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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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24 April 2014

The daring graffito

I rather like this small act of civil disobedience, but I must say I'm a little concerned for the individual who put it there! He or she had to stand on a railing high above the pavement and then reach over, with nothing solid to hang on to, in order to paint on the wall. Tsk tsk, dangerous!

23 April 2014

For those about to rock

Do you like going to see bands play live? Pat and I are huge concert-goers, whether it's an arena show or a tiny nightclub full of sweaty, dancing bodies. We're also longtime fans of punk music, going back more than 30 years. So we were excited when we heard that OFF was coming to town, a punk "super group" comprised of musicians from the Circle Jerks, Rocket from the Crypt, Burning Brides and Red Kross. Here's a shot of the crowd waiting impatiently for OFF to take the stage. Although this picture was taken five days ago, it might as well have been taken in 1984. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

22 April 2014

100 E Saint Vrain Street

I've always liked this building. When I lived in the "CC ghetto" neighborhood and worked at the camera store downtown, I'd usually walk to work, and it was on my route. I think what always caught my attention was the slate roof, something you don't see very often. I have a feeling those stone shingles have been up there for over a century and will be for another 100 years or more.

21 April 2014

The first blush of spring

We're finally beginning to see signs of spring! The shrubbery in front of First Congregational Church is just starting to bud. Hooray for spring!

20 April 2014

First Congregational Church

A section of one of the enormous stained glass windows on the First Congregational Church on St. Vrain Street. It's one of our most impressive downtown churches, completed in 1889, and is listed on the National Historic Register.

19 April 2014


The modern sculpture that sits beside the Pikes Peak Association of Realtors building on Tejon Street. I first blogged about this sculpture in 2009, and it's still there. I don't know who created it or what it's about; I just like the way it looks, especially when the sun hits it at just the right angle in the late afternoon.

18 April 2014

Skywatch Friday: blood moon

It's Skywatch Friday, and probably like many other participants, I have a picture of the lunar eclipse to show you! Could you see it from where you live? It was pretty awe inspiring. I took this shot at exactly 1:23AM Mountain Standard Time. Once the moon was in full eclipse, the "blood" color became truly evident, especially in photos (I did not manipulate this at all, other than cropping and removing "noise"). Beautiful! It was worth standing outside in my front yard in 28 degree temperatures! Below is an animated GIF of the eclipse in progress. Since I took so many pictures, I thought I'd make an animation for you (apologies that this is not scientific -- my tripod kept shifting, so the moon isn't quite following its true trajectory here).

To see more Skywatch Friday photos from bloggers all over, click HERE. Have a great weekend!