FRISCO — Sometimes we really do save the best for the last, and in the case of the December gallery, it’s true. No matter that it was a low-snow year, the final month of 2011 ended up being stellar for photography. Instead of big powder dumps, local water ways formed unique ice formations, and the ice sailors had one of their best seasons in years. Please vote in the poll to determine the December image for the 2013 Summit Voice calendar and contact me directly if you’d like to purchase any of the images as prints or gift cards, or visit our online Imagekind gallery.
Big air out of the Copper superpipe at the U.S. Grand Prix in Dec. 2011.
The partially eclipsed moon sets behind Buffalo Mountain, with the lights of Frisco visible below.
A chilly white moon hangs in the sky above a frosted aspen in Dillon, Colorado.
Dillon Reservoir’s frozen fog coats trees near the Dillon Marina.
Framed by frosted branches, Peak one is barely visible through the mist over Dillon Reservoir.
A frost-coated tree stands out in stark contrast to the blue waters of Dillon Reservoir.
Frosted grasses on a cold December morning.
A spectacular blue-tinged moonrise over the Continental Divide.
The same moonrise about 30 minutes before the previous image was taken.
A frozen wave of ice on the Snake River.
Ice flowers bloom on Dillon Reservoir.
Glassy ice near the Dillon Marina.
A 10-second time exposure in pre-dawn light from Sapphire Point shows the mists moving across Dillon Reservoir near Farmer’s Korner.
Regardless of how overpowering Demaryius Thomas may be on the field, the Broncos will catch him in the game of franchise tag Monday and he will be it in a bargaining move that all but ensures the team of retaining their star wide receiver for the 2015 season.
Speaking a little more than 40 hours before the NHL trading deadline, Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic on Saturday night made it clear Colorado isn't looking to make a major deal involving any of its young core players or to give up prospects or draft choices for short-term help.