Posted on November 5, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Fire and ice.
FRISCO — The switch back to standard time threw me for a bit of a loop Monday. By the time I made it out to the shore of Dillon Reservoir with the dogs, it was bright daylight, or at least much brighter than the crepuscular light that I’d become accustomed to for that hour of the day. Not to worry, the lighting along the coves near the Heaton Bay Campground was still dramatic, one of the nice things about November from a photography perspective — the sun doesn’t pop straight up, it creeps along the horizon for a bit! After running a couple of errands in Silverthorne, I made one quick stop at the I-70 scenic overlook, taking a quick iPhone snap of the cloud drama, edited and posted below. If you enjoy our morning snaphsot series, please visit our online gallery at Fine Art America for more Colorado landscape images. Continue reading
Filed under: Colorado, daily photoblog, Morning photo, photography, Summit County Colorado | Tagged: Dillon Reservoir, Frisco Colorado, IPhone, iphoneograpy, mobile photography | 1 Comment »
Posted on November 2, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Classic Colorado …
October skies over the Continental Divide in Summit County, Colorado.
FRISCO —October is definitely one of my favorite months for photography in the Colorado high country. Along with the changing leaves, we usually get our first snowfalls, and the shifting hemispheric weather patterns often bring spectacular wave cloud formations over the Continental Divide. Frost and ice start to form along streams and lakes, and sometimes we even get warm, summer-like days. Here are a few of my favorite shots from the past few weeks. Please visit the online Summit Voice gallery at Fine Art America for more Summit County landscapes. Continue reading
Filed under: Colorado, Morning photo, photography, seasons, Summit County Colorado, Summit County snow and weather | Tagged: Colorado, Dillon Reservoir, Summit County Colorado, Summit County photography, wave cloud | 1 Comment »
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
Filed under: Colorado, Morning photo, photography, seasons, Snow and weather, Summit County snow and weather | Tagged: autumn, Colorado, Dillon Reservoir, Frisco Colorado, iPhoneography, mobile photography, photography, seasons | 1 Comment »
Posted on October 10, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
A fiery monsoon sunset in early September along the shore of Dillon Reservoir.
FRISCO —Looking back through the September folder in the Summit Voice photo archives made me realize how summery most of the month was, especially early on when it seemed like the monsoon would never end. The official weather stats for the month tell the same story, with September rainfall in Breckenridge tying for the second-wettest on record. All that moisture wasn’t bad for photographers, with a series of colorful sunsets and rainbow-filled skies seemingly every other night. Continue reading
Filed under: Colorado, Morning photo, photography, seasons, Summit County Colorado | Tagged: Colorado, Dillon Reservoir, Frisco Colorado, photography, September | Leave a comment »
Posted on September 8, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Mountain brilliance …
An August rainbow arcs to the east of the setting sun, framing part of Dillon Reservoir in Summit County, Colorado.
FRISCO — It was a month of rainbows and intense sunrise scenes, not to mention plentiful monsoon rains that dampened the wildfire danger and helped spur a bumper crop of mushrooms in the Colorado high country. I always have a hard time picking the best images from any given month, so instead, I’ve tried to pick photos that best reflect the time of year and the overall flavor of the month. This year, the combination of slightly earlier sunsets with copious afternoon showers helped set the stage for numerous and brilliant rainbows. And earlier in the month, smoke from distant wildfires contributed to amazing sky glow during sunrise. Please visit our online gallery at FineArt America for a full selection of Summit County landscapes, available as fine art prints or greeting cards. Continue reading
Filed under: climate and weather, Colorado, Morning photo, photography, seasons, Summit County Colorado | Tagged: Colorado, Dillon Reservoir, monsoon, rainbows, Skyglow, Summit County photography, wildfire | Leave a comment »
Posted on September 8, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Dillon Reservoir, Summit County, Colorado.
Dillon Marina hosting a jubilee, with free boating, music and more
By Summit Voice
FRISCO — There may be a few old-timers left who remember what Summit County looked like in the pre-Dillon Reservoir era, but most residents take the 3.200-acre impoundment for granted.
The reservoir was completed 50 years ago as a key step in Denver’s growth as a regional metropolis. The reservoir is operated by Denver Water, which serves more than 1.3 million people as the state’s largest water provider.
This Sunday (Sept. 8), the Dillon Reservoir Recreation Committee is hosting an anniversary celebration at the Dillon Marina. The free event includes pontoon boat tours, canoeing, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, as well as a preview of the 2014 air and water show. On land, there will be a free performance by the band Eyes Wide Open, balloon sculptures for youngsters and tasty treats from local vendors. Continue reading
Filed under: Colorado, Dillon Reservoir, events | Tagged: Colorado, Denver Water, Dillon Marina, Dillon Reservoir, water | Leave a comment »
Posted on September 5, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
A tale of two nights …
Quiet sky glow Wednesday evening.
FRISCO —Wednesday brought a much more subtle sunset display, at least from vantage point near Frisco, where only a small splotch of color emerged along the southwestern horizon. By contrast, last night’s sunset set the entire sky on fire, 360 degrees. It’s tough to say that one was more beautiful than the other. Sure, Tuesday was super-dramatic, but Wednesday was peaceful and calm, without the seething cloud turbulence. It’s amazing how much difference 24 hours can make!
Some sky, with seething clouds Tuesday night.
Filed under: Colorado, Morning photo, photography, Summit County Colorado | Tagged: Dillon Reservoir, Frisco, instagram, IPhone, photography, Summit County Colorado, Tenmile Range | Leave a comment »