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Emergent sage, Summit County, Colorado.

FRISCO — Summit County gleamed white once again after a quick overnight storm dropped a few more inches of snow, the latest wave in a seemingly endless onslaught of winter. But it only took a few hours of warm spring sunshine start the inexorable thaw process in the valleys, where — surprise — there’s already a bit of brown earth showing. Melting snow on emergent sage has to be one of the best smells in the world, and if you don’t believe me, take a stroll along the Oro Grande trail in Dillon. Please visit our online gallery at Fine Art America for more Summit County landscape and nature photography.

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Springtime in the Rockies?

Even without a main subject, I was fascinated by the empty space between the trees and especially the light and the texture of the snow. heightened with an iPhone HDR exposure plus a warm-tinted Instagram filter (Mayfair).

Even without a main subject, I was fascinated by the empty space between the trees and especially the light and the texture of the snow. heightened with an iPhone HDR exposure plus a warm-tinted Instagram filter (Mayfair).

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Frozen wave along the base of Tenderfoot Mountain, looking west toward the Gore Range.

This is an unfiltered iPhone shot, showing that, if the light is good to begin with, you don't need a lot of technical tricks.

This is an unfiltered iPhone shot, showing that, if the light is good to begin with, you don’t need a lot of technical tricks. It’s also a sign that spring is still a ways off here in Colorado.

 

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