Posted on March 23, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Foggy daze …
A chilly dawn just off the Ptarmigan Mountain trail, overlooking Silverthorne, the Lower Blue and the Gore Range.
SUMMIT COUNTY — Nothing against a crystal-clear blue Colorado sky, but there’s something magical about shooting in the early morning mists. Late fall seems to be the best time for these conditions, when Dillon Reservoir is warmer than the air above it. Depending on the wind, that localized fog sometimes spills northward over the dam, or sometimes (rarely) the winds blow it eastward toward Frisco. In any case, the mists always make for some moody scenes and outstanding images. If you like what you see here, visit our online galleries at Imagekind or RedBubble, or you can order any image you see here on Summit Voice as a print by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first rays of dawn paint the top of Buffalo Mountain.
Morning mists soften the jagged skyline of the Tenmile Range.
Gore Range dawn.
Winter's not the only time there are mists over the mountains. The next few shots were taken after a June snowstorm.
Thick mists can render familiar skylines almost unrecognizable.
OK, maybe a little bit of blue sky to go along with the mist.
Officers Gulch pond, with lifting mists after a June snowstorm.
Mists over Loveland Pass.
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