• ChasingCool Photography

Rocky Mountain High Heels


I always wanted to visit Denver and in 2018 I finally made it there. I was hoping to see the Rocky Mountains and if lucky maybe some good old Western lore. It seems the place has changed somewhat from the TV shows I watched as a kid. You can travel far from the city and still not see any Cowboys. Like, all the way to Cheyenne and still nothing. Denver had a lot to offer in other ways though. I didn't know that every two years the city becomes a huge photo festival with several galleries and museums participating. That was not part of the original plan but was very cool. I'm Chasing Cool all the time so I got really lucky on that aspect of our vacation.


I've seen a ton of photographs in my day so I'm a little jaded. My wife and I had been walking the galleries for a few hours and I hadn't seen anything new so I suggested we find a bar so I could get a beer and maybe my wife could get a glass of wine. She liked the idea a lot. On our way into the bar I saw this woman on her way out the door heading straight toward me full speed... red lipstick, nails and those high heels! OMG. I caught up to her to ask her to stop for a minute so I could photograph them. She laughed and told me she had just bought them an hour before and to go ahead. It was not an ideal spot and the light was very poor... mixed tungsten and weak daylight through a window off the street. I had to go 3200 iso (I hate that) but it turned out ok.


Denver has the Rocky Mountains and as majestic as they are I will remember Denver for this obliging woman and her red high heel shoes.