Posted on April 7, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Brilliant April light
Constant diversions through the Roberts Tunnel have left Dillon Reservoir quite low.
FRISCO — Sunrise is getting to be pretty early these days, and it was a bit of a battle to get up and out the door Saturday morning, especially after a week of getting up before dawn to fix breakfast for our high-schooler, who has to be at the bus stop by 7:05 a.m. Not sure who thought up the school schedule locally, but it’s wrong, kind of like cruel and unusual punishment for teenager. But I did manage to scoot from our home in Frisco to nearby Heaton Bay to grap a few sunrise snapshots, and was happy, in the end, that I did, as I was treated to a glorious sunrise. Here are some the best shots from Saturday morning. (more…)
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Posted on March 25, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
A full moon, near total eclipse, sinks behind Buffalo Mountain.
FRISCO — It’s no wonder that Sapphire Point is one of the all-time favorite wedding spots in Summit County. The craggy bluff overlooking Dillon Reservoir offers some of the best views in the county, stretching up the Upper Blue Valley to the south, the Tenmile and Gore Ranges to the west, the Lower Blue to the north and even the Continental Divide, with towering 14,000-foot peaks to the east. And in the last few years, logging on the little mountain has opened up the views even more. It’s a fail-safe spot for photography. Sometimes when I really want a good scenic but the light is questionable, I head up Swan Mountain Road and I’m rarely disappointed. (more…)
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Posted on March 4, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
… is better than no light
Shafts of sunlight slant over the Continental Divide.
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FRISCO — Nothing wrong with a bright, sunny afternoon, but when it comes to photography, I’m drawn toward the very beginning and end of the day for the sake of the light, or, in some cases, the half light. It took me quite a while to accept that some darkness in an image is OK. Early in my photography days, I would said that the sunrise image is underexposed, without enough detail in the foreground. Even now, I still feel a twinge, and a strong temptation to tweak the shadow areas. But I’ve learned to embrace the shadows, understanding that they can help create a powerful image.
If you like the shots in this post, check out our online gallery at FineArt America, with a great selection of Summit County landscapes available as prints or greeting cards. (more…)
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Posted on December 21, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
The frozen mists of Dillon Reservoir
Peak One emerging from the morning mist.
FRISCO — It’s not so often that we get to enjoy our own little Pogonip fog here in Summit County, so when those days arrive, photographers tend to get a little excited. After all, it’s not often that the trees along Dillon Reservoir look like this. It’s pretty cool to see the mist turn directly into ice without going through a liquid stage, kind of like being inside an icy cloud.
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! (more…)
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Posted on November 23, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Early in the morning …
Frost crystals grow along the Snake River in Summit County, Colorado.
FRISCO — You know what they say about the early bird, right? Well, the same holds true for photography. Sometimes you have to get up early to get the good shots, like the delicate frost crystals that bloom as water evaporating from the river turns directly to ice, without ever going through a liquid stage, or being in just the right spot when the sunrise glow illuminates the clouds from below. (more…)
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Posted on November 13, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
A chilly morning!
Peak One through the morning mists on Dillon Reservoir.
FRISCO —I’ve been waiting for a while for one of those crisp mornings when the mists rise off the reservoir. A little later in the year, they will rise even higher, coating trees along the shore with thick frost. Today was chilly enough, at about 6 degrees when I got to Heaton Bay, and I fumbled a bit trying to work the camera controls with gloves on. The fog season only lasts a few weeks, because once the reservoir freezes over, well, that’s it for the year. The only distraction today was the loud noise of the snow guns at the Frisco tubing hill, which could be clearly heard all the way across the water. But hey, we have to sacrifice for dollars and recreation, right? And it’s only for a few more weeks … (more…)
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Posted on October 18, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Playing with the sky
Tough but interesting lighting Tuesday evening.
FRISCO —Just a few whimsical shots from the last few days, showing the astounding variety of hues we often see just in the span of a few days. Even though the contrasts are very strong, I like the first shot because it gives the scene a lot of depth. As for the second shot, I’m just a sucker for alpenglow, morning or evening. And who can resist Peak One, freshly coated with an early snowfall? Check out our online Imagekind gallery for a selection of Summit County fine art landscape shots. (more…)
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Posted on May 1, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
Spring snow piles up on a fence in Breckenridge, Colorado.
SUMMIT COUNTY — I was pretty excited today when Breckenridge photographer Carl Scofield sent me these images via email and asked if he could share them with Summit Voice readers. Scofield said he took the shots Saturday morning, the last day of April, during an early morning stroll through Breckenridge.
Scofield has made a successful career as a full-time freelance photographer for more than twenty-five years, focusing on resort promotional and lifestyle photography. He manages a large library of stock photography that is licensed for promotional, advertising and editorial uses and works on assignment or under contract for a large list of clients that include Vail Resorts, Breckenridge Ski Resort, Keystone Resort, Hilton Grand Vacations and Aspen Ski Corp. His work has been published both nationally and internationally in many books and magazines including Ski, Skiing, Powder, Outside and Sunset. Visit his website here and enjoy the rest of his photos. (more…)
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Posted on March 6, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
On the cusp of seasons
SUMMIT COUNTY — No preaching, no scientific studies, no links, just good old photography in today’s photoblog, with a few images from around Summit County and some more from the Betty Ford Alpine Garden in Vail. Visit our Flickr photostream, and buy some Summit Voice photography at our online galleries: Imagekind, where you can preview mattes and frames online, and RedBubble, where some previous customers say have been very pleased with the quality of the product and the service. If you’re on the home page, click the “read more” link to see the rest of the photoblog. (more…)
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Posted on January 16, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
Old school … or cutting edge?
A snowy rec path, with a couple of black ravens in a tree, seemed a good place to start with this round of black and white experiments.
SUMMIT COUNTY — It’s not all that often that I find inspiration in Wal-Mart, but a few days ago, I browsed through an issue of Peterson’s PHOTO graphic Digital Photography Guide magazine that focused exclusively on black and white digital photography. I’ve played around a few times with converting digital files into black and white images, but leafing through the pages took me way back, to my photography roots, when everything I did was in black and white. (more…)
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