LOOK: 2016 in Denver GIFs

We’ve had a rigifulous year.

Elmo. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) sixteenth street; 16th street mall; video portrait; kevinjbeaty; denverite; denver; colorado; cbd; downtown;
Elmo. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) sixteenth street; 16th street mall; video portrait; kevinjbeaty; denverite; denver; colorado; cbd; downtown;
Elmo poses on the 16th Street Mall. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Well, not all, but a lot of them. We’ve had a rigifulous year.

Charles Burrell at home. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) music; jazz; five points; history; kevinjbeaty; denverite; denver; colorado
Charles Burrell, America’s first black symphony performer, at home. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Portrait of Bianca Acosta. Dec. 14, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) daca; immigration; undocumented; kevinjbeaty; denver; colorado; denverite;
Portrait of Bianca Acosta, an undocumented immigrant with status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA program.  (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Dave Stalls meditates by the South Platte, his favorite spot, on Christmas Eve. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) confluence park; union station; south platte river; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Dave Stalls meditates by the South Platte, his favorite spot, on Christmas Eve. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Master neon bender Mario Hernandez at work in Morry's Neon. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) neon; denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denverite
Master neon bender Mario Hernandez at work in Morry’s Neon. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
A fire burns on Green Mountain, with residence in foreground. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
A fire burns on Green Mountain behind a home. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Alex Tyk, 28, about to take his kayak down the South Platte River rapids at Confluence Park. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) confluence park; platte river; kayak; sports; recreation; denver; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty
Alex Tyk, 28, about to take his kayak down the South Platte River rapids at Confluence Park. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Randy Russell, who already recieved a camping ban citation today. Protestors who have set up camp in front of the City and County Building to denounce Denver's urban camping ban are removed by police. Nov. 29, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) right to rest; camping ban; homeless sweeps; city and county building; police; protest; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Randy Russell in front of the Denver City and County Building. He received two camping tickets, which he’s fighting, one here and one earlier in the day in the “Triangle” area in Ballpark. Nov. 29, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
A view down Colfax, featuring the Lion's Lair, Pete's Kitchen, the Satire Lounge and John's Liquors. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) colfax; neon; night; denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denverite;
A view down Colfax, featuring the Lion’s Lair, Pete’s Kitchen, the Satire Lounge and John’s Liquors. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Protestors fill 17th Street with Union Station visible in the background. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Protestors fill 17th Street, with Union Station visible in the background. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Vance Kirkland's studio rolls past the Capitol on Nov. 6, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) kirkland museum of fine and decorative art; capitol hill; kevinjbeaty; denverite; denver;
Vance Kirkland’s studio rolls past the Capitol on Nov. 6, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Plaintiff Jerry Burton smokes outside before entering the courthouse. Oct. 12, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) homeless sweeps; jason flores-williams; court; lawsuit; denver; colorado; denverite; kevinjbeaty; camping ban; right to rest;
Plaintiff Jerry Burton smokes outside before entering the courthouse. Oct. 12, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Ganga Adhikari claps to the music. The Hindu Durga Puja celebration held in Aurora's Lowry Park pavillion by the local community of Bhutanese/Nepali refugees. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) bhutanese refugees; nepali; hinduism; religion; puja; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Ganga Adhikari claps to the music. The Hindu Durga Puja celebration held in Aurora’s Lowry Park pavilion by the local community of Bhutanese/Nepali refugees. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Rush hour traffic merges onto I-70 just beyond Swansea Elementary. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Rush hour traffic merges onto I-70 just beyond Swansea Elementary. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Challah in rotation. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) challah; kosher; baking; food; bread; oven; bagel store; kevinjbeaty; denverite; colorado;
Challah in rotation. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
LoDo noir. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) nightlife; smoking; alley; shadow; noir; kevinjbeaty; denverite; denver; colorado;
LoDo noir. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Javon the Unique paints a wall. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Javon the Unique paints a wall. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Tami Door, President and CEO of the Downtown Denver Partnership. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) sixteenth street; 16th street mall; video portrait; kevinjbeaty; denverite; denver; colorado; cbd; downtown;
Tami Door, President and CEO of the Downtown Denver Partnership. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Kids fly down a hill in Barnum Park during the Denver Gravity Games. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) sports; skating; skateboarding; barnum park; extreme; kevinjbeaty; denver; colorado; denverite;
Kids fly down a hill in Barnum Park during the Denver Gravity Games. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
A train speeds down Welton Street after dark.(Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) welton street; five points; development; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
A train speeds down Welton Street after dark.(Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Shirlea Neal (left) and Rita Roberts dine at the Welton Street Cafe. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) welton street; five points; development; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Shirlea Neal (left) and Rita Roberts dine at the Welton Street Cafe. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Black Girls Jump, an organization committed to promoting active lifestyles for kids, bounces around Five Points' Sonny Lawson Park. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) five points; sonny lawson park; kids; jump rope; black girls jump; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Black Girls Jump, an organization committed to promoting active lifestyles for kids, bounces around Five Points’ Sonny Lawson Park. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Rock'em Sock'em Robots at Board Game Republic. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) board game republic; games; bar; food; night life; kevinjbeaty; denverite; denver; colorado;
Rock’em Sock’em Robots at Board Game Republic. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Neeti Pawar spins in circles during the Mudra Dance Studio's performance on the main stage at the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) colorado dragon boat festival; sloan lake; kevinjbeaty; denver; colorado; denverite; culture;
Neeti Pawar spins in circles during the Mudra Dance Studio’s performance on the main stage at the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Donald Trump Rally. July 29, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) donald trump; politics; election; vote; denver; colorado; republican; denverite; kevinjbeaty
Donald Trump Rally. July 29, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Boaters enjoy Smith Lake at Washington Park. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) washington park; fourth of july; independence day; denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denverite;
Boaters enjoy Smith Lake at Washington Park. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Sunset over Colfax. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) sunset; weather; cowx; coulds; denver; denverite; kevinjbeaty; colorado; colfax; capitol hill
Sunset over Colfax. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Colorado Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa on the mound against the New York Yankees at Coors Field, June 14, 2016. Colorado Rockies; Nick Hundley; baseball; sports; denver; coors field; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty Colorado Rockies; Jorge De La Rosa; baseball; sports; denver; coors field; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty
Colorado Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa on the mound against the New York Yankees at Coors Field, June 14, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Construction in LoDo. crane; clouds; timelapse; development; construction; denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty;
Construction in LoDo. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Lighting strikes! (Kevin J. Beaty) lightning; weather; clouds; denverite; kevinjbeaty
Lighting strikes! (Kevin J. Beaty)

Kevin Beaty

Author: Kevin Beaty

Kevin Beaty is a media producer with experience in a variety of settings spanning Hollywood film sets to international backpack journalism expeditions. He is on a never-ending quest to meld artful imagery, functional design and intimate storytelling. His biggest struggle in any given moment is whether to shoot stills or video. Find him on Twitter and Instagram at @kevinjbeaty.