Hi, I’m Eric Magnuson.

I write code, take photos, and backpack abroad.

Originally hailing from a small mountain town in Colorado called Granby, I currently call Boulder home. I got my degree in Russian with a minor in French from the University of Colorado and graduated from Techstars as a Hackstar (Boulder ‘11). When I'm not coding, I enjoy shooting photos, listening to classic rock, watching documentaries, and playing pool.


The Great Gig in the Sky

Casper, Wyoming
August 21, 2017

The Great American Eclipse at totality as seen from Casper Mountain, Wyoming. Mercury is visible to the lower right.

The Royal Palace

Luang Prabang, Laos
January 16, 2013

The Royal Palace in Luang Prabang, Laos was once home to King Sisavang Vong and his family. Built in 1904, it features a mix of Lao and French Colonial architecture. King Sisavang Vong’s son, King Sisavang Vatthana, was the last ruler to live here before the monarchy was overthrown in 1975. The palace has since been converted into a national museum and houses the country’s Crown Jewels.

Milky Way Rising

Ute Pass, Grand County, CO
September 2, 2013

The Milky Way rising up from behind the mountains on Ute Pass in Grand County, Colorado.

Evening Return

Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
January 6, 2013

Koh Phi Phi Leh stands at sunset as boats leave to the main island Koh Phi Phi Don.

Heading Home

Koh Phangan, Thailand
December 27, 2012

A long-tail boat taxi pilot heading home at the end of the day on Koh Phangan in Thailand.


Koh Phangan, Thailand
December 27, 2012

The pilot of the long-tail boat taxi we took to get back to our home beach, Haad Yao, on Koh Phangan in Thailand.

To The Sea

Koh Phangan, Thailand
December 27, 2012

Taking a long-tail boat taxi out the sea to get back to our home beach, Haad Yao, on Koh Phangan in Thailand.

Khaosan Road

Bangkok, Thailand
December 24, 2012

Walking through the crowds on Khaosan Road, a popular backpacker destination in Bangkok.

Passing Time

Bangkok, Thailand
December 24, 2012

A monk passing the time on a bench in Sanam Luang, a plaza next to the Grand Palace that was once used for royal ceremonies.

Andromeda on the Horizon

Boulder, CO
January 25, 2012

The Andromeda Galaxy hovering above the horizon (the faint blur near the bottom center of the image). At 2.6 million light-years away, it is the most distant celestial object that you can see with the naked eye.

Sirius over East Grand

Granby, CO
December 27, 2011

The night sky looking south-southeast from Lake Granby in Grand County, Colorado. The bright star in the middle is Sirius, the brightest star in the sky and part of the constellation Canis Major.

Capitol Lights

Washington, DC
April 10, 2011

A long exposure shot of the U.S. Capitol taken on an overpass over South Capitol St.

Anastasia, February 2011, pt. 4

Boulder, CO
February 20, 2011

My friend Anastasia during a photo shoot a few weeks ago in February.


Boulder, CO
January 29, 2010

A picture of my friend Matt taken from the backseat. Film: 14-year-old Kodak Plus-X pan, ISO 125. Developed by me.

A Quiet Day in Bruges

Bruges, Belgium
July 7, 2009

An HDR shot of a bridge over one of the canals in Bruges, Belgium.

A Day on the Bridge

Amsterdam, Netherlands
July 6, 2009

A bicycle parked next to some beautiful red geraniums on a bridge in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Walkways and Waterways

Amsterdam, Netherlands
July 5, 2009

An HDR shot of some boats along a canal in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Berlin Skyline

Berlin, Germany
July 4, 2009

The afternoon skyline of Berlin with the Berlin TV Tower, or Fernsehturm, on the left.

The Mönch

Gimmelwald, Switzerland
June 29, 2009

The Bernese Alps in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland. The big peak on the right is the Mönch (meaning "monk" in German), and on the left, barely in frame, is the Eiger, one of the most famous mountains in the Alps. This shot was taken at Lake Grauseeli near the summit of the Schilthorn above the village of Gimmelwald.

A Ladder of Chetham's Library

Manchester, England
May 21, 2009

A ladder leaning against a bookcase in Chetham's Library at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester, England.


Boulder, CO
February 4, 2009

Aaron Dugan, Matisyahu's guitarist, playing during their show at CU-Boulder.

Wind Along the Ridge

Berthoud Pass, Clear Creek County, CO
January 10, 2009

One of the mountains on the far side of Berthoud Pass. I loved how the Sun illuminated the snow blowing across the top of the ridge.