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COMMERCE CITY — A few weeks ago, I regaled my reader(s) with a story of a young eaglet, poised to take flight on the 4th of July, the birthday of America. BUT, it was a no go. Bernice, as fellow Denver Post intern Rex Santus, has so affectionately named her, just wasn’t up to the task of fledging. She however, thought it’d be appropriate to do it today, without me there to capture her glorious moment. Now she’s gotten camera shy and has taken to hiding. Such is my luck. More photos after the jump. Continue reading ›

Family and friends of the 12 people who lost their lives in the Aurora Theater shooting of 2012, and members of The Potter’s House ministries held a dedication ceremony on Sunday with newly planted trees at Hope Park in Aurora, Colorado on, July 20, 2014. Each tree planted bore a yellow ribbon with the name of a person who lost their life in the tragedy. Continue reading ›

Summer is in full swing here at the Mile High City. I spent most of my day out feature hunting in the city. looking for weather art as temperatures were climbing into the high 90s, creeping towards the 100s. Continue reading ›

Photographing people suffering through tragedy is always tough. I wrote about it briefly last year when I photographed a vigil in Calhan, Colorado for two high schoolers who lost their lives in unrelated vehicular accidents on the same stretch of road, separated only by hours. Now…few days ago, Ryan Ronquillo was killed after being shot by Denver Police Officers after he rammed his car into police cruisers that were blocking him in, as DPD officers were trying to apprehend him. His family and members of the community came together to remember him, and to share their collective anger and sorrow, asking why DPD had to kill him. Continue reading ›

DENVER, CO - JULY 03:  Thousands of people pack Civic Center Park for the annual Independence Day Fireworks on Thursday, July 03, 2014 in Denver, CO.  (Photo by Kent Nishimura/The Denver Post)

DENVER, CO – JULY 03: Thousands of people pack Civic Center Park for the annual Independence Day Fireworks on Thursday, July 03, 2014 in Denver, CO. (Photo by Kent Nishimura/The Denver Post)

In Denver, we celebrate the 4th of July on the 3rd…

At least that’s when a good majority of the fireworks shows happen. After a day long ordeal of waiting for an eaglet to take flight, I returned to the Post to photograph the Fireworks show over Civic Center Park.

Alexis Johnston and members Girl Scout Troop 28 prepare to march in the Park Hill Parade

Alexis Johnston and members Girl Scout Troop 28 prepare to march in the Park Hill Parade

This post’ll be short and sweet. I’m about to head out to watch the Colorado Rapids and a firewworks show with the other interns. Happy Fourth of July everyone! Continue reading ›

Volunteers Karen Metz and Josette Mastra look through binoculars surveying a female eaglet along E120th Avenue near, E-470 where an eagles nest is located on Thursday, July 03, 2014 in Commerce City, Colorado.  Volunteers  rotate in shifts to keep watch over the baby eagle, as it is expected to take flight soon, and it's nests proximity to E-470 tollway is worrisome. (Photo by Kent Nishimura/The Denver Post)

Volunteers Karen Metz and Josette Mastra look through binoculars surveying a female eaglet along E120th Avenue near, E-470 where an eagles nest is located on Thursday, July 03, 2014 in Commerce City, Colorado. Volunteers rotate in shifts to keep watch over the baby eagle, as it is expected to take flight soon, and it’s nests proximity to E-470 tollway is worrisome. (Photo by Kent Nishimura/The Denver Post)

Cars zipped past, traveling at speeds more than double what her parents could fly at, the young eaglet peered over the nest’s edge. She turned around, and pooped. The process repeated itself multiple times over the course of the nine hours I was parked on the shoulder of 120th Avenue near the E-470 tollway. Continue reading ›

Benji Elson jumps down from the roof of the Topsy Turvy Bus while Sonia Wilk, and Jacob Chatinover work on setting up the bicycle powered smoothie blender at Cheeseman Park on Friday, June 27, 2014 in Denver, Colorado

Benji Elson jumps down from the roof of the Topsy Turvy Bus while Sonia Wilk, and Jacob Chatinover work on setting up the bicycle powered smoothie blender at Cheeseman Park on Friday, June 27, 2014 in Denver, Colorado

Believing I had escaped the “Land O’ Festivals” a.k.a. Tampa, FL, I found myself photographing two assignments relating to the Jewish Food Festival. Continue reading ›

Left turn here. Followed by a right turn there. Dust kicked up behind us as my blue Honda Civic sped down the dirt road in the Rock Mountain Arsenel, a wildlife refuge, next to a MLS soccer stadium, on the peripheries of Commerce City. We had seen the state trooper and the a black SUV fly on by; but soon their dust cloud too started to settle and pretty soon, Thad and I were lost. Continue reading ›

Spencer Shepard, 21, of Orlando, FL takes a selfie while running away from a pack of bulls during The Great Bull Run.

Spencer Shepard, 21, of Orlando, FL takes a selfie while running away from a pack of bulls during The Great Bull Run.

Hundreds risked themselves during the Great Bull Run, an Americanized version of Spain’s running of the bulls, which came to the Tampa area, in Dade City, Florida. Continue reading ›