Posted on October 3, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
From gold to white …
Early morning light over the Gore Range in Summit County, Colorado.
FRISCO — Autumn is in the house, and apparently can’t wait to get out of the way as Old Man Winter comes knocking on the door. Winds are sweeping the trees, as if to prepare them for the heavy (we hope) loads of snow in the months ahead, and even though we’ll surely return to a spell of warm, sunny days, it’s always awesome to see the first snows coating the peaks. 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 September 24, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
New season …
Autumn rainclouds lifting over Frisco, Colorado.
FRISCO — A spell of rainy days in the Colorado high country made for some spectacular morning and evening scenes, with pendulous gray clouds providing a great backdrop for the spectacle of changing leaves. It’s actually pretty hard to take a bad picture of fall colors, although when you’re pushing the envelope in low-light or high contrast situations, there’s always room for improvement. Continue reading
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Posted on September 22, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
So turns the celestial wheel
Balanced perfectly, picking out bugs and sipping raindrops – a perfect way to welcome fall!
FRISCO — It’s been feeling like fall for several weeks in Summit County, with a few dustings of snow already on the high peaks and the annual procession of colors in local forests. But today is the real deal, folks. The autumnal equinox marks the first “official” day of fall and it means soon we’ll be enjoying crisp days, frost on the ground, and, hopefully, snow. On this rainy morning, a flock of small birds decided to hang out in the aspens around our house, busily hopping amongst the branches, finding food and water. It’s pretty amazing how just a small clump of three or four trees can feel like a big forest ecosystem when you look close up. Continue reading
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Posted on September 20, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
Roadside. Lower Blue Valley, Colorado.
FRISCO — I made a pre-dawn start to try and set up in a good position to watch sunrise light up the Gore Range, then made a few roadside stops heading back toward Frisco. Today will be a very, very good day to check some fall colors in Colorado. There’s a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon, but if you’re a shutterbug, all the better — storm clouds and shadows will only add depth and texture to your images. Check out my Instagram feed for daily photo updates, and if you would like to purchase fine art prints or greeting cards, visit our online gallery. Continue reading
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Posted on September 9, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
Dear Summit Voice Readers,
We’re so grateful to the Sunshine Cafe for offering to host what is going to be a fun and unique chance to enjoy a good meal and learn about global warming in the Rocky Mountains this week.
For one night only Sept. 12), the Sunshine Cafe (once again crowned as Summit County’s favorite breakfast spot, will open at 6 p.m. for a fundraising dinner. Tickets are just $50 per person, and there will also be a silent auction with some Rocky Mountain photography and a few other quirky items.
Proceeds from the dinner will benefit local environmental journalism by Summit Voice, and we’ll take input on story ideas at the dinner. We’ll also give a short presentation from our Rocky Mountain Climate Ranger Project, a series of road trips aimed at learning how climate change is affecting our beloved mountains.
If you are a Summit County or Colorado reader, please consider attending the dinner to show your support for Summit County environmental journalism. You can buy tickets at the PayPal link below, or contact Bob Berwyn via email or at 970-331-5996.
Support independent journalism.
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