Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Dawn Reflections

With the onset of Fall, I find myself commuting in pre-dawn darkness to Denver's downtown area.  I have been arriving just as dawn is breaking for Colorado and thought the light interesting in the way it starts to paint the buildings around me as I walk from the parking garage to the building where I work.

See what you think:

 The TIAA-CREF building where I park is reflected on 
the Key Bank Building across from it.

Republic Plaza Building, I work on the second floor.

All in all, not a bad sight to greet one's eyes while walking the block or so from parking spot to work.  I rode Brigitta, my '87 BMW R80 today, she's within 100 miles  from the 100,000 mile mark on her odometer.

10 comments:

Lucky said...

Great photos! It can be hard to capture a good reflection.

bob skoot said...

Dom:

I was just thinking of these canyons of Cement, rather than your usual canyons of rock and dirt, and canyons of rock don't reflect

I am almost feeling sorry for you for having to actually ride to work downtown, instead of like before when you could just work from home

bob
Riding the Wet Coast

Richard M said...

Nice reflections in the first photo though it would be nice not to have to go downtown at all. Only 100 miles, eh. Be sure to take a picture!

Charlie6 said...

Thanks Lucky, the light had been right yesterday and today I thought to take pictures.

Steel and concrete canyons, the analogy has been made before...I prefer the natural ones of course. As to having to ride downtown, its not too bad during the hours I do so....I avoid the rush hours.

SonjaM said...

Well captured reflection of the urban canyon land.

I'd say you should get Birgitta beyond this awesome milestone this year still ;-)

Trobairitz said...

Those building makes great mirrors for the sky. Wouldn't want to clean their windows though.

Congrats on closing in on 100k on the BMW.

jt lee said...

your pics have great.. new camera working well.. possible the operator has more to do with it.. Colorado has all the nature one can imagine.. you just have to stop and look.. aside from that I want to get an opinion from you abnout the spot gps.. reviews are poor.. your Alaska trip looked good.. I am planning an adventure thru Canada and Alaska in June of 14 and was planning to use a spot as well.. reviews say it does not perform well.. I also use a system with my ham radio but Canada rockies is sparce with repeaters.. sorry for rambling.. Joe

jt lee said...

your pics have great.. new camera working well.. possible the operator has more to do with it.. Colorado has all the nature one can imagine.. you just have to stop and look.. aside from that I want to get an opinion from you abnout the spot gps.. reviews are poor.. your Alaska trip looked good.. I am planning an adventure thru Canada and Alaska in June of 14 and was planning to use a spot as well.. reviews say it does not perform well.. I also use a system with my ham radio but Canada rockies is sparce with repeaters.. sorry for rambling.. Joe

Charlie6 said...

Hello JT Lee and thanks for the comments. As to the SPOT's performance, I too was leery of it due to the online reviews. I will say sometimes it doesn't "report" as regularly as you want it to when in "tracking" mode but it worked well enough for my Alaska trip. Gave my family peace of mind and though I never had to engage the emergency locator feature, having it in the wilds of Alaska and Canada was comforting. So, for your trip, I'd recommend it. I hear a new model has come out.

Buy the lithium batteries, regular batteries wont last. The extra cost of the tracking feature, how much is the ability to track your journey semi-automatically and at same time giving comfort to your loved ones worth?

As to riding to AK and Back....if I were to do it again, I'd take the ferry to Anchorage, ride around AK, then ride down through Canada.....

No idea about HAM radio coverage as I don't use it. Phone coverage (Verizon) was OK in the bigger towns and cities. The internet and WIFI is pretty much dependent on some sort of civilization. Some parts of Canada and AK I rode through, I am pretty sure I was the only one around for many miles....prepare accordingly.

Charlie6 said...

SonjaM, mission accomplished....sorry for the late reply.

Trobairitz, thanks, it felt good to see the zeroes roll into place....