Photographing Golden Colorado

The first day of my trip to Colorado was spent in the city Golden. I flew into Denver, rented a car, and drove to the Colorado Railroad Museum.

Colorado Railroad Museum Entrance

Colorado Railroad Museum Entrance


The museum sits on a 15-acre rail yard full of old and restored trains. There were some puffy clouds in the sky that helped make some of the photos more interesting. Click on the link to see more in my SmugMug portfolio

My next stop was the Coors Brewery tour also located in Golden. They have tours throughout the day until 4:00. My strategy was to get there around 3:00 as I felt that was a good time to sample some beer πŸ™‚

What's on Tap?  I tried the Killian Red

What’s on Tap?
I tried the Killian Red


I enjoyed the tour and learning about how to they make, package and ship beer. Photographically it was a little challenging. Being indoors, I just put my camera into auto mode and let the camera figure out the ISO (as high as 6400) needed to not get blurry photos. The packaging line was behind glass and the reflections make the photos look a little blurry. To see some of the results, check out the link to the SmugMug gallery

The final photo stop of the day was Lookout Mountain. As the name would imply, it’s a scenic drive up a mountain that looks out onto Golden and Denver. The mountaintop also contains the Buffalo Bill Museum and grave site. I got there too late to tour the museum but I was really only there for the view. I wish I had a wind gauge as the wind was so gusty at times I could hardly stand up straight πŸ™‚ The wind was blowing clouds and haze that blocked the sun at times. Seeing the Coors Brewery from that vantage point, really shows how big the complex is.

View of Coors Brewery from Lookout Mountain

View of Coors Brewery from Lookout Mountain


I was wishing for a longer lens as I couldn’t zoom in as much as I would have liked for this view of the Downtown Denver
Downtown Denver from Lookout Mountain

Downtown Denver from Lookout Mountain

Next stop Sego Canyon, Utah