Tuesday, June 29, 2010

d i s t r a c t i o n s

d i s t r a c t i o n s
Originally uploaded by butch leitz
Ok, you know, if you're walking through a busy downtown area during a street festival wearing something like this, it's a distraction (or an attraction?). Leaving auto pile ups and people bumping into each other in her wake, she's just... distracted.

Just sayin'.

I took this photo during the Tejon Street Bike Fest in downtown Colorado Springs this past Sunday. There were several bikini contests at different bars, so there were more girls walking around like this than you'd ever normally see in a downtown metro area.

Well, I thought it was funny, anyway!

One of several fun shots from the Tejon St. Bike Fest, click on the link to go see more photos at my Flickr site.

Tejon St. Bike Fest

beautiful paint
Originally uploaded by butch leitz
Thousands of bikers converged on Tejon Street in downtown Colorado Springs this past Sunday. This was the same day as the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, so it was a big day for gear heads.

One of several fun shots, click on the link to go see more photos at my Flickr site.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


David Ashley, Polaradio
Originally uploaded by butch leitz
I saw Polaradio at Studio Bee at Pikes Peak Center Thursday June 17th during a showcase for local musicians who write original material.

I didn't do a review, but I did take a bunch of photos which can be seen here.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Tinsley Ellis

Tinsley Ellis
Originally uploaded by butch leitz
Tinsley Ellis was at Castaways in Manitou Springs lst night and I was there to shoot some photos and write a review. Had a few chances to talk to Tinsley & got him to sign a CD for me. Here's the review at the Gazette's soundboard with a few more photos... here.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Sting at Red Rocks with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra

Sting performed at Red Rocks last night, and I was there. For the review and more photos, see the Gazette's Soundboard section here.

LeAnn Rimes In Concert

LeAnn Rimes In Concert
Originally uploaded by butch leitz
I was going to blog this morning about seeing Sting at Red Rocks last night (which I'll do later this morning) but: WHAT is going on with LeAnn Rimes? Really? 168 hits on this photo in my flickr account (so far) this morning and it's not even 8 a.m.? And the count went up by 15 while I was trying to figure out why this photo is spiking hits. Did I miss some LeAnn Rimes news or something? Wow... this is totally random. So I ask again: What is going on? This and a couple other photos I have on flickr are getting some mental traffic today. (maybe links were cross posted in somebody's fanzine is all I can figure. except alot of the traffic is coming from Yahoo searches. LeAnn if you see this, you bein' good honey?!? LOL)

Monday, June 7, 2010


Phew, just back from shooting rugby all weekend in Denver for RugbyMag.com! Saturday started off bright and early shooting USA National Club Semi-Final games, but mid-day I shot 2 Churchill Cup Round-Robin games as well, all at the Infinity Park complex in Glendale (Denver), also known as RUGBY TOWN, USA!

Sunday was USA Mens Rugby Finals, and I shot Division 1, 2, and 3 finals, edited some photos onsite and filed them for use at RugbyMag.com.

I think I shot a total of 11 matches saturday and sunday, with me on saturday running (walking fast at least) between two fields, back and forth! Alot of work for a weekend!!! :-) Plus it was insanely hot. I didn't use suntan lotion the saturday and got a wee bit red on the arms and face... sunday I bathed in lotion but it didn't help much. At least saturday night for the last game of Belmont vs Palmer (Belmont won) it rained during the game so everybody got a little cooled off then. (If was funny seeing the tough-assed rugby players who had played earlier in the day cowering under ledges and tents to stay dry while media and fans just stood out in the rain getting wet!)

NOTE: Click on an image or a caption to go see the article by Pat Clifton with photos by Butch Leitz at www.rugbymag.com.


Las Vegas making the try in semi-finals of USA Nationals Division 1 Rugby


There are alot more articles with photos from me from the USA Nationals at http://www.rugbymag.com/

Carrie Underwood, Craig Morgan, Sons of Sylvia Concert Photos and Review

Reviewed Carrie Underwood for the Colorado Springs Gazette on friday night, 6/4/2010. Photos and the full review may be found here.