Posted on June 20, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Actually, two sunsets …
Cloudplay and raindrops.
FRISCO — A couple of brilliant sunsets on some of the longest days of the year, leading up to the summer solstice … (more…)
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Posted on June 19, 2013 by Jenney Coberly
Water levels in Dillon Reservoir rise dramatically over the past month
Photos by Jenney Coberly
FRISCO — The water level in Dillon Reservoir has been climbing rapidly since late April at the average rate of about six inches per day. Denver Water now expects the reservoir to come very close to filling. More details in this Summit Voice story. Jenney Coberly documented the surging water level from the saddle of her bicycle, compiling this set of “before and and after” images in late May and mid-June.
Frisco Bay, June 17
Frisco Bay, May 22
Frisco Bay Marina, June 17
Frisco Bay Marina, May 22
Buoy along Dillon Dam Rd, June 17
Buoy along Dillon Dam Rd, May 22
End of reservoir in Dillon, June 17
End of reservoir in Dillon, May 22
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Posted on June 18, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Some iPhone HDR action …
A wildflower sunset pano, taken with the iPhone’s HDR switched on.
FRISCO — I’ve been having some pretty good luck with my little iPhone’s built-in HDR function the last few days at sunrise and sunset. Sure, some of the Instagram filters can deliver a similar effect, but the HDR lets the image retain most of the qualities of the natural lite. In addition to using it for landscapes, I’ve tried it on some closeup shots, too, to try and capture more detail in shady spots. If you have an iPhone 4S or an iPhone 5 and you’re shooting in sketchy light, give the HDR a try! (more…)
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Posted on June 17, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
‘Everybody needs to understand the implications of their water use on a personal and policy level’
Water experts, policy makers and resource managers will lead a two-day tour of the Colorado River headwaters June 20-21. Bob Berwyn photo.
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Stretched thin by periodic drought, climate change and competing demands, the Colorado River has long been a symbol of of western water issues. Many of those concerns were heightened recently as the Colorado was named as the country’s most endangered river in the country, and a far-reaching federal report showed a looming 3.2 million acre-foot gap between supply and demand.
There’s a growing realization that the river’s supply is not limitless, but managing the resources is complex and requires thoughtful consideration. To help educate the public, the Colorado Foundation for Water Education is once again offering a two-day tour of the Upper Colorado, covering everything from trans-basin diversions to abandoned mine reclamation. (more…)
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Posted on June 16, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
A little trek in the Lower Blue
FRISCO —Made it back down to the Lower Blue Saturday evening to check the light at the other end of the day after shooting some sunrise shots about a week ago. A partial overcast partially foiled my plan to get the last rays of light illuminating the flowers, but I still had fun working with a 300 mm telephoto to shot some Gore Range peak portraits, and with the iPhone to try and coax some additional color from the scene. Check out our FineArt America gallery for more Summit County landscape. (more…)
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Posted on June 15, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
The earlybird …
And if your way should falter
Along this stony pass
It’s just a moment
This time will pass
~ U2, Stuck in a Moment
FRISCO —You have to get up pretty early to catch the sunrise these days. This set was all taken around 6 a.m. in the Lower Blue, so I left the house at about 5:30 to catch those first rays, but it was definitely worth it. I’m not sure how the high elevation flowers will be this year, but if the spring season is any indication, it should be an amazing summer for wildflowers, something we barely dreamed was possible just a few weeks ago. (more…)
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Posted on June 13, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue crews fighting a small wildfire near Keystone, Colorado in March, 2012.
Moderate fire danger in the high country enable local departments to lend a hand with Black Forest Fire
By Bob Berwyn
SUMMIT COUNTY — With only a moderate potential for wildfires in Summit County, local firefighters have been sent to the Front Range to help fight the destructive Black Forest Fire. The assignment could last as long as two weeks, according to a press release from Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue.
The fire northeast of Colorado Springs has already destroyed about 80 to 100 homes and forced the evacuation of several thousand residents, and more homes are still at risk.
In Summit County, fire experts say wildfires are unlikely right now following a wet spring. The potential for fires is expected to creep up the next few weeks and could reach a critical level by late June, according to LDFR deputy chief Jeff Berino. (more…)
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Posted on June 13, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Alpenglow on Guyot and Baldy.
FRISCO —Every now and then I get to post a short set of images that don’t really need a lot of verbiage …
Gore Range, morning light.
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Posted on June 12, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Some early morning iPhone wildflower magic along the Ptarmigan Trail in Summit County.
FRISCO — Plentiful moisture in April and May has spurred a bumper crop of early season wildflowers in Summit County, especially in the often-dry shale slopes along the foothills of the Gore and Williams Fork ranges. These areas are very dependent on seasonal moisture — last year, after a record-early spring melt, there was hardly a flower to be found, but the arrowleaf balsamroot and lupines are certainly making up for lost time this spring! These are all iPhone shots. (more…)
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Posted on June 10, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
A trip down the Lower Blue …
Lupines and arrowleaf balsamroot in the Williams Fork Range.
FRISCO — An early morning hike into the foothills of the Williams Fork Range, north of Silverthorne yielded a few decent photos in challenging, high-contrast light conditions. I also struggle a bit with composition as I grappled with the wide-open landscape. While colors are stunning, I often found myself looking at the viewfinder and seeing a lot of dead space in the center of the image. Without a defined subject, I looked for strong lines, formed either by the shape of the land or by the pattern of early morning light and shadows. I’m also struggling a bit with focus in some scenes, trying to get a really sharp focus, so I just pulled a fixed focal length lens out of an old camera bag to try it out on some wildflower scenes the next few days (more…)
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