Posted on June 14, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
Sun-up over the Meadow Creek wetlands in Frisco, Colorado.
Morning light on Peak One.
Guyot and Baldy framed by lodgepole branches.
My favorite stump in an uneditied iPhone shot.
Stormy skies over Summit County.
FRISCO — Seems like just a few days ago I was still taking pictures of snow, but we’ve quickly slipped into summer mode. Wildflowers are popping, and when (or if) we get a spell of warm and sunny days, the blooms will really get going. The aspens have leafed out, and kayakers, rowers and rafters are frolicking on local reservoirs and streams. Summer is short and sweet in the high country, so now’s the time to get out and get after it, whatever your pleasure may be! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for daily photo updates and visit our online Fine Art America gallery for some of the best Colorado landscape photography around!
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Posted on June 11, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
The first blush …
… and the last.
Fading to purple.
Tuesday’s sunset started gold.
Continental Divide skyline.
FRISCO — A few quick sunset snapshots from the past few days in Summit County. Stormy weather makes for fantastic skies!
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Posted on June 8, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
Wildflower season is here
Arrowleaf balsamroot blooming in the sage foothills of the Williams Fork Range.
Gore Range, Summit County, Colorado.
A delicate desert sky looking west from the rim of Dinosaur National Monument.
Among thousands of acres of blue lupines, a solitary clump of pink.
FRISCO —Even with thick storm clouds brewing over the high country, I ventured down the Lower Blue Valley Saturday morning to check some of our favorite wildflower spots. The cool and wet weather in May has definitely slowed the progression of this year’s bloom, but just a few days of warm sunshine is likely to spur the flowers into high gear. After all, at this high elevation, they only have a couple of months time to complete their cycle of reproduction. One of of the best places to visit this time of year is along the lower sagebrush slopes of the Rocky Mountain foothills, where fields of blue lupines alternate with splotches of bright yellow balsamroot and tender pink and purple phlox.
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Posted on June 5, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
Evening clouds along the Yampa River in northwestern Colorado.
A kayaker charges the wave at the Steamboat Springs whitewater park.
The Gore Range, Colorado.
FRISCO —It hasn’t snowed in the past five days, so it’s probably safe to say that the short and sweet summer season has arrived in the Colorado High Country. The kayakers playing in Steamboat Springs last weekend during the Yampa Riverfest would certainly agree, and rainbows over the wetlands are another sure sign of the season. 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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Posted on June 3, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
Rivers, deserts and mountains …
A bend in the Yampa River near Dinosaur National Monument in northwest Colorado.
Looking west from the Colorado Plateau.
Morning clouds over Dillon Reservoir.
Last light on Peak One, Summit County, Colorado.
FRISCO —I’ve been experimenting a little more with the iPhone pano function, finding that, even without a tripod, it’s possible to create some pretty fabulous wide-angle landscape images — as long as you keep the camera level by using the helpful guide in the viewfinder. Smooth motion is also important because stop-start movements tend to add unwanted streaks to blank spaces like sky. It was hard to pick a favorite image in this set, but I think the cloud scene taken at Dillon Reservoir highlights the camera’s ability to capture a wide range of tones. The cloud shot is a rather short pano, just covering a little more territory than a regular horizontal shot, but just enough to feature the broad scope of this water- and cloudscape. 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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Posted on June 1, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
A little bit of everything …
Spring sunlight and gathering thunderclouds over the Gore Range in Summit County, Colorado.
Becoming one with water at the Yampa Riverfest in Steamboat Springs.
Dillon Reservoir from Tenderfoot Mountain.
FRISCO — Finding bliss the Colorado mountains is easy. All you have to do is open your eyes and your heart and take few deep breaths to wash away the clatter and clutter of daily life. Stop for a moment along your daily commute and find a spot where you can feel the power of the peaks, or get up early and watch your backyard birds go about their daily business to feel the rhythm of life in the high country. If so moved, grab a camera and snap a couple of shots of your own and share them with your friends around the world!
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Posted on May 31, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
Raindrops on pasque flowers.
Evening pano at the pond, looking east.
Northwest pano with Buffalo Mountain and the Meadow Creek wetlands in Frisco.
FRISCO —After weeks of rain — literally — skies cleared Friday evening, offering the first colorful sunset in quite a while. I’m not complaining about the moisture. After a dry winter, the wet may was welcome, but it was great to see the sky emerge, with the promise of some warmer and drier weather ahead. The iPhone pano mode worked well to capture some of the subtleties and contrasts in the evening sky.
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