Posted on August 10, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
I had to underexpose the foreground to try and capture some of the detail and color in the clouds, which collapsed almost completely a few minutes after this shot.
FRISCO — Since I don’t have a super wide-angle lens, I sometimes use my iPhone to try and capture the broad sweep of our Rocky Mountain landscapes. It’s not ideal, because you have to be darn sure you maintain a level camera while scanning across the scene, but sometimes it’s worth it. Other times, you can take a slice of a landscape shot by cropping horizontally, like the first shot in this set, but your eyes will almost instinctively know that it’s not a true panorama, but just an edit of a “normal” image. Either way, it’s fun to play around with this format. Continue reading
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Posted on August 9, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
The alpine tundra comes alive!
Wildflowers flourishing in the alpine tundra near Red Mountain Pass.
FRISCO — A short midweek roadtrip to the San Juans as part of the Rocky Mountain Climate Ranger reporting project yielded some fine images from Colorado’s rugged southwestern mountains — along with in-depth information about how global warming is affecting the Rocky Mountains. Shooting with three different cameras (the top image is an iPhone shot) may seem like a hassle (and it can be at times), but it enabled me to get a good variety of perspectives. The next couple of images were taken with an older Canon and a zoom lens that helped compress the vast fields of flowers, intensifying the color and adding some interesting depth-of-field effects. Continue reading
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Posted on August 6, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
Early morning cloudscape pano near Frisco, Colorado.
FRISCO — For a few weeks every summer, Colorado’s weather pattern experiences a seasonal shift that gives us a taste of the tropics. As big high pressure areas move around, moisture often streams into our mountains from the south, keeping the air moist and temperatures relatively warm at night, since the clouds, or even just the moist air, act as a blanket and prevent the day’s warmth from radiating back into space at night. It may be hard to believe, given how much snow we get in the middle of winter, but our monsoon season is actually the wettest time of year in Colorado. And, of course, it’s one of the best times to snap pictures of dramatic cloudscapes. Continue reading
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Posted on August 3, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
Rocky Mountain high …
FRISCO — Magical, mystical skies over the Rocky Mountains this summer, including this pre-thunderstorm scene along Mt. Evans Road.
A hazy sunset through the trees along the Tenderfoot Trail in Dillon , Colorado.
Asian garden poppy, waiting to bloom.
Eyecandy at sunrise near Shrine Pass, Colorado.
Fireweed blooming along the Tenderfoot Trail, Dillon, Colorado.
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Posted on August 1, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
An early one …
Layers … captured with iPhone HDR imaging.
FRISCO — I’d describe this morning’s sky as surreal except that I’ve seen similar displays almost every month of the year here in the Colorado high country. I know that its very real, and today, with clouds roiling and frothing over the ridgelines of the various ranges, you could feel the atmosphere literally writhe with monsoon moisture, more liquid than air. Check out our online gallery, support independent journalism by purchasing a print or some greeting cards! Continue reading
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Posted on July 29, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
The alpine zone
FRISCO — Had a chance to visit Mt. Evans with my family over the weekend! We got a good look at some classic Colorado wildlife, enjoyed the tundra in full bloom and just narrowly escaped a wicked hailstorm, although we did see the aftermath, with quarter-size hail whitening the ground. It was also fun to see the normally white trunks of the bristlecone pines stained reddish-brown by a heavy rain. And, finally, we’re happy to report that the wild mushrooms are starting to pop. Also happy to report that our Climate Ranger project has reached it’s initial funding goal: http://www.beaconreader.com/projects/rocky-mountain-climate-rangers
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Posted on July 27, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
Penstemon, two-foot tall, along the shore of Dillon Reservoir near Frisco, Colorado.
FRISCO — Yes, it’s fun to visit foreign locales, sample exotic food and take photos of new and different subjects. But you don’t always have to venture far to get a good shot. All the images in this set were taking in places where we walk our dogs on a daily basis, in some cases, right in our neighborhood, or more accurately where our neighborhood edges against the open space at the edge of Dillon Reservoir. Sometimes it’s just a matter of finding a new perspective in a familiar place. Check out my Instagram feed for daily updates and visit my online Fine Art America gallery to buy fine art prints and greeting cards. Continue reading
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