Posted on August 30, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
An eclipese-tinged glow over the Rockies, photographed from Loveland Pass, Colorado.
FRISCO — There are times when the light in the mountains totally blows my mind, and when it’s easy to understand why mountains have long been considered sacred, and even dwelling places of the gods. It seems, sometimes, that if one could only gaze upon the peaks long enough, all the mysteries of the universe would be revealed. So there are times that, after taking a few photos, I set down the camera, hoping to gain a little more insight into this great wonderful world of ours. Continue reading
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Posted on August 18, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
‘In our data we find unambiguous evidence of anthropogenic contribution to glacier mass loss’
Shrinking glaciers on the Dachstein Mountains in Austria will affect water supplies far downstream in local areas and in distant rivers. bberwyn photo.
FRISCO — Some of the world’s glaciers were shrinking before the onset of unchecked heat-trapping pollution, but the human factor in the glacial equation has grown exponentially in the past few decades.
A new modeling study led by scientists at the University of Innsbruck (Austria) shows that only about 25 percent of the global glacier mass loss during the period of 1851 to 2010 is attributable to anthropogenic causes. However, between 1991 and 2010 the fraction increased to about two-thirds.
“In the 19th and first half of 20th century we observed that glacier mass loss attributable to human activity is hardly noticeable but since then has steadily increased,” said researcher Ben Marzeion, explaining that scaled-down regional models can detect an anthropogenic influence in America and the Alps, where glacier changes are particularly well documented. Continue reading
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Posted on July 5, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
Can you feel it?
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
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Posted on May 15, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
From the vault …
Tonight’s full moon rise was fully obscured by clouds, so I reached back into the archives for moon shot.
FRISCO — A few shots from the Summit Voice archives in our Thursday set, covering everything from a moonrise over Dillon Reservoir to the intense alpenglow of evening on the Tenmile Range. Continue reading
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Posted on March 13, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
Around the county
FRISCO —I’m always amazed at how many decent images I get just within a few miles of our Frisco home. OK, sometimes I drive all the way to Dillon (a couple of miles) to watch the moon set behind Buffalo Mountain, or up over Swan Mountain Road to get a nice Gore Range vista. But as often as not, I’m less than 10 minutes away from home when I start aiming the camera. All the shots in this set are taken within a 5 mile radius around Frisco. Continue reading
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Posted on February 18, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
High country landscapes
Sunset over Buffalo Mountain, Frisco, Colorado.
FRISCO — Indulging the inner photographer, I scrolled back through the Summit Voice archives to choose a few classic Summit County scenes from seasons gone by. Summit Voice photography is for sale at our online Fine Art America gallery. Continue reading
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Posted on October 24, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
It’s all how you look at it
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
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