Posted on October 10, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
Sweet September light
A slanting September sun adds some side-lighting to this Dillon Reservoir scene.
FRISCO — I was hoping to post a set of new snow pictures this morning, but it looks like the storm passed a bit to the south and east so we’ll have to wait just a bit longer for the first significant valley accumulation. Instead, I sorted through the last few weeks worth of fall images to find a few that tell the story of the season — slanting light that changes everything, late-blooming fall flowers and some serenely floating leaves. It’ll all change soon enough when the snows arrive! Continue reading
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Posted on October 6, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
Deep tones in this afternoon shot show how the sun angle has changed in the past few weeks.
FRISCO — It’s pretty amazing how the light can change from day to day, month to month and season to season. The first picture in this set was taken down on the corner of our street, where Frisco meets Denver Water land, and just a month ago, it would have been way to bright at 3 p.m. to take a decent shot, especially in full sunlight. But in late September, the sun angle is low enough to give some definition to the clouds and add richness to the foreground tones. In this set, I tried to pick images from the last few days that show the wide range of autumn hues in the Colorado high country. Follow my Instagram feed for daily picture updates and visit this online gallery for fine art quality prints and greeting cards. Continue reading
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Posted on September 22, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
So turns the celestial wheel
Balanced perfectly, picking out bugs and sipping raindrops – a perfect way to welcome fall!
FRISCO — It’s been feeling like fall for several weeks in Summit County, with a few dustings of snow already on the high peaks and the annual procession of colors in local forests. But today is the real deal, folks. The autumnal equinox marks the first “official” day of fall and it means soon we’ll be enjoying crisp days, frost on the ground, and, hopefully, snow. On this rainy morning, a flock of small birds decided to hang out in the aspens around our house, busily hopping amongst the branches, finding food and water. It’s pretty amazing how just a small clump of three or four trees can feel like a big forest ecosystem when you look close up. Continue reading
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Posted on October 12, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Fall to winter …
Full autumn glory.
FRISCO — The days are growing noticeably shorter now, with both sunrise and sunset falling during those hours when we’re still out and about. It’s definitely the transition season between fall and winter, and it shows. Soon — but not just yet — the ground will be covered with snow (we hope), and will stay that way until springtime. Rejoice in the changes, embrace the chill and revel in the beauty of the seasonal cycles. Continue reading
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Posted on October 5, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Colorado colors …
A classic autumn scene in Frisco, Colorado, with snow-capped evergreen cones standing out against a backdrop of golden aspen leaves.
FRISCO — On a stunning autumn day, when new snow falls at the peak of the fall color season, you don’t have to go far to get some good photos. I started by shooting a handful of images right through the kitchen window and off the deck while the coffee was brewing, then moved outside to the backyard, and even the parking lot, to try and capture some the classic Colorado beauty — evergreens, golden aspens and white snow. I like the muted and consistent color scheme of this photo essay, helped by overcast skies, but I’m looking forward to taking some pictures as the storm clears out Saturday morning. It’ll be chilly, but it should be spectacular! Continue reading
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Posted on October 2, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Autumn daze …
The Golden Road (to unlimited devotion) …
“See that girl, barefootin’ along,
Whistlin’ and singin’, she’s a carryin’ on.
There’s laughing in her eyes, dancing in her feet,
She’s a neon-light diamond and she can live on the street.”
FRISCO — Heading out to walk the dogs near Meadow Creek Monday afternoon, my eyes (and camera) were immediately drawn to the contrast between the sunlit aspens along the road and the mountain backdrop, receding into evening shadows. Immediately, free association took over and an old song started bouncing around inside my head — The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion). It is, of course, the very first song on the very first Grateful Dead album, and the beauty of the day in the Colorado high country definitely made me want to dance a ring around the sun. Here are a few more shots that (I hope) capture some of the stellar fall vibe we’ve been enjoying in Summit County. Continue reading
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Posted on September 2, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Meadow Creek wetlands, Frisco, Colorado.
FRISCO — Just like that, summer slips into fall … I know, technically, there are still a few weeks left to summer, for weather geeks, Sept. 1 marks the start of the climatological autumn season, and you can see why. Flowers are mostly done blooming, grass is curing and the night is nearly as long as the day. By the end of the month, high country hillsides will be fully ablaze with autumn color and we’ll probably have our first dusting of snow. Celebrate the season! Continue reading
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