Posted on February 15, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
A roadside scene between Frisco and Breckenridge. The mounds of snow are settlement cones, showing how the surrounding snowpack has consolidated, while being suspended in the immediate vicinity of the small trees.
FRISCO —The hills and valleys of Summit County are probably about as snow-covered as they’re going to get this year, although the latest forecasts call for the stormy flow off the Pacific to continue into the foreseeable future. It’s not every winter that the lower elevations get this much snow, so it’s been fun to see the seasonal transformation of familiar spots. I’m sure that some people are starting to have spring thoughts right now, but I’m ready for another month of snowfall — Let’s see how deep into winter we can go! Continue reading
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Posted on February 8, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
Ice revisited …
Frozen in time.
FRISCO — Local streams and lakes have long since frozen over completely and are now buried under several feet of snow, but memories — and photographs — of the ice season remain. Here’s what it looked like in Summit County just a couple of months ago on the cusp of the seasons. Be sure to visit the online Summit Voice gallery at Fine Art America for more Summit County landscape photography. Continue reading
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Posted on November 25, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Springtime in the Rockies
An April sunrise casts brilliant rays over the Continental Divide and Dillon Reservoir.
FRISCO —The next edition of our calendar selection set features images shot in Summit County during April. I pulled some shots from both 2012 and 2013 from the archives — what a difference! In 2012, nearly all the snow was gone by April 1 after one of the most stunning meltdowns on record. But this year, near-record snow piled up and it looked more like mid-winter than spring. But that’s the mountains for you, and we’ll take it when we can get it. One of these images will be featured in out 2014 calendar. If you like our daily snapshots, visit our online gallery at Fine Art America for more Summit County landscape and nature images. Continue reading
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Posted on May 6, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Posted on January 31, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
I struggled with this scene. I was captivated by the mist draping over the trees, but to see it, I had to zoom in, which cost me the context of the surrounding landscape.
FRISCO — For all the pictures I post, there are many more that nobody ever sees except me — thousands, to be sure. Some of the images are not where I want them to be technically, in terms of exposure, grain or tone, while others are only partially successful compositions. In some cases, the images just don’t live up to the expectation I had when I snapped the shutter. But they all contribute to my continuing education as a photographer, and when I scroll back through my archives I’m glad they’re there. Continue reading
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Posted on December 19, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
More twilight …
This shot was taken as an eclipsed moon was setting behind me.
FRISCO — The second in a series of posts featuring the best sunrise and sunsets of 2012, culled from the Summit Voice archives. Many of the images 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 directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s a great way to support independent online journalism! Continue reading
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Posted on December 7, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Contrast and lighting …
The original color version was under-exposed and over-saturated, partly because of the long exposure time, so I wasn’t hopeful when I started to desaturate, but pleasantly surprised by the end result. After adjusting the balance, the luminosity of the ice really started to pop.
FRISCO — It’s been about six months since I last posted a series of black and white pics, which is too long. Yes, dazzling colors are great, but there’s still something essential and elegant about a well-executed black and white image. In the age of digital, I’m seeing less and less black and white work, so for me, it’s kind of a reality check back to the early days when I learned everything about processing film and making prints from a crusty old German photo instructor and my high school friend Phil Dezarn. It’s certainly a lot easier doing this with a few sliders instead of the old dodge-and-burn, and, at least on my computer, I don’t have to decide which chemical or paper to use to get the effect I want. But I still do miss the darkroom sometimes.
Many of the images in this slide show 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 directly at email@example.com.
This is the iPhone shot from a couple of days ago that got me thinking about doing another black and white series because as I was making the picture, I could visualize the scene in black and white, knowing that the tree skeletons would stand out against the morning sky.
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Posted on November 14, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
A grab-bag of images …
Morning alpenglow paints the Gore Range in Summit County, Colorado.
FRISCO — The past two weeks have been a whirlwind of photography, with nearly every day yielding a good stash of photos. For today’s photo essay, I looked back over the past few days to choose some images that show the diversity of light, from fiery morning alpenglow to the silvery blue tones of a chilly winter-like sunrise and everything in between.
Early morning light on Buffalo Mountain and the Wildernest neighborhood.
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Posted on November 5, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Better and better
By Bob Berwyn
FRISCO — Just when you think it can’t get any better … the sky ignites in an almost unbelievable display of vibrant colors, with clouds just at the right height so they reflect light back on the foreground, so you end up with balanced lighting and not just a colorful sky against a dark foreground. Even my teenage son was impressed, which means it was pretty awesome. He was also impressed by the recent series of stellar sunrises we’ve had. At one point he even commented, “We’ve had like four awesome sunrises in a row; what’s up with that?” I didn’t have the heart to tell hime that those sunrise scenes are more frequent than he might think. He just noticed them in the past few weeks because they were happening at the time that he’s actually outside, on his way to school, with his eyes open. Regardless, I’m glad he notices and appreciates these little gifts. Continue reading
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Posted on October 31, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Full moon hunting …
Our lunar orb, with a somewhat detailed view of mountain, craters and other surface features.
FRISCO — Every month for a couple of days, I head out to try and catch a good moon image or three. Aside from the challenge of shooting the moon, it’s a good excuse to go out somewhere peaceful and just watch as our satellite either climbs away from, or drops toward the horizon.
There’s always a still beauty associated with the full moon phase, and it’s really grounding to feel the rhythm of the sun, the Earth and the moon locked by gravity into their eternal dance. The best time to try and catch a good moonrise shot is the night before the full moon, when it comes up just as the sun is setting, and the best time to catch the moon setting is the day after the full moon, when once again, the moon goes down just as the sun is coming up. That’s when you’re most likely to catch good light balance, which means you can see some of the moon’s features, as well as some color in the foreground. It’s not easy, at least for me, but always worth the try. Continue reading
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