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Hi, I'm Tamera, a professional wedding, portrait and boudoir photographer in Colorado Springs. But this blog isn't about my professional work (for that stuff, click HERE); no, it's a daily love note to my beautiful city, where I've lived for most of my life. I love it here and I hope you enjoy seeing Colorado Springs through my eyes and lens!

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01 October 2014

October 2014 Theme Day: Movement

It's the first of the month -- Theme Day for City Daily Photo bloggers! This month's theme is movement. I decided to plunk my tripod down at "Busy Corner" (Pikes Peak and Tejon, in the heart of downtown), and get some motion blur shots. This photo is deceptive. It's actually not one photo at all, but four of them, composited together in Photoshop. The people on the left, the car passing in front of them, the fire truck, and another car on the right side of the frame (not visible because I cropped it out to fit the blog's format), all came from different pictures. Don't believe everything you see on the internet! ;^)

For more photos of movement by CDP bloggers in cities all over the planet, click HERE.

30 September 2014

Late summer style

October is inches away! We've had several weeks of beautiful weather (except for those two crazy thunderstorms yesterday), and haven't truly experienced a chilly day yet, thankfully. I spied these two stylish university students, Dev and Sylvia, this afternoon as I was making a coffee run.  They both look great -- very chic! And as you can see, they're taking advantage of the warm and sunny late summer/early fall weather by wearing the perfect mix of transitional pieces. It's supposed to get a little cooler in the next few days, so maybe it's time to think about bringing those sweaters out of storage. Sigh.

29 September 2014


A small section of the large, colorful  mural in the alleyway behind Tejon Street, between Bijou and Platte.

28 September 2014

The Little Market

This little building on the corner of Willamette and Prospect, in the heart of Shooks Run, has been quite controversial these last few months. The Little Market, a small, family-owned neighborhood grocery store, closed its doors last December. There has been a grocery store in place here since 1902 (though under varying proprietorship over the years), so when the decision was made to close it, many people were understandably saddened by the news. As the building became available, my friends Mike and Noel announced plans to open a restaurant/bar there, but they were met with strong opposition by the immediate neighbors. I personally support their venture -- but I can see why people who live in the vicinity would be concerned. Still, look how charming it is! Can you see a little bistro in there? I sure can! As far as I know, Mike and Noel's plan is stalled (or possibly on the back burner forever), and nothing has changed with the Little Market's old building. As I took this picture last week, however, I noticed two men standing across the street, chatting and gesturing toward it as if they were discussing an important deal. Hmmm. I wonder what may be coming!

27 September 2014

Fall color in Colorful Colorado

Yesterday I had to do some corporate event photography in Breckenridge (as you know, I shoot weddings all over, but occasionally I do corporate work). Breckenridge is a little over 100 miles away, but I was happy to make the drive because the aspens are in high color right now. They were beautiful! I left my house early in the day, to give myself time to enjoy the views and make occasional stops to take pictures for you. Here are a few of my favorites.
This was taken on Highway 24, and the photo at the top of this post was taken at the summit of Wilkerson Pass.
How would you like to live here? Isn't it incredible?!? I just noticed that this horse is a little sway-backed. He must be an old guy <3
Looking in the opposite direction, here's my faithful, sturdy little car, a.k.a. "The Road Warrior", waiting patiently for me ;^)
This photo was taken on the western slope of Hoosier Pass. All I had to do was pull my car over -- this is literally on the side of the road.
I caught this guy on the beginning of his ride up Hoosier Pass. That's quite an ascent, he must be very physically fit!
Just below Breckenridge.

A perfect day to take the convertible for a spin!

26 September 2014

Skywatch Friday

I was doing some senior portraits in downtown Colorado Springs yesterday afternoon when this cheerful yellow wall caught my eye. Against the blue-blue-blue Colorado sky, it's very striking!

For more Skywatch Friday pictures from bloggers all over, click HERE. Have a great weekend!

25 September 2014

Pikes Peak, au naturel

I'm a little late with today's blog post. Sorry readers! (But as they say, better late than never.) Here's a picture of Pikes Peak, looking a little naked without its usual mantle of snow. In the foreground is the Garden of the Gods.