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Denver Skyline Looking West
November 26, 2016 at 7:51 pm 6
The Denver Skyline is my favorite subject to photograph. The Wednesday before turkey day I snapped a couple photos of the Denver Skyline looking towards the Rocky Mountains. To the right of the Four Seasons, you can see the crane of 1155 Fifteenth Street. Based on this, the top portion of 1144 Fifteenth Street will be visible from this vantage point. The Denver Skyline sure does look impressive looking towards to mountains. I going to get a print of the black and white one and hang it on my wall along with my other favorite photos of Denver. Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving, Justin Denver Skyline Denver Skyline
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Hockey at Coors Field
February 21, 2016 at 10:39 pm 0
Hockey Coors Field This past Saturday night a hockey game was held at Coors Field between the University of Denver Pioneers and the Colorado College Tigers. The warm weather in Denver the last few days may not invoke thoughts of outdoor hockey, but it was still a great atmosphere with 35,000 fans in attendance at Coors Field. The hockey rink on top of the baseball field will remain through next weekend as the Colorado Avalanche will play their arch rival the Detroit Red Wings this upcoming Saturday. A Friday night game between Avalanche and Red Wings alumni players will take place, which should be interesting considering many of the players in the alumni game exchanged punches with one another during their playing days.  Colorado Rockies' pitchers and catchers reported to spring training in Arizona this past week, but for the time being, the sounds of slap shots will echo throughout the stands at Coors Field as we wait for the crack of the bat to return in April. It was a unique site to see an ice rink sitting on top of a baseball diamond. The University of Denver out skated Colorado College to a 4-1 victory. Since Denver Urban Review covers construction news I had to find a way to sneak in a construction photo. Below is a photo looking west from Coors Field. From left to right we see the construction cranes of the Dairy Block, Kimpton Hotel,  Pivot Denver, and Union Tower West. Denver Coors Field LoDo Coors Field located in Denver's LoDo neighborhood opened in 1995 and the view from the the below vantage point has changed the last 21 years. Notable additions to the Denver Skyline in Coors Field's lifetime include 1800 Larimer and The Four Seasons. Once 1144 Fifteenth is completed it will obstruct The Four Seasons from this vantage point except for the very top the spire. Denver Skyline Coors Field Here are a few more photos of Coors Field from Saturday night's hockey game: Coors Field Hockey Hockey Coors Field Coors Field Hockey
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Denver 2015: A review in photos
December 17, 2015 at 3:08 am 8
What an exciting year 2015 has been in Denver. Below are a few of my favorite photos from the year. Some of them I have posted with articles and some have not been shared before. I also want to take this as an opportunity to encourage my readers to email their favorite photos of Denver from 2015. I would be happy to showcase these photos in a post on Denver Urban Review. Many of you have already been passing along your own photos of construction sites, and I have very much enjoyed looking at the photos and corresponding with my readers. To begin here is a photo of Pivot Denver under construction from this October: Pivot Denver The Denver Skyline as viewed from Diamond Hill during a June Thunderstorm: Denver lightning Looking towards the northwest from 1800 Larimer, the LoDo and Union Station neighborhoods of Denver can be seen during the month of March. LoDo Denver The Denver Skyline from Auraria Campus: Denver Skyline The view looking down 14th street in downtown Denver from 1401 Lawrence in September: 14th Street Denver Colorado State Capitol from Civic Center park after a dusting of snow in November: Colorado State Capitol Looking down 20th Street at night in October: 20th Street Denver The Brown Palace and SkyHouse Denver in November: SkyHouse Denver For the last photo, here is one of Denver's Union Station with Pivot Denver under construction: Denver Union Station
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LoDo PhoTos
November 16, 2015 at 3:32 am 2
When in downtown Denver, I usually bounce from construction site to construction site without taking much time to appreciate the existing structures of Denver. Before I started Denver Urban Review I would lollygag down the sidewalks daydreaming about what structures could be built on the empty parking lots of Denver while casually snapping photos of interesting angles or shadows that caught my eye. To that end, below are some photos of the LoDo neighborhood of Denver– a carefree walk on a nice November afternoon. The first photo was captured in front of Union Station at Wynkoop Street looking down 17th Street. This view has always been one of my favorites in Denver. At the far end of 17th Street stands the 34-story 1670 Broadway– an office building that was constructed in 1980. 17th Street Denver Can't leave out a picture of Denver's Union Station. Union Station Denver Over at 20th and Blake is Coors Field, one of Denver's most recognizable structures. The Colorado Rockies began playing at Coors Field in 1995 and as I say, "it's a bar that serves baseball." Coors Field I did have to sneak in a photo of some construction. Below, the elevator shaft at the Dairy Block project can be seen as captured near 19th Street and Wazee. Downtown Denver Here is a photo of Edbrooke Lofts at 15th Street and Wynkoop. Edbrooke Lofts A nice collection of painted brick advertisements can be found in LoDo. Here is one example on the alley between Wazee and Wynkoop near 15th Street. LoDo Denver And another: LoDo Denver Below is a photo of the Steel Bridge lofts at 15th and Wynkoop. Steele Bridge LoDo The alley side of a building adjacent to Cherry Creek near Wazee Street. LoDo Denver For our last LoDo photo, here is one of Larimer Square. Larimer Square
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Downtown Denver evening photos
August 31, 2015 at 2:25 am 2
Taking photographs of downtown Denver in the evening is an activity that one is relegated to during the dog days of summer. Cooler fall temperatures will be welcomed, but the evening photography in downtown Denver creates some unique images. Sundays evenings are a great time to be downtown with free parking meters, a limited amount of chemically altered knuckleheads in LoDo, and in general a more relaxed and subdued environment as the thoughts of Denverites begins to shift towards the workweek. The first picture shows Denver's second tallest skyscraper 1801 California on the left, 1999 Broadway in the middle, and One Lincoln on the right. 1999 Broadway A narrow window exists after the sun has gone down and there is still a touch of blue in the sky. This window is known as "Blue Hour," but in my opinion it is closer to Blue Half Hour." This being the case, a plan is needed to maximize this ephemeral lighting. I usually start with a plan and then about half way through I end up scrapping it and start pointing the camera at whatever catches my eye. Next is an image of the Byron White U.S. Courthouse at 18th and Stout Street. Denver Courthouse The intersection of 14th Street and Market is captured. Two cranes can be seen- the one in front of the Four Seasons belongs to the 22-story 1401 Lawrence project that is currently under construction. The crane to the left of the Four Seasons and Brooks Tower belongs to the 40-story 1144 Fifteenth Street project. Downtown Denver With the fleeting light of urban night photography, a person may feel compelled to dash to new spots in downtown Denver as fresh ideas percolate in the photographer's mind. Cutting through scarcely traveled alleys while jogging past restaurant staff on their smoke break where mutual head nods and howdy's are exchanged seems oddly within normal urban activity. The restaurant workers don't seem to be phased by a person running down an alley on a Sunday night with a camera and tripod. The below photo was taken near Blake Street on the 16th Street Mall. The white building is the middle of the image is the re Barclay Tower, and for years was one of the few residential options in downtown Denver. The second photo was snapped while an RTD Mall Shuttle drove past. Daniels and Fisher Tower RTD Bus Denver Next are a couple of photos of the fountains adjacent to Denver's Union Station. Denver fountains On the left hand side of the next photo, one of the construction cranes for the Z Block project can be seen. Denver fountains The below photo was captured at the train platform at Denver's Union Station and looks towards the Millennium Bridge. With all of the current construction and development, this part of Denver is becoming a top notch location for urban night photography. urban photography Above, if you look closely at the base of the Millennium bridge mast, just to the left of it is a glowing light blue object. This is a new piece of art that was recently installed on the plaza of 1601 Weatta. The sculpture slowly changes color from yellow, orange, red, purple, blue and green. Here is a closer look: 1601 Wewatta No more vestiges of daylight are left, so time to head home. Here is one last photo of I-25 looking towards Sports Authority Field at Mile High home of the Denver Broncos. urban night photography
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