Bryce Widom and his masterpieces in chalk.

I was introduced to a sampling of the beautiful works of Bryce Widom, while photographing the different locations of Mountain Sun Pubs & Breweries. Upon first glance of the murals there is a sense of something intriguing and special about the works. A closer look reveals color and detail that is quite extraordinary. When the realization is made that the images are created by an extremely steady hand, employing vivid colors of chalk, it is evident that the creator is a true artist.

The works are so very unique and more often than not, temporary; to be wiped clean and replaced with a new equally beautiful and creative offering. It has been an honor to be able to capture these wonderful murals, while they exist, and preserve them in a sense.

Next time you visit one of the Mountain Sun Pubs be sure to take a moment to appreciate the talent of the artist Bryce Widom.

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DU Ski Team has a couple of Alpine World Championship Medalists!

I recently had the honor to photograph two FIS Alpine World Championship Medalists. Erik Read and Trevor Philip, both from Calgary, Alberta, are current members of the DU Pioneer Ski Team. Erik and Trevor competed for the Canadian Team that won the Silver Medal in the Team Championships in Vail, Colorado this past winter. Both athletes were great sports and did a super job working with me to get this shoot done successfully.

Winning a medal at the Wold Championships is a goal for many and an accomplishment realized by few. DU is very fortunate to have not only athletes of this caliber, but fine young men like these two in their program.

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Denver Pioneers Alpine World Championship Silver Medalists Trevor Philip (left) and Erik Read.

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Erik Reid, FIS Alpine World Championship Silver Medalist.

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Trevor Philip and his FIS Alpine World Championship Silver Medal.

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Check out this hardware!

 

Get up off of your seat…..Highlands Dance Studio tap/jazz class really move their feet!

Highlands Dance Studio, located on Tennyson Street in Northwest Denver is The place to go for girls and boys, young and old to learn how to better get their dancing groove on. Classes include a variety of different focuses with wonderful instructors providing all involved the opportunity to reach their dancing dreams. Participants learn what it takes to master skills, work together and perform.

Our highly trained and qualified instructors use their talent and creativity to make it fun to learn, while at the same time teach the technical skills required to dance. We strive to create a fun, safe atmosphere to instill the love of dance, as well as provide the challenge to excel and the opportunity to perform. We also offer adult classes as an outlet for the “rusty” dancer to stir their passion once again as well as for those who just never stopped dancing.” -Heather Lee, Owner.

The Beginning Tap/Jazz students are busy preparing for their Holiday recital to be held at Denver’s historic Oriental Theater on December 16th.

Ice Cream & Hula Hooping…..what could be better on a July afternoon?

Little Man Ice Cream, Hoopa, The Stasko Agency and about a hundred eager competitors created quite an event in Denver’s Lower Highlands on a hot July afternoon. “Hoop for a Scoop”, the third annual hula hoop competition, pitted young and old with wiggly hips and colorful hoops in a contest for the ages. Proceeds from the event benefitted The GrowHaus, a non-profit urban farm, marketplace and education center.

Competitors showed their best moves and fanciest costumes to impress judges and win not only life-time fame but also fantastic prizes, which included tickets to Phish, a year’s worth of Little Man ice cream and passes to Waterworld. The day was hot but the competition was hotter. The only relief came from the breeze generated form the hundreds of spinning hoops.

BMX Champ…..Collin Hudson makes some laps at County Line BMX

In 2010, as a thirteen year old, he won BMX World Championship in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. In 2011, at fourteen, he won another in Copenhagen, Denmark. In 2012 he has his sites set on a three-peat in Birmingham, England. Crupi BMX Team rider and Colorado’s own Collin Hudson gets it done to say the least.

This past weekend Collin was making some stylish and speedy laps at County Line BMX in Englewood, Colorado before the track’s first State Race of the season.