Hezbollah and Europe; Fears of terrorism in Britain; Society’s ills in Greece; North Korean envoy in China; the end of European tax havens; tackling youth unemployment; art fair in Hong Kong; Gibraltar’s soccer bid.
SUMMIT COUNTY — Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, November delivered yet another unbelievable sunset, courtesy of a thick stack of lenticular clouds over the Continental Divide. The the thick cloud deck obscured the rising full moon, but it was worth it because you don’t get to see clouds like this every day. In fact, this is probably one of the top three coolest cloud formations I’ve seen in the past 25 years living in the mountain West, and I was glad I had time to zip up to a familiar vantage point on Lake Hill to watch the show. (more…)
Early morning glow against a dark sky during an October sunrise.
FRISCO — Not a lot of words about October except to say it was an absolutely incredible month for photography in Summit County. Yes, most of the leaves were gone by early in the month, but autumn light more than made up for it, not to mention a few early snow storms that provided a taste of winter. (more…)
I headed to the preview of the U.S. Ski Team Speed Training Center with the goal of getting at least one good ski action shot and I was pretty satisfied when I opened this image on the monitor. I worked hard to get this one, looking for some good half light and a background that would add some interest. This is former U.S. Ski Team Racer Doug Lewis.
FRISCO — Just a few shots from around the county from the past couple of days … Shooting the speed course at Copper was fun change-of-pace, and now I feel ready to go out and get some more good action shots when the rest of the team starts training next week. I was also amazed by the wetlands sunset capture with the iPhone camera. I shot the same scene with the Nikon D80, and it didn’t look nearly as crisp. (more…)
A November wave cloud hangs low over the Continental Divide.
FRISCO — Winding down to the last couple of months of calendar polls, I was curious to see what I’d find in the November archive. It wasn’t a big snow month, so I wasn’t expecting to see many wintry shots. What I did find were some nice ice abstracts and a few other images that represent that late autumn feeling that the world is gradually freezing up. Please vote in the poll and help us choose the November image for the 2013 Summit Voice calendar.
Never thought I’d be able to capture a hummingbird with an iPhone camera.
SUMMIT COUNTY — In between writing about fire bans, wildfires and drought, I did manage to get out for a few walks the last few days, and, well, since you gotta have a phone, and since this phone has a great little camera … (more…)
SUMMIT COUNTY —After trying to read (painfully) an almost incomprehensible story about the wildflower season in a local newspaper that shall remain unnamed, I decided to post a few flower pictures from the past few days. A picture, as they say, is worth a thousand words. All these images were taken with my iPhone and treated with Instagram filter to achieve a very specific and desired effect. (more…)
SUMMIT COUNTY — Friday’s clouds parted just in time to catch the brilliant afterglow of a late spring sunset. These days it’s hard to tell exactly where the colors are going to show up. It seems that, in the winter, the colors are more concentrated to the sector of the sky near the point where the sun rises or sets. In the summer, it’s much more diffuse, and Friday evening was no exception, as the late evening light lit up the sky all around us as we hiked out to one of the points defining Heaton Bay. (more…)
Looking toward A-Basin from Loveland Pass on during the eclipse sunset.
SUMMIT COUNTY —Recipe for a good photo: Get up early, climb up high and wait for the light … It helps to have a lake in the foreground to add some reflective qualities. Alternatively, cruise out to your favorite vista point around sunset and linger for a while. Sometimes the light doesn’t come where or when you expect it. No iPhone shots in this set. All taken with the Nikon DSLR.
SUMMIT COUNTY — It’s been a few weeks since I had the chance to go out watch the entire sunset, so I decided to run a series showing how the light and colors change. Last weekend’s wind storm also blew most of the remaining snow off the surface of Dillon Reservoir, and when I saw the wave cloud over the Continental Divide, I though it might be fun to try catch some of the reflections in the ice, which is so smooth and glassy that it actually looks like water in many places. All these photos were taken during a 30-minute span, and the range of colors is quite astounding. (more…)
DIVIDE: A mid-winter view from Frisco across Dillon Reservoir toward Grays and Torreys, two 14,000-foot peaks along the Continental Divide. A summit light at Arapahoe Basin is visible in the center of the image. Click for the full-size version.
SUMMIT COUNTY — It’s time once again for Summit Voice readers to help us pick the monthly images for the 2012 calendar. Last week, we ran a series of January images and this week, it’s time to take a look back at February, when snow lies deep on the land. Though still deep in the heart of winter, February sometimes offers the tiniest glimpse of spring as the days lengthen. Please choose your favorite picture by voting in the poll at the bottom of the story. If you leave comment telling us why it’s your favorite, you might win a free Summit Voice 2012 calendar. You can find more of our photography on sale at our RedBubble gallery, and also at Imagekind. (more…)
Faced with a decision to allow the execution of killer Nathan Dunlap or grant him clemency, Gov. John Hickenlooper chose to do neither. Instead, he granted an extraordinary "temporary reprieve" that likely means Dunlap won't face execution as long as Hickenlooper is governor.
The director of Colorado's parole division, which has been under fire for two months for its handling of Evan Ebel and other violent parolees, has been put on a paid leave of absence, prisons officials said Wednesday.
Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes received six deliveries from an online ammunition vendor and had other packages sent to his apartment "on an almost daily basis" in the weeks before the mass murder, search warrants unsealed Wednesday show.
Prominent Coloradans, friends and relatives gathered Wednesday morning to remember Jim Monaghan Jr. not only as a driven and influential political strategist but, ultimately, as a man moved to reconnect with family.