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Morning photo: Moon dance

Another super moon?

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That rhythm of the setting sun and rising moon …

FRISCO — My timing has been a bit off for lunar photography later – I think I need to download an app or something! But I did get out early Monday morning to one of my favorite (albeit trashed out by gun “enthusiasts”) Gore Range overlook spots to catch the supermoon setting behind the Gore Range, realizing as soon as I arrived that I was a day late, at least in terms of catching just the right balance, with the moon close to the horizon, sinking into the deep, rich colors of dawn. Next month! Continue reading

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Morning photo: Colorado sunset

Can you feel it?

A Bierstadt moment in Colorado.

A Bierstadt moment in Colorado.

FRISCO — We cruised down to one of our favorite Gore Range overlooks a couple of days ago on an afternoon when the clouds looked promising (from a photography standpoint) and weren’t disappointed. OK, so we didn’t get a firecracker sky, but some of the subtle glows that played across the craggy summits of the peaks were extraordinary. Here’s  a sample of the shots we got, and there are more Summit County nature and landscape images available for purchase at our online Fine Art America gallery. Support the arts and independent journalism with your purchase of prints or notecards! Continue reading

Morning photo: Some sky drama

When the sun goes down …

FRISCO — A quick Instagram set from Summit County’s highways and byways. Continue reading

Morning photo: Sunday strolling

Ok, so it’s Tuesday …

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Almost looks like autumn.

FRISCO — Sunday’s morning stroll took me up along the Tenderfoot Trail, near Dillon, where I watched an unusual early morning thunderstorm form directly overhead, then dissipate as fast as it formed. The gray clouds weren’t exactly what I was looking for when I went out to shoot photos, but you work with you get, right? And patience paid off, as I did manage to get within range of a mountain bluebird (see below). Later in the day, we trekked out to a vantage point to watch our resident bald eagles fledge their chicks, hiking back to the road just as the sun dipped behind Buffalo Mountain, to end another perfect weekend in the Colorado high country. Continue reading

Morning photo: Ute Pass

Clearing storm, killer views

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Gore Range morning glory.

FRISCO — Three or four times a year I try to head down the Lower Blue and up Ute Pass Road to check out the views of the Gore Range, especially if there’s chance of remnant mid-level clouds to add some interest to the scene. I’ve never been disappointed by the views, and the early morning treks have often been rewarded by stellar light. This set is from Saturday morning. It’s pretty amazing to see how much snow is still caked up on the highest peaks of the Gore Range. Continue reading

Morning photo: Frosty February

More calendar pics …

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February snow blankets the Gore Range in Summit County, Colorado.

FRISCO —I always think of February as the heart of winter, even though the days are definitely starting to get longer, with the vernal equinox just a few weeks off. But it seems like (and the photos in the Summit Voice archive support this) that the snow always lies deep in February, even in those low-snow years. I definitely have a favorite in this batch and you might be surprised to know which one it is. One of these shots will be featured on the February page of the Summit Voice calendar, and if you have any strong feelings about it one way or another, please let us know by leaving a comment in the box below. If you enjoy our daily snapshots at Summit Voice, visit our online gallery at Fine Art America for more Summit County landscape and nature images featuring the light of the Rocky Mountains. Continue reading

Morning photo: Weekend eyecandy

Fall photo fun

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“Wet Feet”

FRISCO — I got my feet wet several times this weekend taking pictures of the incipient ice along our local streams, but it was well worth it. Actually, more than my feet — for some a few of these shots, I contorted myself over boulders, at times laying prone in slushy snow along the banks of the creeks, to try and get a good angle, and to keep my camera and tripod level and steady. Generally, these riverside spots aren’t exactly level and there’s not always a good spot to set up a tripod, so I’ve learned to improvise, using rocks as a camera platform. Sometimes I put down my hat as a pad, and just use my hands to clamp the camera tight against the rock for quarter-second exposures. Whatever works, right? Please visit the online Summit Voice gallery at Fine Art America for a great selection of Summit County landscape shots.

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Dancing water along the Snake River in Summit County, Colorado.

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