With 300 days of sunshine and a skyline framed by the spectacular Rocky Mountains, it's no wonder that Denver has attracted a wide array of talented photographers over the years. We've put together a list of some of our favorite Denver spots to get perfect shots.
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'I SEE WHAT YOU MEAN' (AKA THE BLUE BEAR)
THE VIEW: Head down to the Colorado Convention Center for a photo beneath "I See What You Mean," AKA "The Big Blue Bear." The sculpture, created by local artist Lawrence Argent, stands a whopping 40 feet tall, and appears to be curiously peering into the Convention Center lobby. Position your subject underneath the bear, stand back about 50 feet and point and click. Voila - a true "Only In Denver" photograph.
LOWER DOWNTOWN (LODO) AND UNION STATION
THE VIEW: Not quite as many trains pass through Union Station as they once did in its heyday, but the beautiful 1914 building still attracts photographers with its Beaux Arts-style design, expansive interior and stone clock tower. Get some shots of the building's inspiring façade, surrounded by Lower Downtown's skyscrapers and refurbished historic buildings.
THE VIEW: While you're in City Park, you'll be treated to unbeatable views of Denver's skyline, framed by the spectacular Rocky Mountain Front Range. You may not find a better panorama in all of Colorado. The best time for a family photo is just before dusk ("the magic hour," as the pros call it), as the sun begins its gorgeous descent behind the mountains.