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You can’t always shoot with a tilt-shift lens but you can now create the effect pretty convincingly with Photoshop CS6. Here are a few photos from last year with the effect applied:

Stay tunedSo here is a review of the condo we rented in Aspen. This condo is convenient location, across the road from the City Market and three blocks away from the Silver Queen gondola. The Clairvaux No 7 is on the first floor (second floor if you’re from the US) and has a great view […]

After Jake and Guy raved about their meal at Matsuhisa we had to check it out. They were right. Excellent new-style Japanese food from a restaurant in the Nobu family of restaurants. One of our salads was the Spinach, dried miso and shrimp: The Seafood Dynamite dish – my favourite: Sea Bass with Truffle: Superb […]

There was a junior ski race this morning so here’s a bit of colour and action:

Here are some photos of the Aspen streets. As always, click on the photo for caption/descriptions:

A quintessentially American dinner of take away ribs and chicken wings from Hickory House Ribs followed by ice cream of an unusual, but delicious, flavour.

With 8 inches of fresh snow everyone wanted to make fresh tracks. The Silver Queen gondola opens at 9am and the queue started around 8am. By 8.50am there was about 200 people in the queue, winding its way around the corner:

There hasn’t been a snow fall for weeks and the locals were saying that it’s been the driest winter they can remember. So it was a relief when 8 inches dropped from the heavens on Saturday:

After 2 days of skiing it’s becoming clear that the snow cover is pretty ordinary and there are lots of rocks and debris. All of our skis have serious damage to the bottoms and edges. An edge tune up with and a bit of wax will help a lot. Here’s a picture of the FK […]

After skiing on Aspen Mountain on day 1 we ventured to Snowmass on day 2. The free shuttle bus leaves from Rubey Park and is a 30 minute or so ride away.

I was in Aspen in December 1981, being a ski bum, working at Holland House. After saying I’ll be back next year, finally got back here thirty years later with my family. The town has totally changed, Holland House is no longer there, and nothing is recognisable. The first day out on the snow was […]

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