Morning photo: Winter wonders

Winding down …

FRISCO —Though the equinox is still a few weeks away, the last day of February marks the end of the meteorological winter, so you might see your local TV forecaster talking about spring. Here in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, this may well go down in history as one of the mildest winters on record, as both low and high temperatures ran well above average for weeks on end. We still had our share of snow and frost, but if these past few months are a harbinger of global warming, then we’re probably in trouble. Wouldn’t it be sad if our kids and grandkids couldn’t enjoy the gorgeous frozen landscapes shown in this set? For daily photography updates, follow our Instagram feed, and visit our online gallery for an amazing selection of prints and greeting cards.

Morning photo: River’s edge

Ice magic!


FRISCO — Cruising along the edge of local waterways on these frosty winter mornings always yields a few surprises, like the incredibly delicate latticeworks of ice frost on display in this set. A steady source of moisture, combined with sudden changes in temperature and sunshine, create dynamic landscapes that can change from day to day, and even hour to hour, and if you happen to be in the right place at the right time with camera in hand, it can be pure magic. For daily photography updates, follow our Instagram feed, and visit our online gallery for an amazing selection of prints and greeting cards.

Morning photo: Creek light

Stream-side in Summit County


FRISCO —Some frost and snow, morning light and a sparkling creek are the perfect ingredients for winter landscape photography. I definitely got my feet dampened a little for a few of these shots, tromping around the slushy edges of the water, but it’s always worth it. For daily photography updates, follow our Instagram feed, and visit our online gallery for an amazing selection of prints and greeting cards.

Morning photo: Tree power!

Branching out …


FRISCO — Reaching for the sky and connected to the Earth, trees really do help illustrate how connected all the the planet’s systems really are, from chemical processes deep underground, to atmospheric cycles that change seasonal levels of carbon dioxide. The mountain pine beetle outbreak that spread across the West in the recent past helped generate a greater appreciation for trees and forests, making people understand that we can’t take any part of our complex life-support system for granted. For daily photography updates, follow our Instagram feed, and visit our online gallery for an amazing selection of prints and greeting cards

Morning photo: Mid-winter …

The snow zone


FRISCO —Snow, sun and sky are the basic elements of winter photography, and when those ingredients come together under a glowing sunset, it’s hard to take a bad photo. Tuesday night was a great example. I didn’t have to go far, just down to end of our road here in Frisco, to catch a sunset that lit up not only the sky, but the new snow in the wetlands with an ethereal glow, which is something that the iPhone camera on HDR is really able to capture quite well. For daily photography updates, follow our Instagram feed, and visit our online gallery for an amazing selection of prints and greeting cards.

Morning photo: Sunrise, sunset …

It doesn’t get any better!


FRISCO —So we don’t have the Aurora Borealis here in Colorado, at least not on a regular basis, though there are rumors that the famed lights can be dimly spotted during some of the most powerful solar storm episodes. But we do have our own version of sky glow that comes when atmospheric conditions are just right and we experienced that a few nights ago when the colors were so vivid that you could feel the vibrations. This set includes two images from Thursday’s sunset, as well as a couple of other shots from the past few months, both at dawn and dusk. All of the highlight the exceptional quality of mountain light. For daily updates follow our Instagram feed, and visit our online gallery for an amazing selection of prints and greeting cards.

Morning photo: Sky set

Feeling the light …


FRISCO — I gathered  up a set of images, mostly from autumn, showing how the sky sometimes comes so alive that you can literally feel the energy of the colors. Even though these images were captured a few months ago, I can still remember the bracing, invigorating feeling of being outside on these stunning mornings and evenings, recharging my soul and and renewing my respect for the mountains. For daily updates follow our Instagram feed, and visit our online gallery for an amazing selection of prints and greeting cards.

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