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Frugal Film 2021: Gross Dam & Reservoir

My February 2021 offering to the Frugal Film Project. Almost didn’t make the deadline last week, but fortunately my film turnaround time at Old School Photo Labs was quick. Thank you guys! So here it is:

Gross Dam & Reservoir

On one of our afternoons wandering the Foot Hills of the Rocky Mountain Front Range, we ventured to one of our favorite sights: Groos Dam and Reservoir.

The Gross Dam is part of an extensive network of reservoirs that supply the Denver Water System. It was named for Denver Water former Chief Engineer Dwight D. Gross. 

Approved for expansion July 2020. The design of the addition  is expected to be completed in 2021.  It will add 10 feet to the height of the dam.

Summary of the Current Numbers

Capacity: 41,811 acre-feet

Elevation: 7,282 feet

Surface Area:  440 Acres

Shoreline:  10.9 miles

More information available at Denver Water: https://www.denverwater.org/recreation/gross-resevoir

Agfo 6X9 Billy Clack No. 74.

Tri-X 400 Film

End of a Digital Era?

These may be the last Nikon=D40 images posted here. We made a little get away trip to Pueblo, Colorado. And I thought I had captured some very interesting images. But no, the camera had malfunction. I tried to reset is but in the end only capture a few useable images. This wall art probably turned out best:

The girl appeared one her own last month as a #WednesdayWindow:

Home Safe and Sound

We arrived home safe and sound last night. After being stopped by a storm and multiple accidents in NM the day before, with clear rods and skies we decided to make the ~600 mile drive from Galllup, NM to Boulder County last night. Had some snow on the way, but less than an inch and easily drivable.

May 2020

No, this wasn’t the snow that greeted us last night. This image is from a late snow last Spring. But still a very comforting view of Home……..

Como Doors

We made our annual trip over Boreas Pass. At the south end of the Pass is the town of Como. There are inhabited and restored buildings, such a the Train Station:

But I think many of the abandoned buildings are more interesting:

And them there are the somewhat restored and used buildings:

See More Pictures of Como and the Boreas Pass RailRoad here. Also a lot more doors!

Hello from Apex…..

Just a few Door:s from a local Ghost town……

Apex_Town1

I’ve posted these on my Other Blog, but I know that most of you look here for Thursday Doors……

Apex_Town2

At the Old Mine Entrance there has to be a door in there somewhere:

 

Also, I usually don’t post digital images on the Blog……

Apex_Town_Sign

I’ll be looking through mu Ghost Towns to find more door………

Birthday Flowers from May

OK, so my Birthday was in May.  Those of us that use film know that rolls sometimes aren’t finished in a timely fashion.  But these were beautiful, sent to me by my eldest brother and his wife………….Back in May.  It was my 60th Birthday, so I wanted to highlight them:

 

From my X-700, HP5 Film and 50 mm Minolta MD f/3.5 Macros Lens.

Lake Waneka and my 1913 Kodak Autographic No. 1 Camera…….

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This was such a different subject than the other images on roll #2 that I wanted to post it separately.  Calm. Peace, Stillness………Taking a few days off for long awaited eye surgery.  Update at the end of the week…….