I recently had the opportunity to do a super family portrait session at Hall Ranch outside of Lyons, Colorado. I have been to Hall Ranch many times to run, hike and ride my mountain bike but had never photographed there. What a fantastic studio! The open space serves to create unbelievable options in composition and light. All I had to do was turn around and I had great backdrops for my wonderful subjects. As winter approaches and the days get shorter we took advantage of the great glowing light that comes earlier every afternoon to get some great shots.
Vintage Woods, a manufacturer of pre-finished beetle-kill wood products and 12 Dime Design, a reseller of high-end custom home finishes recently completed an awesome project on a custom residence in Boulder, Colorado. The residence was designed by Faye Crowe Architect and built by McCrerey Fine Homes and features siding created from beetle-kill pine with a brown finish. The beetle-kill siding is unique in that the manufacturing process acts not only as a sealer for the wood but also provides a wonderful antique look that reminds of old barn-wood and hides the tell-tale “blue streak” common in beetle-kill pine. The siding is available in barn-red, brown, grey and dark grey. These options create great design versatility and the raw beetle-kill material has the potential to be custom milled for any number of creative uses. The finishes may also be applied to other species of woods including Douglas Fir beams creating the opportunity for use in both interior and exterior truss work.
The project turned out great and the residence and the property made for some beautiful images.