Posted on January 3, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
A September sunrise over Dillon Reservoir delivered exquisite light.
FRISCO — The incredibly rich light of autumn made for some wonderful images. Many of the photos in Summit Voice photo essays are available in our Fine Art America online gallery, and there’s also Summit County gallery at our ImageKind website. You can also order images by contacting me at email@example.com. It’s a great way to support independent online journalism. (more…)
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Posted on October 8, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
I’ve been focusing on the thick grass in the Meadow Creek wetlands to add some rich color to these evening scenes.
FRISCO — The most obvious fall colors are fading, as a few windy days knocked a lot of the remaining leaves off the trees, but there is still plenty of autumn feeling left in the hills — you just have to look a little harder, for example in the luxuriant golden grasses around wetlands and ponds. The dusting of new snow on the higher peaks also helped brighten things up, although you have to be careful not to let those highlights flare up. Best to head out early (or late) to catch the best light, but that’s true in any season. All the photos here, except the last one, are iPhone shots. (more…)
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Posted on September 22, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Hazy skies from wildfires to the northwest should give way to a southwest flow and perhaps a chance for some precipitation late in the weekend or early next week.
Incoming storm should shift the winds and may drop a little rain early next week
By Bob Berwyn
SUMMIT COUNTY — The hazy skies over Summit County and the rest of Colorado should clear this weekend, as a significant change in the weather pattern will bring southwest winds, along with a chance of showers, during the second half of the weekend and into the first part of next week.
The haze is from forest fires burning in the Pacific Northwest and the northern Rockies. The ridge of high pressure that has prevailed over the Rockies the past few weeks has brought steady upper-air winds from the northwest, carrying the smoke into the area. (more…)
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Posted on September 7, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
It’s happening, right … now!
High alpine wetlands start to turn gold.
By Bob Berwyn
SUMMIT COUNTY — Aspens get all the glory when it comes to fall colors in Colorado, but don’t overlook the treasures of the alpine tundra, where willow wetlands take on stunning shades of gold, bronze, orange and red. Even the alpine tundra and grasslands respond to cooler nights and shorter days, with many plants turning red and maroon, often because they contain anthocyanin, a natural antifreeze that helps them survive in the high country.
This year, the colors seem to be popping out a bit earlier; perhaps because of the early and dry start to the summer, the plants are ready for winter, just like Colorado’s eager skiers. Don’t miss the spectacular seasonal display which will start to peak in the next couple of weeks. The U.S. Forest Service maintains a fall colors hotline, with contact phone numbers, maps and more information to help you find the best leaf-peeping venues. (more…)
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Posted on September 2, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
A whisper of autumn …
Geese on Dillon Reservoir.
SUMMIT COUNTY —If Memorial Day is the start of summer, than Labor Day is the bookend at the other end of the season. And with some coolish, rainy weather, and sun that just doesn’t want to climb that high into the sky anymore, it definitely feels like the seasons are changing gear. I’m hesitant to call it the end of summer; I prefer to think of it as the start of autumn. In any case, it was a lovely day to spend some time outside, so I bookended my day with an early stroll in the woods of the Gore Range and an evening walk with Leigh and the dogs along Dillon Reservoir. Here’s how it looked.
First of September.
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Posted on November 11, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
Some Friday photo fun
A classic fall scene — aspens in Frisco, Colorado.
SUMMIT COUNTY — With a big snowstorm approaching the Colorado mountains, this seemed like a good time to take one more look back at fall, because for the next four or five months, the ground will remain covered with snow. Regardless of whether the calendar says autumn, winter or spring, it will FEEL like winter around here. Plus, it’s time for another edition of #FriFotos, a social media chat on Twitter that involves posting pictures with the #FriFotos hashtag. And this week’s theme is fall, which is open to interpretations and should lead to an interesting selection of images. I’m sticking with the classic meaning of the word, partly because, for a photographer, it’s a time of year with dramatic light and with several hours at both the beginning and end of the day when the sun is at an optimal angle for shooting. (more…)
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Posted on November 8, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
Sunset, sunrise and snowfall
October sunrise looking over Dillon Reservoir from the I-70 overlook.
SUMMIT COUNTY — Once the leaves fall off the trees — usually in late October — there isn’t a whole lot of bright color left in the landscape, but the sky often makes up for it with brilliant displays, especially at dawn. October and November seem to be the months when layered lenticular clouds stack up over the Continental Divide, signifying a large-scale atmospheric shift. Help pick the October image for the 2012 Summit Voice calendar by voting in the poll at the end of the post. All photos taken in Summit County during October 2010 and October 2011. (more…)
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Posted on November 2, 2011 by Jenney Coberly
Ice forms fantastic shapes on the creek.
Story and photographs by Jenney Coberly
BRECKENRIDGE — The woods have an abundance of eye-catching shapes and colors any time of year. But in mid-autumn in the high country, after the brilliant leaves have fallen but the snow is still only inches deep, the beauty is subtle and requires more careful observation. (more…)
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Posted on September 24, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
Right on schedule …
Rocky Mountain gold.
SUMMIT COUNTY —A few early autumn scenes from around Frisco and nearby trails. The leaves they are a changin’ — and fast. This coming week will probably see most of the trees at least start to shift and next week could be the peak of the season. (more…)
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Posted on February 13, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
The forgotten season
SUMMIT COUNTY — A reader pointed out that, although I’ve revisited spring, summer, the mushroom season and various other folders in the Summit Voice photo files, I haven’t gone back to fall. That’s probably because it was the most recent season, but in the name of equality for all the seasons, I scanned the archives for some autumnal favorites. Why not? (more…)
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