Iwamoto's Photos

Painting with light.

Brandon Iwamoto is a freelance photographer based in Aurora, Colorado, USA

Seven. Hours.
That’s how long I spent halfway up Pikes Peak doing…. well, absolutely nothing. Making pictures here and there as I saw them, but otherwise talking to bystanders and trying to convince park rangers to let me hitch a ride to the top.
Oh yea, I guess I should explain why all that was happening, huh? This morning, a helicopter filming an Audi experimental driverless car’s test runs to the summit of Pikes Peak crashed near the top. There were four people on board, but luckily they all survived… in fact, they were released from the hospital later today (even the one who was airlifted out).
Ironic isn’t it? A driverless car, and it’s the piloted helicopter that crashes… just goes to show ya…
Anywhoo, needless to say after a 10-hour day of nothing but “I’m sorry but I can’t comment on that,” and “That’s out of my pay grade” (that’s police-speak for “not my problem”) I am wiped out. Oh, and I have a 7:30 am assignment tomorrow. Fun, right? I think so, oddly enough ;P
I mean, after all, there are worse places to be stuck doing nothing than Pikes Peak right when the leaves are starting to turn, right?
/Brandon

Seven. Hours.

That’s how long I spent halfway up Pikes Peak doing…. well, absolutely nothing. Making pictures here and there as I saw them, but otherwise talking to bystanders and trying to convince park rangers to let me hitch a ride to the top.

Oh yea, I guess I should explain why all that was happening, huh? This morning, a helicopter filming an Audi experimental driverless car’s test runs to the summit of Pikes Peak crashed near the top. There were four people on board, but luckily they all survived… in fact, they were released from the hospital later today (even the one who was airlifted out).

Ironic isn’t it? A driverless car, and it’s the piloted helicopter that crashes… just goes to show ya…

Anywhoo, needless to say after a 10-hour day of nothing but “I’m sorry but I can’t comment on that,” and “That’s out of my pay grade” (that’s police-speak for “not my problem”) I am wiped out. Oh, and I have a 7:30 am assignment tomorrow. Fun, right? I think so, oddly enough ;P

I mean, after all, there are worse places to be stuck doing nothing than Pikes Peak right when the leaves are starting to turn, right?

/Brandon