Posted on October 11, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Autumn storm cycle …
The calm before the storm, as high clouds streaming over the top of the Tenmile Range from the west hint at the incoming moisture. This is an unedited iPhone shot.
FRISCO —You gotta love these autumn storm cycles, when a winter vibe hangs in the air like a tantalizing promise … But no matter how much the ski areas might crow and tweet about September snow, it doesn’t really signify much about winter snowfall. If anything, wet autumns historically have often been followed by a drier-than-average winter, especially in years when there’s no El Niño or La Niña driving an overall weather pattern. But it’s fun to dream about deep powder days, and nothing prettier than a coat of fresh snow while the aspen leaves are still golden on the trees.
A day or two before a storm rolls in is the best time for sky color — this is sunrise over Dillon Reservoir, in Summit County, Colorado. Another no-edit iPhone image.
Peak 8, one of the lift-served mountains at Breckenridge Ski area, dominates this distant view of the Tenmile Range. Shot with an ancient Canon EOS.
Using an old Canon EOS with a 300 mm lens to get a little closer to Grays and Torreys, two 14,000-foot peaks along the Continental Divide in Summit County, Colorado.
A taste of winter in Tenmile Canyon. iPhone pic, edited with Instagram filters.
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