Posted on January 4, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
The early stages of Tuesday's sunset ...
SUMMIT COUNTY — It’s been a few weeks since I had the chance to go out watch the entire sunset, so I decided to run a series showing how the light and colors change. Last weekend’s wind storm also blew most of the remaining snow off the surface of Dillon Reservoir, and when I saw the wave cloud over the Continental Divide, I though it might be fun to try catch some of the reflections in the ice, which is so smooth and glassy that it actually looks like water in many places. All these photos were taken during a 30-minute span, and the range of colors is quite astounding.
In that magic moment, when the light on the high peaks gives the scene some amazing depth.
Looking west, toward the sunset, where the colors were surprisingly different.
The moment of peak colors and intensity.
The parallel lines are ridges of snow compacted by the runners of ice sailboats. It's all the snow that remained after 80 mph winds raked the reservoir last weekend.
Final moments ...
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