Posted on April 16, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
It’s time to get gardening in Summit County.
Get your green thumb on!
FRISCO — Springtime in Summit County means it’s time to start thinking about growing everything from backyard cabbage to new trees, and even with a late season snowstorm taking aim at the high country, there’s work to be done.
The High Country Conservation Center is looking for volunteers to help cover the greenhouse at Nancy’s community garden with new plastic. The work party is scheduled for Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This job involves some lifting and holding, so please be prepared for some physical work. Continue reading
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Posted on September 27, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
Piercing evening light helped ensure good sharpness in this iPhone pano. Click on the image to view it full size.
FRISCO — It’s hard not to take photos when Colorado’s aspen groves explode into a riot of fall colors each year. The past couple of days, we’ve had quick-building thunderclouds appear late in the day. Friday evening even brought a few lightning bolts. But the clouds are not the same as the thick summer monsoon layer that dampens the light. These high-based storm clouds allow plenty of sunlight to creep in from beneath, giving some of these traditional foliage shots some extra drama. Continue reading
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Posted on November 9, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Summit County sunrise.
FRISCO —A lot of times, the morning photo set is compiled from different sessions on different days, but today’s all are from a single day. Before dawn on Friday morning, I could see a wave cloud setting up over the Divide, a little higher and farther west than usual, but it still looked like it could catch that morning sunrise glow, so I headed down to the Meadow Creek wetlands to take it in, and to let the dogs romp. In the middle of the day, the same peaks were bathed in bright sunshine — almost too bright for a good picture, and later in the afternoon, I set out to try and get a waterfall shot with a little more light, to try and avoid that blue glow (which can be nice, but it gets old). And the sunset? It was out of this world! Please visit our online gallery at Fine Art America for more Summit County landscapes. Continue reading
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Posted on July 26, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
More monsoon skies …
Evening view of Frisco, with Buffalo Mountain as a backdrop.
FRISCO — I’m still learning about my iPhone camera, and one thing I’ve noticed is that it’s really quite good at picking up color and highlights in an otherwise shaded foreground, like the top image in this set. The difference between the light and dark areas helps give images a pleasing (to my eyes) depth, and using the built-in HDR means less post-processing, which I needed in the next image in the set to balance out a shot taken with a DSLR. Most of all, the clouds the last few days have been fabulous!
Dillon Reservoir, still in the evening light.
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Posted on July 4, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Red, white & blue …
A shower of red, white and blue sparks in a classic July 4th fireworks display over the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
FRISCO —Get out and enjoy our national holiday! Continue reading
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Posted on June 29, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Good beer needs clean water.
Letter to Gov. Hickenlooper calls for better balance between energy development and resource protection
By Summit Voice
FRISCO — Colorado’s brewers — including two Summit County based operations — are flexing a little political muscle and calling on Gov. John Hickenlooper to strike a better balance between energy development and conservation.
Rick Tork, manager of Frisco’s Backcountry Brewery, and Pug Ryan’s Steakhouse and Brewery owner Annie Holton, signed on to represent Summit County.
In a letter to Hickenlooper, the brewers, 26 in all, cited the importance of Colorado’s image and marketability for craft brewing and the important economic impact of keeping Colorado’s skies and waters clear and clean, saying that the state’s brand and high quality of life “attracts new residents, businesses, entrepreneurs and millions of tourists annually.”
A spokesman at the governor’s office said Hickenlooper recognizes the value of the craft-brewing industry.
“The craft brewing industry is a great economic driver for Colorado and we value our relationship with brewers across the state. We will review the letter and respond appropriately,” said communications director Eric Brown. Continue reading
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Posted on May 27, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Just another day (in paradise)
Sunday morning moon set — early!
FRISCO — Got up early to try and catch a few good shots of the setting moon, but the light ended up being a bit murky first thing — you just never know. But we hiked up to the top of Lake Hill anyway, finding that the expanded Old Dillon Reservoir has not event started to fill. Too bad — it’s peak runoff right now and it could be filled in a few weeks if there were water going into it. But there’s still a bunch of construction equipment around the edges, so it seems like they haven’t quite finished it yet. Building thunderstorms in the afternoon were impressive over the Continental Divide, and the subsequent collapse of those clouds in the evening helped create some divine evening lighting, with the alpenglow reflecting off the bottom of the clouds. And on top of all that, I got to hear a great evening concert of chorus frogs as the light waned. Just another day in Summit County … Continue reading
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