Morning photo: Black & white IV

A simple set …

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Strong contrasts in the early morning light.

FRISCO — Do you ever dream in black and white? I do, and sometimes, those dreams look like this … Continue reading

Morning photo: Vistas

Wide angle magic

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Sunset over the Divide.

FRISCO — After a few days of scrunching in close to ice formations, laying belly down in slush and gravel beside the streams, it felt good to step back, figuratively and literally, and shoot some wide-open vistas. After editing the moonrise shot, I decided to go back through the archives and look for a few other wide angle images to complement the shot of the day. Here’s what I came up with. Please visit our online gallery at Fine Art America for more Summit County landscape and nature images. Continue reading

Morning photo: From the mundane to the sublime

It’s all how you look at it

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Twin Peaks.

FRISCO —Man, I really, REALLY love that Grays, Torreys, Grizzly skyline. For as many pics as I’ve snapped of those summits, I can’t find two that are the same. Then, there’s the mundane that become sublime in the eye of the beholder, like a simple aspen leaf laying in the snow, or something that’s sublime to begin with, like a bend in the river with serendipitous sunshine shafting across the cured grass to the very fringe of the forest. It’s all good … Continue reading

Morning photo: Building weather …

Summit County eyecandy

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Early evening light slants below an approaching storm to illuminate the Tenmile Range near Frisco, Colorado.

FRISCO —A short set in honor the impending seasonal changes, often marked by the impressive build-up of wave and lenticular clouds over the highest terrain. Wave clouds form when the wind flow is perpendicular to the mountain fronts. The reason they often form in the autumn is because the prevailing wind pattern shifts as the westerlies start to dominate, putting the Front Range mountains and the Continental Divide into the weather cross hairs. These are all iPhone shots taken in the past two days around Summit County and Dillon Reservoir Continue reading

Morning photo: Going mobile …

Some iPhone stunners

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Surreal sunset over Buffalo Mountain.

FRISCO — I think I’m slowly getting the hang of this iPhone photography thing. Here are some of the best shots from the last two months or so … Continue reading

Morning photo: Colorado magic

Landscapes

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Wildflowers gleam in the early morning light along the Tenderfoot Trail. An Instagram filter helped brighten the color of the foreground flowers.

FRISCO — Just a few Summit County landscapes and wildflowers in this Tuesday post … Continue reading

Morning photo: Just another Summit sunset

Actually, two sunsets …

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Cloudplay and raindrops.

FRISCO — A couple of brilliant sunsets on some of the longest days of the year, leading up to the summer solstice … Continue reading

Morning photo: Amazing day

Sunrise to sunset …

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Buffalo Mountain reflected in a pond along the edge of Dillon Reservoir.

FRISCO — It started out like a normal Saturday, with an early morning dog walk along Dillon Reservoir, where I watched water flowing in reverse, filling small tributaries, as the rising water level trickled into long-dry crevices along the shore. I really recommend taking a walk out to one of the shallow areas because it’s really quite fascinating to watch the water come up. A little later, after dropping the kids on the Silverthorne side, I noticed the splashes of yellow on the bluffs above the Blue River, realizing all of a sudden that it is peak wildflower season on some of the sunnier lower-elevation slopes. So I made a mid-day trip down to Boulder Creek — not the best light to shoot flowers and mountains, but I gave it my best and scouted out some spots for early Sunday morning. And in the evening, yet another unforgettable sunset over the Gore Range … If you like these snapshots, be sure to visit our online FineArt America gallery with a great selection of Summit County landscapes. Continue reading

Morning photo: Color the world

Sky fire

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One of the more unusual sunrise scenes I’ve witnessed from the Lake Hill area, above Dillon Reservoir, in Summit County, Colorado.

FRISCO —After a couple of grayish, if not downright dreary, days, I had a yen for some sky color, so I looked back through the archives to find some of the more outlandish skyscapes. I didn’t have to go too far, but the best colors were definitely in a cluster in that late autumn, early winter time frame, when large-scale changes in atmospheric circulation build up deep and rich layers of clouds. Here’s looking forward to the next one while enjoying these images from the past. Visit the Summit Voice online gallery at FineArt America for more landscape photography. Continue reading

Morning photo: One more storm …

April showers …

Clearing storm in the North Tenmile Creek drainage, Frisco, Colorado.

Clearing storm in the North Tenmile Creek drainage, Frisco, Colorado.

FRISCO — If the weathermen are right, this may truly have been the last big snowstorm of the season (but who knows, right?) so I had to pick out just a few more shots from an early morning Frisco iPhone walkabout. Snow is good anytime of the year, but the late-April bonus storms are the best, not just for the scenery, but for the sake of boosting our mountain snowpack. Continue reading

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