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6 new OTR landscape photographs from 2 recent assignments

Below are 6 new non-traditional landscape photographs from my ongoing project, On The Road.  The photographs are not manipulated, and are an attempt to capture the beauty of the landscape as I pass, usually en-rout to an assignment.

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Black and White executive portraits in Denver

3 black and white portraits from an executive portrait shoot here in Denver recently.  We wanted the portraits to convey his personality, style and commanding presence while still being approachable.

©2015 Matthew Staver                   all rights reserved Denver, CO Ð September 15, 2015 Ari Pelto stands for a photograph near The Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver, Colorado, U.S., on Tuesday, September 15, 2015.    Photograph by:  Matthew Staver http://www.matthewstaver.com

©2015 Matthew Staver all rights reserved
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Ari Pelto stands for a photograph near The Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver, Colorado, U.S., on Tuesday, September 15, 2015.
Photograph by: Matthew Staver
http://www.matthewstaver.com

©2015 Matthew Staver                   all rights reserved Denver, CO Ð September 15, 2015 Ari Pelto stands for a photograph near The Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver, Colorado, U.S., on Tuesday, September 15, 2015.    Photograph by:  Matthew Staver http://www.matthewstaver.com

©2015 Matthew Staver all rights reserved
Denver, CO  September 15, 2015
Ari Pelto stands for a photograph near The Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver, Colorado, U.S., on Tuesday, September 15, 2015.
Photograph by: Matthew Staver
http://www.matthewstaver.com

©2015 Matthew Staver                   all rights reserved Denver, CO Ð September 15, 2015 Ari Pelto stands for a photograph near The Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver, Colorado, U.S., on Tuesday, September 15, 2015.    Photograph by:  Matthew Staver http://www.matthewstaver.com

©2015 Matthew Staver all rights reserved
Denver, CO  September 15, 2015
Ari Pelto stands for a photograph near The Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver, Colorado, U.S., on Tuesday, September 15, 2015.
Photograph by: Matthew Staver
http://www.matthewstaver.com

Dramatic sunrise over Lake Estes and an elk

Two photographs from a quick trip up to Estes Park, Colorado this weekend.  The sunrise was wonderful, and I found some elk eating and meandering through the outskirts of town.

Estes Park, CO – October 4, 2015 A view a portion of Lake Estes and a portion of Estes Park at sunrise before the Elk Bugling Contest that is part of the 17th annual Elk Fest in Estes Park, Colorado, U.S., on Sunday, October 4, 2015.    Photographer:  Matthew Staver

©2015 Matthew Staver    –    all rights reserved                                                                                                           Estes Park, CO – October 4, 2015
A view a portion of Lake Estes and a portion of Estes Park at sunrise before the Elk Bugling Contest that is part of the 17th annual Elk Fest in Estes Park, Colorado, U.S., on Sunday, October 4, 2015.
Photographer: Matthew Staver                                                                                                         

Estes Park, CO – October 4, 2015 Elk eat and wander in Estes Park before the Elk Bugling Contest that is part of the 17th annual Elk Fest in Estes Park, Colorado, U.S., on Sunday, October 4, 2015.    Photographer:  Matthew Staver

©2015 Matthew Staver all rights reserved                                                                                                                   Estes Park, CO – October 4, 2015
Elk eat and wander in Estes Park before the Elk Bugling Contest that is part of the 17th annual Elk Fest in Estes Park, Colorado, U.S., on Sunday, October 4, 2015.
Photographer: Matthew Staver

Fall is here in Colorado: new OTR

A few photographs for my ongoing project captured yesterday as I drove home from an assignment in Estes Park, Colorado.  Fall is here, folks!

©2015 Matthew Staver All Rights Reserved. Do not Publish, distribute, download or post. 303-916-6155 http://www.matthewstaver.com Photographs of the landscape as I drive home from an assignment in Estes Park, CO on 10/4/2015

©2015 Matthew Staver

©2015 Matthew Staver All Rights Reserved. Do not Publish, distribute, download or post. 303-916-6155 http://www.matthewstaver.com Photographs of the landscape as I drive home from an assignment in Estes Park, CO on 10/4/2015

©2015 Matthew Staver

©2015 Matthew Staver All Rights Reserved. Do not Publish, distribute, download or post. 303-916-6155 http://www.matthewstaver.com Photographs of the landscape as I drive home from an assignment in Estes Park, CO on 10/4/2015

©2015 Matthew Staver

©2015 Matthew Staver All Rights Reserved. Do not Publish, distribute, download or post. 303-916-6155 http://www.matthewstaver.com Photographs of the landscape as I drive home from an assignment in Estes Park, CO on 10/4/2015

©2015 Matthew Staver

A pioneering backyard farm in Denver

A heavy, cold rain poured down on Debra Neeley as she set-up and opened her pioneering Green Gate Farm Stand Saturday morning, but dampen her spirit, or the enthusiasm of her customers it did not. As the opening hour of 9am passed, her front porch – turned farm stand – was packed with customers snatching up fresh herbs, eggs, greenery and tomato starter plants.

This might conjure a picture of life in a small rural town, or of a time long ago, but Debra Neeley is the proprietor of Green Gate Urban Farm and Gardens, a farm located in the backyard of her home in urban Denver, Colorado. She is a one of the first to take advantage of recently passed “cottage food” legislation to legally produce and sell home-grown produce and homemade foods from her residence.

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New OTR photographs from Wyoming road trip

A last minute assignment took me up to Gillette, Wyoming earlier this week.  Here are a few of the new OTR photos from the 750+ mile round-trip!

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Photographs from the 4/20 Celebration in Denver

A few photographs from the annual 4/20 celebration here in Denver this afternoon.

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North Dakota (and Montana) in motion

Finishing up another shoot in the Williston, North Dakota + Eastern Montana area (the Bakken) for a client – I decided to take a break this evening and edit some personal photographs from the trip.  Below are 8 new additions to my ongoing On The Road project of non-traditional landscape photographs.  I passed by many more fantastic scenes on this shoot – but traffic and construction in this part of the country right now make conditions too dangerous for me to work on this alone a large portion of the time.

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Abstract Landscape Photographs – OTR by Train in Spain #2

Here is a more abstract set of landscape photographs from Spain + Portugal that move my project a little further.  Still, however, attempting to capture the spirit of the landscape I pass in a unique style and always with a real photograph.

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