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Published: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:01 -0700

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PPCC's photography portfolio exhibition

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:00:00 -0700

(image) I remember printing a landscape photograph and putting it on display in Armstrong Hall at Colorado College as a young photographer. It was an exhilarating moment for me, showing my work to the world.…

The joy of accidents in photography

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 01:00:00 -0700

(image) In photography, accidents happen. A photograph could be out of focus or poorly exposed, or the composition could be off.…

Road trip hike: Homestead Ranch Regional Park

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 09:05:10 -0700

(image) Located east of the Springs, near Peyton, Colorado, Homestead Ranch Regional Park is a 450-acre gem of the El Paso County Parks system that flies mostly under the radar.…

Incline Friends releases fundraising calendar showcasing region's favorite hike

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 14:59:00 -0700

(image) The Manitou Incline is undoubtedly one of the region’s most popular hikes. Known for its difficulty, the famous stairs gains almost 2,000 feet of elevation over less than a mile, with 2,744 steps, making it one heck of a workout.…

The time I photographed President Obama

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 15:03:09 -0700

(image) Former White House photographer Pete Souza recently published a book of photographs from President Barack Obama’s two terms called Obama: An Intimate Portrait. It’s a lovely collection of images from his eight years as the White House photographer.…

Aspen forests and the appeal for photographers

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:49:53 -0700

(image) The first fresh snow arrived last week and I decided to take a trip up the Pikes Peak Highway with my camera. Last summer, during a bike trip to Catamount reservoir I had a seen a forest of Aspens along the highway that I thought would make for some beautiful landscape photographs.…

The challenge of dance photography

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 01:00:00 -0700

(image) Every year I’m invited by the Colorado Springs Dance Theatre to photograph their marquee event, "Dance, Dessert and Dreams." It’s a performance sponsored by the non-profit and takes place in Wasson High School theater.…

DACA: Colorado Springs "Dream Team" rallies Congress to act

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 18:25:00 -0700

(image) "Most people have kind of forgotten about it," says Nayda Benitez about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the program that gives undocumented youth temporary protection from deportation and permits to work/study in the United States. "But for me and the 17,000 other beneficiaries (in Colorado), we think about it every single day," she told the crowd gathered on a cold Thursday afternoon in front of City Hall.

Benitez is a DACA recipient with a scholarship at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.…

Pikes Peak Market holds soft opening

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 15:17:00 -0600

(image) At long last, the Pikes Peak Market is open for business. On Thursday, Nov. 2, the space held its soft opening, boasting six vendors.…

Dome Rock Loop hike

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 10:20:44 -0600

(image) Dome Rock State Wildlife Area, bordering the south side of Mueller State Park, has many hiking trails that are worth exploring.…

A Perfect Circle confirms new 2018 album at World Arena show

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:27:00 -0600

(image) Monday night, A Perfect Circle and The Beta Machine played an early show at the Broadmoor World Arena. Partway through that headlining set, singer Maynard James Keenan confirmed that, yes, A Perfect Circle will release a new album in 2018.…

Pikes Peak Arts Council Awards honor established and emerging arts professionals

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:22:00 -0600

The October 17 Pikes Peak Arts Council Awards gala was a colorful and congratulatory affair, with awards handed out to established and emerging Pikes Peak region artists in the categories of dance, film, literary arts, music, theater and visual arts. In addition, PPAC awarded its annual Rising Star Award, Arts Champion of the Year Award, Eve Tilley Lifetime Achievement Award and, a new category this year, the Future of the Arts Award.

The “future of the arts” proved to be a central theme of the evening, with many awards and speeches focusing on education, community building, and getting young people involved in the arts.

Presenting the Rising Star Award to filmmaker Steven Sabell, Claire Swinford (last year’s recipient) called Sabell a “young professional in our community, who is making waves in his chosen medium.…

When was the last time you shot film?

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 01:00:00 -0600

(image) I have a little secret to tell all of you amateur shutterbugs with digital cameras. Film is not dead.…

Photography's color problem

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 01:00:00 -0600

(image) At the very beginning, photography was black and white — or a variation of. It wasn’t until the mid-20th century that color was easily reproduced and somewhat accurate to the scenes being photographed.…

The left's answer to emboldened white supremacists? A militia of their own.

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 01:00:00 -0600

(image) Redneck Revolt Editor’s note: After this story published, Kevin Smith contacted us to say that the local group has not completed Redneck Revolt’s vetting process, and thus is not officially a chapter yet.…

Thoughts on wedding photography style

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:00:00 -0600

(image) Style in wedding photography has always been the order of the day — we all get caught doing it, taking that the picture that everyone wants. As a wedding photographer, I've lived through more than one style phase.…

Bristol Brewing Company adds canning line

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:16:03 -0600

(image) A Bristol employee just dropped off three (sadly unfilled) cans at the Indy office. Take a look at them in the slideshow below!
———————-ORIGINAL POST 4:02 P.M. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017———————-
Starting Oct. 2, Bristol Brewing Company will offer its Laughing Lab Scottish ale, Beehive blond ale and Compass IPA in 12-ounce aluminum cans.…

Costume and class in Trump's America

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 01:00:00 -0600

(image) Trump Tracker The political heat of 2017 has finally boiled all the political chants down to their essence: “Fuck that shit!” More than a thousand Juggalos — fans of the horror-art rap group the Insane Clown Posse (ICP) — chant this perfect refrain for our insane era in front of Washington, D.C.’s Lincoln Memorial on Saturday, Sept. 16.…

Black Canyon if the Gunnison hike, dogs in state parks, and North Cheyenne Cañon master plan meetings

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:03:37 -0600

(image) The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, located about 15 miles from the town of Montrose, Colorado, has great views, camping, hiking on the canyon rim and, if you're more adventurous, into the canyon. Having never visited there, I recently made a quick trip to check it out with plans to hike from the canyon rim to the Gunnison River, which courses through the bottom of the canyon.…

Colorado Springs’ neglect of its stormwater system leaves huge caverns citywide

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 01:00:00 -0600

(image) Awash in problems The city’s stormwater measure on the Nov. 7 ballot has stirred a lot of debate. Some don’t like the flat-fee concept — $5 per household, and $30 per acre for commercial land.…

Evan Neece beats Charlie Dolan in Brother Luck's cooking competition series

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 14:37:00 -0600

(image) Chef Brother Luck, chef/owner at Four by Brother Luck, launched a new series of cooking competitions in his kitchen on Thursday, Aug. 31, dubbed 86'd.

The first iteration saw Evan Neece of Cowboy Star pitted against Charlie Dolan of Cañon City's Pizza Madness.…

Documenting planting season on the family farm

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 01:00:00 -0600

(image) You might remember an earlier column where I gave the following advice about photography: “If you have a passion, especially if it's personal to you, there’s no better way to use your camera than to document your passion.…

Rehabilitated red-tailed hawks released in Cheyenne Mountain State Park

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 09:08:12 -0600

(image) On September 3rd, two red-tailed hawks that had been found orphaned and malnourished were returned to the wild at Cheyenne Mountain State Park.…

DACA: Dreamers, families and allies protest program's end

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 12:29:00 -0600

(image) "Undocumented!" a young woman yelled through the megaphone. "And unafraid!" answered the students — some looking fierce, some desperate — assembled in front of her.…

Good Neighbors Meeting House opens in former Dogtooth spot

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 11:57:00 -0600

Good Neighbors Meeting House offered a soft opening preview ahead of Friday, Sept. 1's official opening — at 3 p.m.

Check out the slideshow below for a sneak peek of the space, formerly Dogtooth Coffee Company, brought to by the team behind Wild Goose Meeting House.

Subway tiles contribute to a fresh decor, complete with shiny soda, coffee and beer taps.…