New Photos Added!

Hey folks!  I just added some new work to "Deserts," "Forests," and "Mountains," as well as a ton of new ones to "Concerts," including shots from The Meters with John Medeski (check out the full batch in "Current"), The Motet, Leftover Salmon, The Sam Bush Band, and the Yonder Mountain String Band.  Check 'em out!

Andddd...We're Back!

While the website has become a nice historical museum of all things C.B. Klein over the last few months, I can assure you there's plenty more on the way. Head on over to the Current page to check out some photographs from my (relatively) recent stroll through the Dale Chihuly exhibit at the Denver Botanic Gardens.  As always, the photos in the current section are largely untouched and unaltered, so take them with a grain of salt!  In addition, keep an eye on the Mountains and Forests portfolios in the coming weeks; I'm working through batches from a handful of summer/fall adventures as we speak, and poems will likely come hand in hand.  That's all for now, thanks for checking in, and happy browsing!

HDR at Last!

That's right folks!  Two or three months later, and I've finally managed to upload an initial HDR portfolio.  I'm still working through a final batch of photos, so expect to see some new ones pop up in the coming weeks (or months at this rate).  Per usual, I will thin out the portfolio as it progresses, so soak up the extra photographs while you can!  Thank you all for your patience, and of course, enjoy.

Current 3.0: Badlands HDR

I'll try to keep this short.  I've been working through 2 years worth of HDR triplets with the goal of eventually adding an HDR portfolio to the website.  Every location produces a keeper or two, but South Dakota's Badlands have proved absolutely and consistently breathtaking.

Strangely, both the weather and lighting were exceptionally terrible that day.  I took some decent shots, and though I didn't expect it to make much difference, I snapped a handful of HDR triplets as well.  Now, nearly a year and a half later, I'm astonished by the quality and character of the (almost) finished HDR images.  Simply put, the photographs are apocalyptic.  As always, enjoy, and keep an eye out for the HDR portfolio in the next week or so!


 

 

"Current"

Hey folks!  If you've been on the site in the past day or two, you may have noticed a new section, aptly titled, "Current."   The idea is quite simple; this section will house a small selection of photographs from one of my recent adventures.  The photos do not represent finished products, collections, or portfolios, and are often not edited at all.  Instead, they provide an unfiltered look into my process and my eye. 

The first featured batch comes from the Denver Botanic Gardens.  Strangely, I've seen my fair share of lily pads, but their pond is one of the best in terms of quantity and quality.  It's a beautifully curated garden if there's such a thing.  Though I'd visited the gardens once before, I found myself utterly amazed by the deep, pure, clean black of the pond's water.  It provides perfect backdrop to photograph the incredible variety of shapes and colors.  You'll see what I mean.  Enjoy and keep posted for the next round!

 

Back in Colorado

Graham and I drove back out to Colorado last week.  For now, we've settled down in North Boulder, but the plan is to move deeper into the mountains in the coming months.  Nonetheless, it's incredible to be back; these pictures really do say it all.  More to come...including some new poems.

Looking east from Woods Quarry, Boulder, Colorado.

Looking east from Woods Quarry, Boulder, Colorado.

The sun sets over the Continental Divide, Flagstaff Mountain, Boulder, Colorado.

The sun sets over the Continental Divide, Flagstaff Mountain, Boulder, Colorado.

Concert photos added

Looking back towards the hill, All Good Music Festival, July 18th, 2013.

Looking back towards the hill, All Good Music Festival, July 18th, 2013.

As some of you might have already noticed, I uploaded a batch of photographs from the All Good Music Festival this morning.  The subjects include John Scofield, Yonder Mountain String Band, and members of Furthur including Phil Lesh and Bob Weir.  Enjoy the extra photos while you can because, like before, I will most likely thin out the portfolio in the near future.  In addition, I will be adding some shots from other concerts I have attended.  Finally, for obvious reasons, all concert shots will be watermarked; if you would like to use any of these photographs in your publication or on your website, I ask that you please contact me first.  I will happily provide an unwatermarked version, so long as I still receive credit for the work.  Thank you and enjoy the photos!

Back from All Good

Grace Potter performing "Turn on Your Lovelight" with Furthur, All Good Music Festival, July 20th, 2013. 

Grace Potter performing "Turn on Your Lovelight" with Furthur, All Good Music Festival, July 20th, 2013. 

For those of you who don't know, I spent the past four days as a member of the camera crew at the 2013 All Good Music Festival and Campout.  (For those of you who met me there, my photographs will be posted to this website in the coming days.)  In short, shooting and filming the festival was an absolutely incredible experience.  I'm slowly getting the sense that it was both the conclusion of one incredible part of my life, as well as the beginning of what should be another spectacular stretch.  Along with some persistent effort, I could do great things as a result of the photographs I took and the people I met.  There are moments from the last few days that I will never forget, and more importantly, I will never be able to thank my friend (Sam Shouvlin) enough for providing me with such an opportunity.  It truly was one of the greatest weekends of my life.  Anyways, I'll stop waxing poetic for now, but keep posted for a new "All Good" photo album in the "portfolios" section in the coming days.

Portfolios uploaded

Following a week's worth of work with aesthetics and the overall feel/function of the website, I've finally uploaded a few portfolios.  Currently, the portfolios are classified as "Deserts," "Forests," "Mountains," and "Oceans."  These portfolios will most likely shrink in the near future, so enjoy the extra photographs while you can!  In addition, keep an eye out for new portfolios and photographs, rotating featured photos on the non-portfolio sections of the website, and new poems (coming soon in this section).  Finally, feel free to contact me with any feedback regarding the portfolios and the general functioning of the site; any and all help is greatly appreciated.

Coming soon...

Correct you are!  Indeed!  Right-o!  Yes, I've finally managed to create a website.  While it's still in the earliest of stages, you can get an idea of what I'm aiming for.  The "portfolios" section will showcase a variety of my photography, organized by general environments rather than specific places or times.  The "writings" will include periodic posts on my travels, recent work and other musings including poems and quasi-philosophical ramblings.  The "about" and "contact" sections are pretty self-explanatory.  So get excited and stay tuned in the coming weeks as I upload my portfolios, poems and thoughts!