Posted on July 7, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
Can you feel it?
Thunderstorms building over Loveland Pass. Colorado.
Boreas Pass, near Breckenridge, Colorado.
Good morning, sun!
FRISCO —You don’t have to go far in Summit County to find a good view. Sure, it’s great to get out for a long hike deep into the backcountry, but sometimes all you have to do is pull of the road in the right spot to enjoy the beauty of the Colorado high country. All the images in this set were taken within a quarter mile of local highways and byways, including one image that was taken right alongside Interstate 70 from a scenic overlook. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for daily photo updates and visit our online Fine Art America gallery for more Colorado landscape photography.
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Posted on July 5, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
Mirror in the sky …
An iPhone pano along the shore of Dillon Reservoir highlights evening sunset colors.
Not quite green yet.
High country road.
Down in the valley.
FRISCO —Weather forecasters are telling us that the monsoon season here in the Rocky Mountains will probably start early this year. In fact, the first surge of subtropical moisture is set to arrive starting today, which is good news if you like photos with dramatic clouds and lighting, and also good news for wild mushroom hunters, since our forest fungi need those summer rains to proliferate. But even before the monsoon season kicked in this year, we saw plenty of moisture the past few weeks, leaving Summit County as green as I’ve ever seen it. Follow us on Twitter
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Posted on July 3, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
High in the Rockies …
Serene summer sunrise over Dillon Reservoir.
Early wildflowers blooming near Loveland Pass.
Such a sky.
Colorado’s alpine tundra in bloom.
FRISCO —Early mornings are the best during these long summer days in the Colorado high country. Before the heat and haze build, before the traffic gets thick, it’s quite and calm, and the glow of dawn suffuses the landscape with warmth. But if you want to catch the sunrise, you’ll have to get up plenty early. If not, follow us on Twitter and Instagram for daily photo updates and visit our online Fine Art America gallery for more Colorado landscape photography.
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Posted on July 1, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
Break out the long lens
Moon set over the Tenmile Range.
Thunderclouds building over the Rocky Mountains, shot as a short pano with an iPhone.
Mt. Evans marmot.
San Juan wildflowers.
FRISCO — After decades of shooting with SLRs and DSLRs, I’ve drastically changed my photography habits. I still carry a couple of cameras and a few lenses if I want to shoot wildlife, or catch a closeup of the moon, but often these days, I wander out with only my iPhone. But a quick look back through the archives shows the value of keeping that long lens around, for wildlife, of course, and even to create a nice bokeh in a wildflower scene. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for daily photo updates and visit our online Fine Art America gallery for more Colorado landscape photography.
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Posted on June 28, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
Pass Lake panorama. early summer.
A brilliant sunset over Dillon Reservoir.
Summer wildflowers at Loveland Pass.
FRISCO —I’ve been working more on perfecting panoramic iPhone images, mainly by adjusting the speed of the pano sweep across the landscape, learning that, the slower you go, the more data the sensor captures, resulting in a sharper image. You can click a couple of times on any of these to see them full size.
Moving the camera at the same rate of speed is also important. If you slow down or speed up, it changes the light value, resulting in brighter or dimmer spots. Of course, keeping the horizon straight the whole time is also important, but even if you do, the movement tends to “bend” objects in the foreground. For example, straight logs laying perpendicular to the camera start to look curved. But used in the right way, the pano setting offers a nice alternative to a super wide angle lens, or to cropping standard size shots.
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Posted on June 26, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
EPA grants have helped clean up acid mine drainage at abandoned mines in Colorado. @bberwyn photo.
Denver gets $1 million for South Platte River work; Fort Collins will use grant to tackle Poudre River corridor restoration
FRISCO — Even as right-wing anti-environmental lawmakers in Congress seek to slash the EPA’s budget, the agency in the past couple of weeks announced $2.4 million in grants that will help Colorado communities clean up and revitalize areas that have been tainted by the same big industrial companies that support those legislators.
In the Denver Metro area, the City and County of Denver and the City of Northglenn will each receive $400,000, and Adams County will receive $200,000. Across the country, the EPA made 243 grant investments totaling $54.3 million to 147 communities. Continue reading
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Posted on June 25, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
Wildlife managers say they will try to trap and kill the bear
FRISCO — Camping restrictions are in place at a Colorado campground after a bear bit a man inside a tent. The Dearhamer Campground, southeast of Glenwood Springs at Ruedi Reservoir, has been temporarily restricted to hard-sided campers.
The man, who was sleeping in the tent with his wife and one-year-old child, said they woke up about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday morning when his wife heard scratching, then saw paws on their air mattress.
At the same moment, the man said he felt a bite on his left forearm, but was able to shake the animal off by hitting it with his free arm. He said the animal ran away, jumping over the tent in the process.
After the incident, the man drove himself to Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs where he was treated and released for two puncture wounds on his left forearm. Continue reading
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