Photographer’s Statement: While searching for a location to photograph how engineering is used in our local waterway systems, I found it hard to find the perfect place to take a photo. It wasn’t until I was on a bike ride on the Cherry creek trail in Denver Colorado that I had found the perfect spot. I almost always carry my camera with me and had it as I was biking next to the Platte Park River. It was just before sunset and something about the glow of the city lights reflecting off the water is what caught my attention. I took notice of the beautiful architecture that surrounded the river and how the city lights reflected off the water. I saw many people out and about enjoying what turned out to be a nice clear night and thought to myself, this is the shot that I’ve been looking for. The lighting for the photo was perfect because it allowed me to use a slower shutter speed, which gives the water a milky flow to it. I waited a little longer for the sun to set and was able to capture a beautiful blue sky with a few of the Denver skyscrapers in the background. I am proud of the photos that I have submitted because I feel it shows the natural beauty that we get to experience here in Denver, Colorado every day.
Bobby Jones and Prince Appiah