Morning photo: High Plains

Onward to … Nebraska?

FRISCO —A reporting trip on the Colorado water plan led me to the far northeastern corner of the state the past couple of days, and while I spent most of the time in a conference room, I did manage to escape for a while to track the South Platte, Colorado’s workhorse river, to where it exits the state, near Julesberg. I don’t get out into the flatlands  very often, and it was a bit on the gray and dreary side, but those wide open spaces were still quite astounding and evocative, and as a bonus, I got a decent shot of a red-winged blackbird, which has, for some reason, been a challenge for me.

Morning photo: Majestic

Old and new …

FRISCO — A few old and new favorite shots in this Summit County set, including a streamside scene along the Snake River from the weekend, when a heavy snow shower coincided with a brief burst of sunshine to make for a magical combination. For daily photography updates, follow our Instagram feed, and visit our online gallery for an amazing selection of prints and greeting cards.

Morning photo: Merry month of May

All kinds of beautiful …

FRISCO —Rain, snow, sun … repeat! That’s about the long and short of it this month, as Mother Nature makes up for being stingy in March. And while some may be longing for summer weather, the moisture will help dampen wildfire concerns for at least a while and yield an amazing crop of wildflowers during the next few weeks. For daily photography updates, follow our Instagram feed, and visit our online gallery for an amazing selection of prints and greeting cards.

Morning photo: Sunday set

Summit spring


FRISCO —Sweet springtime in the Colorado Rockies. Snow on the high peaks, rivers swelling with runoff, fields and aspen groves greening up in the lengthening days and happy bluebirds! What could be better?

Morning photo: Mountain monochrome

Black & white …

FRISCO —Doing a black and white work in the age of digital insta-color, smartphone photography can be a good reality check for balance and tonality. In this set, I took a few images I had previously edited for sharpness and color and tried to bring the full range of light into each image. I really like the moon picture, the river shot and the final Mt. Sneffels image. To my eye, there’s a lot of richness in those shots, while the other two, perhaps because they capture wider landscapes, have more of an overall gray cast, which can be deadly for a black and white shot. For daily photography updates, follow our Instagram feed, and visit our online gallery for an amazing selection of prints and greeting cards.

Morning photo: Brilliance

Colorado cool!

FRISCO —After a dry and warm start to the spring, we’re enjoy a resurgence of moisture going into May. It may be a bit frustrating for anyone anxious to break out the flip-flops and cut-offs, but the cool, rainy days and nights are beneficial in so many ways, from boosting water supplies to nurturing forests and fields in the Colorado high country. The moisture we get now will help sustain the coming crop of wildflowers and at least delay the wildfire season, so get out there and explore this in-between season, with an eye on the coming summer! For daily photography updates, follow our Instagram feed, and visit our online gallery for an amazing selection of prints and greeting cards.

Morning photo: Mountain mix

Rocky Mountain eyecandy


FRISCO —A quick Saturday set from the vault featuring some Rocky Mountain wildlife, mountain panoramas and forests, including an exceedingly friendly and curious marmot that absolutely wanted to pose for the camera. The first three shots were all taken in Summit County along Ute Pass Road; the bristlecones and the marmot were photographed last summer along Mt. Evans road, just on the other side of the Continental Divide. For daily photography updates, follow our Instagram feed, and visit our online gallery for an amazing selection of prints and greeting cards.

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