I am now showing my work at the Denver Photo Art Gallery. The gallery is owned by John Fielder and he shares space with other artists. If you are in town or visit, please take some time to visit the Denver Photo Art Gallery where you can see some of my work displayed.
News from Tad Bowman
March 16, 2013: Gallery Showing
October 8, 2012: 2012 Colorado Fall Photo Trip
I love the Colorado fall season and the fall foliage. That really sums it up. It's my favorite time of the year (and the most expensive too). It's a time when I find myself driving to every location that I photograph to see the state of the colors and then driving to the best place with the best colors and the best light only to repeat it again the next day. This year I made it out a little bit late in regards to the peak fall colors. However, I was rewarded with some nice light and clouds that made photographing the fall foliage a treat. It's hard to beat the variations of aspen tree color yellow, gold, and green in the vast sweeping forests. One of my favorite images was of Mount Sopris. I always enjoy shooting this mountain. There's just something about it. All the photos are posted in the 2012 New Additions section and also cataloged in the Colorado Fall Foliage section under the Colorado Gallery.
August 1, 2012: Colorado Weminuche Trip Part II
I said this in an earlier post. I'm fascinated by Colorado's Weminuche Wilderness. I've stared at other photos from Sunlight Basin endlessly and wondered what it must be light to go there. I was particularly drawn to Jagged Peak. So, this year, I committed to going. I was lucky to have Darren Kilgore to go with. He had been there before and I hadn't. This was nice since there's a large portion off trail through a downed wilderness. We spent 3 nights and four days up there. I didn't get great light making great photos. However, the view was fantasitc and rewarding by itself. Another thing I learned was how powerful nature is - lightning. I learned that its better to camp in the trees and get up much earlier to hike to your destination than camp above tree line and get a little more sleep. There were lightning strikes that were too close and I was the high point. So stressful and not much fun. The few photographs that I took are located in the 2012 New Additions section and also cataloged in the Colorado Mountain Photos section under the San Juans.
May 6, 2012: Spring Southwest Photo Trip
This spring I continued a tradition of photographing the desert southwest. I really enjoy this trip and will continue it on an annual basis. The temperatures aren't too hot and the the crowds are favorable. I usually trek from Arches National Park to Capitol Reef to Escalante. However, this year, I made it down to Arizona for the first time. I was really pleased with the photos I came away with and was equally impressed with the landscape too. The opportunities for abstract photographs are endless and that doesn't take into account the classic grand scenics available for photographing. All photos have been included in the New Additons (2012) section and aslo cataloged into the Desert Southwest Photos section.
September 28, 2011: 2011 Colorado Fall Photo Trip
If there is one time or season of the year that's my favorite. Fall (Autumn) would be it. I absolutely love the gold, red, and orage colors the landscape takes on. Additionally, I find myself doing a lot more driving taking in the scenery at a snail's pace. I usually have a circuit that I follow, which is Aspen, then Crested Butte, then the San Juan Mountains near Ouray. I spent a lot of time in Aspen this year due to a snow storm that hit the San Juans. The past few years, I haven't had many (if any) photo opportunities of the San Juans for similar reasons. Always hope for next year. Photos from this year are located in the Colorado Fall Foliage section.
July 31, 2011: 2011 Colorado Mountain Wildflower Photos
This year's Colorado wildflower photo trip was an abbreviated one. I had some other obligations that prevented me from staying out later. That said, I did manage a couple of backpacking trips and some hiking to get some mountain photos. Two of my favorite locations include the La Plata Mountains and the area around Wetterhorn Peak in the San Juan mountain range. I seem to visit both locations every year with a thought in my mind to get the perfect photo. What I really like is the solitude in these areas though. I didn't have any threatening lightning storms this year (whew) and managed to get some good lighting that resulted in some new images posted in the Colorado gallery of this website