I had made arrangements with the Denver ChildrenÕs Hospital to arrive well before sunrise and scurry up elevators and stairwells to the roof top of the main building for this view! This wasnÕt the first time I had been there. The years of 1999 and 2000 were ones of significant drought and very few moments when thunderstorms or clouds hovered above the Denver Skyline to create a dramatic photograph. Fortunately, this morning a few wispy high flying Cirrus clouds were lit red by the first light of dawn as the high rise buildings glass walls filled with gold light bottom to top. It was an celebrated moment. This photograph became the cover of the book ÒDenver: Gateway to the Rockies,Ó published in September of 2001.

A Pentax 67II Medium format camera with a 85mm Zeiss lens, F-Stop set at f-22, shutter speed at 1/30th of a second and Fuji Velvia Film (ISO50) were used to capture this image of the Denver Skyline.

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