Posted on October 18, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Vibrant season …
Brilliant fall colors form a backdrop to the Hraunfoss waterfall, formed where springs flow between lava formations into the Hvitá River, near Reykholt, Iceland.
FRISCO — Fall is definitely one of my favorite photography seasons. After the calm, peaceful summer months, earth and sky seem to be jarred out of stasis, suddenly shifting toward a new season. So when #FriFotos invited me to co-host this week’s Twitter chat with a fall theme, I was pretty happy. A September visit to Iceland with @CoTravGirl yielded a ton of fun images — we weren’t really sure what to expect, and the brilliant foilage of the island’s tundra vegetation was an unexpected bonus. Plus, I knew I’d be able to use a couple of pictures of waterfalls, which also fits the “fall” theme. And, of course, Colorado can’t be beat when it comes to foilage. For a few short weeks each year in late September and early October, the aspen forests change in a blaze of color before giving way to the quiet silvery, gray and white tones of winter.
Join in the Twitter fun by uploading your favorite fall pictures to Twitter or Instagram and be sure tag them with #FriFotos, then sit back and enjoy the show. There are sure to be amazing fall pictures from all over the world!
In the Colorado high country, fall and winter often mingle, like in this scene, photographed from deck of the Summit Voice office.
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Posted on October 16, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Slipping toward winter …
I never get tired of this …
FRISCO — Some chilly and soggy October days are giving a clear indication that we’re rapidly slipping into our cold season. That’s not to say we won’t have a few weeks of Indian Summer going into the second half of what is usually our driest month. But for now, button up, grab your beanie and head out to enjoy the last few days of changing aspen leaves — Farewell, autumn, we hardly knew you! And please visit our online gallery at FineArt America for a great selection of Summit County landscape images. (more…)
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Posted on October 14, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Surreal light during a recent sunrise in Summit County, Colorado.
FRISCO — A few scenes from the past week in Summit County, Colorado show how the light can vary from day to day, and even hour to hour. Not much else to say about these landscapes. I’m pretty happy with the way they turned out. Visit our online FineArt America gallery for a full selection of landscape images from the Colorado high country. (more…)
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Posted on October 12, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Fall to winter …
Full autumn glory.
FRISCO — The days are growing noticeably shorter now, with both sunrise and sunset falling during those hours when we’re still out and about. It’s definitely the transition season between fall and winter, and it shows. Soon — but not just yet — the ground will be covered with snow (we hope), and will stay that way until springtime. Rejoice in the changes, embrace the chill and revel in the beauty of the seasonal cycles. (more…)
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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. (more…)
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Posted on October 10, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
A fiery monsoon sunset in early September along the shore of Dillon Reservoir.
FRISCO —Looking back through the September folder in the Summit Voice photo archives made me realize how summery most of the month was, especially early on when it seemed like the monsoon would never end. The official weather stats for the month tell the same story, with September rainfall in Breckenridge tying for the second-wettest on record. All that moisture wasn’t bad for photographers, with a series of colorful sunsets and rainbow-filled skies seemingly every other night. (more…)
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Posted on October 9, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Summit County eyecandy
Early evening light slants below an approaching storm to illuminate the Tenmile Range near Frisco, Colorado.
FRISCO —A short set in honor the impending seasonal changes, often marked by the impressive build-up of wave and lenticular clouds over the highest terrain. Wave clouds form when the wind flow is perpendicular to the mountain fronts. The reason they often form in the autumn is because the prevailing wind pattern shifts as the westerlies start to dominate, putting the Front Range mountains and the Continental Divide into the weather cross hairs. These are all iPhone shots taken in the past two days around Summit County and Dillon Reservoir (more…)
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Posted on October 8, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Seasons of the Summit
Rosehips in the snow.
FRISCO — One of the best things about this time of year is the way things change rather quickly. The most recent snowstorm was a great example. Along with coating the peaks in a gleaming mantle of fresh white, the sudden cold changes masses of leaves overnight. Instead of bright golds, yellows and orange, many of the aspen groves turned brown. While that may disappoint some leaf-watchers who were hoping for another weekend, it helped create a whole new look for the mountains in just a few hours. There’s so much contrast and brightness in the fall landscape, and the changes are so dynamic that it’s almost hard to keep up! (more…)
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Posted on October 6, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Ever since the U.S. Forest Service added this fence, this has become one of may favorite spots for landscape photos. The fence adds a strong linear element to the scene.
FRISCO — Getting one last look before the incoming winter season knocks the last of the colors off the branches, and trying to look for these spectacular autumn leaves in a new way … (more…)
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Posted on October 5, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Colorado colors …
A classic autumn scene in Frisco, Colorado, with snow-capped evergreen cones standing out against a backdrop of golden aspen leaves.
FRISCO — On a stunning autumn day, when new snow falls at the peak of the fall color season, you don’t have to go far to get some good photos. I started by shooting a handful of images right through the kitchen window and off the deck while the coffee was brewing, then moved outside to the backyard, and even the parking lot, to try and capture some the classic Colorado beauty — evergreens, golden aspens and white snow. I like the muted and consistent color scheme of this photo essay, helped by overcast skies, but I’m looking forward to taking some pictures as the storm clears out Saturday morning. It’ll be chilly, but it should be spectacular! (more…)
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