Before tossing out a bouquet of dead Easter flowers, I decided to a few last shots. As I was doing some post-processing, I start playing with the colors in the drop (just playing around really) and realized it would be great if I could make it a cinemagraph out of something that wasn't original a video.
So, I set up a screen recording in Quicktime and then set up a radial filter over the drop. Then I dragged the Color picker from the left to the right while recording. Afterwards I saved out the video to Cinemagraph Pro and looped it, did some quick trimming, etc.
The result turned out not too bad...though the uploading trimmed down the quality of it something horrible. But if you want to see the result, you can find it here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_horvath/13906593810/
Looking out over Golden, CO from the trail going up Lookout Moutain, you can see just an absolutely stunning view of the mountains. Way off into the distance on the right side of the photo, you can see the faint skyline of Denver. In the middle of the shot, you can see North Table mountain, South Table, and Castle Rock (the squarish looking piece sticking out of the top of the mountain).
I was told that at one point, Nike wanted to build it's world headquarters on the top of the mountain near Castle Rock but eventually squashed the idea. I also learned that millions of years ago, volcanic eruptions in the Colorado area occurred which helped create the landscape we see today in this photo.