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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Four Seasons Five Questions: Denver Photo Contest Edition

The Denver Photo Contest that we are sponsoring has produced some amazing shots by local photographers so far. We wanted to showcase some of the top vote-getters, so we'll be conducting short interviews with them over the next month.

Today, we're happy to introduce you to Ryan Behner, 23. He's a photographer, cycler, music fan and enjoyer of all things mechanical, based in Boulder, Colo. He is @rbehner on Twitter, and his photo contest submission is currently ranked #4 on the site.

1. Tell us about your entry, “Denver Glows.”

I took this photo from a friend's rooftop in the LoDo area after a Rockies game one night. It was tough to resist pulling out my camera and capturing the city lights despite the festivities going on. I think I took about 20 of these, but this one stuck out because of the girl looking onto the city in the lower left corner of the shot. I got lucky - I had no idea she was there until afterwards.

2. What do you like about Denver?

That’s a tough one. I’ve always loved the downtown skyline. Always in awe of the big buildings, the lights, and the hustle of the city. I think it shows here. However, I would have to say my favorite part about Denver is the amazing music scene and the great bands that come through the city. You can almost always find a show in Denver to hang out at and have a good time.

3. What’s the best part about growing up in Colorado?

The best part about growing up in Colorado was all the opportunities to get out and have fun. Obviously there is the mountains with all the trails, camping and skiing that is available. Also, the music scene and of course all the local sports teams. I am going to go out on a limb and say Nuggets take it all this year.

4. Given the nighttime nature of your photo, what’s your favorite place to go after the sun goes down?

My favorite place to head afterwards is anywhere with friends and a laid back atmosphere. Sancho’s holds a couple good memories with the copious amounts of PBR that come flowing out of there. I am also a huge fan of the Blake St Vault. Everyone should drink at least one Denver Donkey (aka moscow mule) in their life.

5. Among our six prizes, which one interests you the most and why?

Denver/Colorado has the best beer than any other city, it would awesome to win the prize to all the local Denver breweries and share some drinks with everyone that has helped and encouraged my photo taking.

Like Ryan's photo?
Go vote for it and many others at the Denver Photo Contest!

Or submit your own photos of Denver for a chance to win.
Follow along on Twitter at @photosofdenver

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