Welcome back to another visual week in review, Denver. Thanks for another photogenic week. Let’s start with the oldest images and work our way to the present.
I’ll begin with a portrait by the Denver Post’s Seth McConnell, who captured this odd moment at the Primus show at Red Rocks. The concert was on the 16th, but the Post Instagrammed this image on Tuesday and I thought it was worth sharing with you.
A fan in a mask sprints down the road before the Primus concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on May 16, 2017, in Morrison, Colorado. (Photo by Seth McConnell @shootsethshoot /The Denver Post)⠀ ⠀ And if you want to know why you didn’t get tickets to that epic Red Rocks show this summer, check out the link in our bio. #RedRocks #tickets #Primus #outdoorconcert
Another share-worthy latergram is this image by Aaron Colussi for 5280, part of a profile he published this month about longtime Colorado wildfire spotter Billy Ellis.
Meet Billy Ellis, the Coloradan who’s been spotting wildfires for more than three decades: http://www.5280.com/2017/04/the-watchman/ ?: @aaroncolussi #firespotting #5280 #5280magazine #colorado #devilsheadlookout #pikespeak #collegiatepeaks #mtevans #firespotting #billyellis #pikenationalforest #sanisabelnationalforest #forestfire #firesafety #greatread #Colorado #Denver #wildfire
And speaking of fires, this week the Front Range saw a second high-profile explosion in caused by aging oil and gas infrastructure. That’s accelerating discussion about old supply lines and providing an opportunity for dramatic photographs. This is by the Longmont Times-Call’s Lewis Geyer.
An Anadarko oil tank battery burns in Mead this afternoon following an explosion that injured three workers, officials said. The fire is about 4 miles north of the site of the deadly house explosion in Firestone last month near an Anadarko well. Full coverage/more photos at dailycamera.com. Photo by Lewis Geyer / Staff Photographer #boulder #mead #colorado #oilandgas #oilwell #oiltank #oilbattery #fire #flames #explosion #breakingnews #newsphotography
In lighter news: here’s a giant disco-balled dog, one of a series of public art pieces that Andy analyzed this week. Can you guess how much it’s worth?
And something you can’t put a price on? The sheer exhilaration of an adult obstacle course smack dab in the middle of town.
Christian went to the American Ninja Warrior finals shoot to interview a competitor whose appearance on the show helped reconnect him with his biological parents.
Also in the priceless department: being a wild kid in a fountain. This is Moses, who’s racing across a shallow body in Civic Center Park where his dad also swam.
Did you know we have a new intern? Joseph Rios is going to be diving into life in Westwood this summer, and this week he begun by analyzing a few community nonprofits working in the neighborhood. This is Antonia Muñoz with her surrogate daughter Leticia, a worker with nonprofit Re:Vision who’s here to help Muñoz grow fresh food in her backyard.
Finally, as we ramp up for Memorial Day, here’s an image of remembrance by the Aurora Sentinel’s Gabriel Christus. However you choose to celebrate the three-day weekend, here’s hoping it’s just as pretty. We’ll see you next week, Denver.