Take a stroll around the lake with Jim (@mrdarling), as he listens in on the stories of both the familiar and unfamiliar.
Jacob & Monica enjoy views of the lake from the trees.
When my wife and I moved to Colorado from Washington, DC almost two years ago. We settled in northwest Denver in the neighborhood of Sloan's Lake, on the western edge of the city limits. It's an up and coming community with new homes and retail shops popping up all the time. But luckily plenty of bungalows from the '20s and '50s still exist and pieces of the original neighborhood remain.
Sloan Lake itself (and the connected Cooper Lake) are the central feature of Sloan's Lake Park with a paved path all the way around. Runners, walkers - with and without dogs - and cyclists can be seen making the 2.8 mile lap every day, all year round. I've made plenty of those laps since we arrived and I've always enjoyed seeing the members of the diverse community in which I live.
When OOWA recently offered me a chance to test out their smartphone lenses, I had a plan: I'll take a lap around Sloan's and capture portraits and stories of the people I meet, against the halcyon landscape; a portfolio of the lake's lovers. The 75mm and the 15mm lenses were the perfect pair for the project.
I set out before sunset one evening, not knowing who or what I'd find, but just as excited for the possibilities. The stories I captured in these images, immortalized between 6:20PM and 8:20PM on Tuesday, June 6th.
A fisherman enjoying the last bit of light before sunset.
Jim shot all the images above with the OOWA 15 mm and 75mm lenses.