Kadan Ohře River

And the sunset just above the dam, where the river really wasn’t so much of a river.

Kadan Ohře River Kadan Ohře River

Kadan Ohře River

Pretty stuff.

Kadan Ohře River Kadan Ohře River

Kadan Ohře River

Went back with the tripod after the sun went down.

Kadan Ohře River

Kadan Ohře River

Nice.

Kadan Ohře River

Kadan Ohře River

And finally, the trail from the top of the dam back to the hotel…

That’s all from my current little host town.  Come back soon and we’ll have a look around London and the English country side.

Don’t be a stranger.

– B. Littleton

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Fun With An Intervalometer


A while back I picked up a neat little toy for any amateur photographer and/or nerd with a camera, an Aputure intervalometer.

This little guy set me back about 40 bucks on Amazon...

This little guy set me back about 40 bucks on Amazon…

Might not look like much, hell, it isn’t much, but it does let you do a couple of pretty neat little tricks.

The main reason I got this thing was for time lapse photography.  As the name suggests, with an intervalometer you can set up your camera and set the timer to take a picture at whatever delay and interval you choose.

Now, I admittedly don’t know much about photography, I just like to take pictures of shit, so it was a pleasant surprise when I found out that the device will also let you do super long exposure stuff.  The limit on my Nikon D90 is 30 seconds; with the intervalometer you can go up to 30 minutes, or just use it as a ‘bulb’ and have the shutter open as long as you depress the button.  Pretty cool for taking pictures of stars and shit at night.

Anywho, here’s a few pictures I took over the last couple days…

Long exposure shot - Boulder

Set everything up just outside my office window. Shutter was set to auto, had the camera take a picture every 6 seconds. Got lucky a few times and ended up with a couple of pretty cool shots as it got darker and the shutter slowed down…

Long exposure shot - Boulder, Colorado

One more.

Long exposure shot - Stars - Mountains, Colorado

Took this one up at my old man’s place in the mountains. This is a 15 minute exposure time to try to get the stars. I still need to practice a bit, but kind of a cool shot.

Long exposure shot - Stars - Mountains, Colorado

10 minutes this time, unfortunately, it was starting to get a little cloudy, so not so much on the stars…

And that’s all for today…  I’d best get to work.  But come back and see me, I have some pictures from this weekend’s 24-hour trip to Miami coming soon….

Don’t be a stranger.

-B. Littleton

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