Posted on July 10, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
At treeline …
Curtain of rain …
Delicate columbines thrive in the old mining dumps.
Arc of the river.
FRISCO — After a quick trip to Leadville, I turned off the highway at Mayflower Gulch to take the dogs for a short walk under building thunderstorms. As the thunder, hail and rain built in intensity, I almost jumped back in the car to head for Frisco, but I was glad I waited it out, because the storm passed pretty quickly. The short walk turned into a nice tundra jaunt. The sky stayed a bit on the gray side, which isn’t always the best for landscape shots, but it is good light for flower portraits, especially for the pale hues of the columbine, which can get lost against a bright background. What a great year for wildflowers! 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 14, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
Sun-up over the Meadow Creek wetlands in Frisco, Colorado.
Morning light on Peak One.
Guyot and Baldy framed by lodgepole branches.
My favorite stump in an uneditied iPhone shot.
Stormy skies over Summit County.
FRISCO — Seems like just a few days ago I was still taking pictures of snow, but we’ve quickly slipped into summer mode. Wildflowers are popping, and when (or if) we get a spell of warm and sunny days, the blooms will really get going. The aspens have leafed out, and kayakers, rowers and rafters are frolicking on local reservoirs and streams. Summer is short and sweet in the high country, so now’s the time to get out and get after it, whatever your pleasure may be! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for daily photo updates and visit our online Fine Art America gallery for some of the best Colorado landscape photography around!
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Posted on June 3, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
Rivers, deserts and mountains …
A bend in the Yampa River near Dinosaur National Monument in northwest Colorado.
Looking west from the Colorado Plateau.
Morning clouds over Dillon Reservoir.
Last light on Peak One, Summit County, Colorado.
FRISCO —I’ve been experimenting a little more with the iPhone pano function, finding that, even without a tripod, it’s possible to create some pretty fabulous wide-angle landscape images — as long as you keep the camera level by using the helpful guide in the viewfinder. Smooth motion is also important because stop-start movements tend to add unwanted streaks to blank spaces like sky. It was hard to pick a favorite image in this set, but I think the cloud scene taken at Dillon Reservoir highlights the camera’s ability to capture a wide range of tones. The cloud shot is a rather short pano, just covering a little more territory than a regular horizontal shot, but just enough to feature the broad scope of this water- and cloudscape. For daily photography updates, follow our Instagram feed, and visit our online gallery for an amazing selection of prints and greeting cards.
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Posted on May 31, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
Raindrops on pasque flowers.
Evening pano at the pond, looking east.
Northwest pano with Buffalo Mountain and the Meadow Creek wetlands in Frisco.
FRISCO —After weeks of rain — literally — skies cleared Friday evening, offering the first colorful sunset in quite a while. I’m not complaining about the moisture. After a dry winter, the wet may was welcome, but it was great to see the sky emerge, with the promise of some warmer and drier weather ahead. The iPhone pano mode worked well to capture some of the subtleties and contrasts in the evening sky.
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Posted on February 10, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
Road trip revisited
With my 16-year-old behind the wheel heading west on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon, I stood up in the sunroof to snap this shot of one of the impressive buttes along the Colorado River, accented by a developing thunderstorm. I love this edit!
During the same roadtrip I had a chance to watch the sun rise over the Black Canyon of the Gunnison and later made this edit.
Silverton at dawn under the same monsoom skies that helped dramatize the riverside shot.
Another edit of an image in a Silverton alley.
This is another drive-by shot, sailing up eastward toward McClure Pass I was amazed at how much sharpness and saturation I could get even under a mid-day sun.
FRISCO — Oh, the amazing Dr. Seuss colors you can create when you have an incredible digital darkroom like an iPhone at your fingertips! All of these images are highly filtered and stylized to emphasize the intense summer roadtrip vibe during a climate-reporting journey to Southern Colorado this summer. For daily updates follow our Instagram feed, and visit our online gallery for an amazing selection of prints and greeting cards.
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Posted on August 25, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
Dusk light in the Meadow Creek wetlands. The light was quite murky and the color images were tinged with scattered blue UV rays, but treating it in B&W helped make them more crisp.
FRISCO — An iPhone set, all images processed in-camera, shows the incredible range of light conditions that can be captured if you’re in the right place at the right time. My favorite shot in this set is the sandstone tower in Glenwood Canyon (third image) which I took standing up through the sunroof of the #climaterangers truck while stuck in traffic on I-70, but the shaft of light in the second image is a close second. Continue reading
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