Posted on December 19, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
Brightening the season …
Classic Colorado Christmas!
Christmas, western Colorado style in Rifle.
Well hey there, Frosty!
Frisco’s town Christmas tree is aglow in the holiday season.
The creche in Frisco’s town park.
FRISCO — What better way to brighten up the long, dark nights of the solstice season than with a string of colored lights, or some glittery stars on a snow-covered tree? Residents of our Colorado mountain community know how to show the glow during Christmas, with festive scenes ranging from the whimsical to the sacred. And through it all, the theme of light shines brightly. Check out all the other shots of holiday lights (and all different sorts of light, for that matter) on the popular #FriFotos Twitter chat, which is featuring lights as the weekly theme.
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Posted on December 18, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
Snow cometh …
Morning alpenglow on the Gore Range.
Sunrise over Mt. Guyot, Summit County, Colorado.
Winter along the Snake River.
Low clouds hover over Silverthorne. Colorado with Buffalo Mountain as a backdrop.
FRISCO — Winter is working its magic across the high country of Colorado, painting the mountains and valleys with a glittery blanket of snow. These shots highlight the many different ways light can manifest on freshly fallen snow, all taken on different days, but at about the same time each day, within an hour after sunrise. Enjoy the season!
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Posted on December 14, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
A slice of skyline along the shore of Dillon Reservoir in Frisco, Colorado.
FRISCO — I figured that, before winter really gets rolling would be a good time to clean up the photo archives, which meant going back through the autumn months and trying to keep the number of images to a somewhat manageable size. Plus, looking back at the images of the most recent season is a good reality check for the weather. Our day-to-day memory can play tricks, but photos don’t lie. We enjoyed a spectacular autumn in the Colorado high country, with just a bit of early snow, but generally mild weather through September and especially in late October, when a few weeks with temps running 10 to 15 degrees above normal made many people wonder if winter would ever show up. Continue reading
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Posted on December 13, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
Dawn to dusk …
Last week I traveled to Rifle, Colorado to cover a public meeting of a Colorado fracking task force. During a short afternoon break, I found this pond at rest area along I-70 at the Rifle exit.
FRISCO — Pond reflections are always awesome, and when the pond is surrounded by bony, bare-leaved cottonwoods, so much the better. Considering that it was near 50 degrees when I took the top shot in this set, it didn’t really feel like winter too much, but the trees tell the story. Then Saturday dawned with a fairly thick deck of clouds across Summit County. I could see a hint of color from our Frisco location, but it didn’t look like it was going to go big. But I was up, dressed, the dogs were ready to go, so we headed out, and I’m glad we did! Continue reading
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Posted on December 12, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
Freezing up …
Hazy morning light on an early December morning.
FRISCO —A quick gallery on the cusp of seasons as we head toward the solstice and the official start of winter in Summit County and the final freeze-up of Dillon Reservoir. The slow start to snowfall in December may not be the best for skiers and local resorts, but it’s been interesting to watch the slow weather transitions from a photography standpoint. This year, the first big snow came BEFORE the ice; now, the snow is starting to melt again (at least in the valleys), which kind of makes it feel like the seasons went into reverse a little bit! Continue reading
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Posted on December 10, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
The low sun angle highlights every grain of snow covering this scruffy meadow in Frisco.
FRISCO — Exceptional light rules in mid-December. The sun has dropped to nearly its lowest point in its path across the sky, so that, even a couple of hours after sunrise, it lingers, barely above the southeastern horizon. Often, layers of thin low- and mid-level clouds diffuse the light even more, creating a wintry glow in the snowy landscapes of Colorado. Check out our daily photo feed on Instagram and visit our Fine Art America online gallery for more landscape shots from Colorado. Continue reading
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Posted on December 6, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
FRISCO — OK, so it hasn’t exactly been hardcore winter around here the past few days. After that big mid-November snow, things warmed up pretty dramatically, which means I had to reach back into the archives to compile this set of winter images, a reminder of different each year can be when it comes to weather. But I wanted to highlight a few shots that speak to the season in all its frozen glory. Check out our daily photo feed on Instagram and visit our Fine Art America online gallery for more landscape shots from Colorado. Continue reading
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