Posted on May 22, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
Onward to … Nebraska?
Persistent rains across northeastern Colorado have swollen the South Platte River and filled the dry grasslands with ponds and puddles.
Spring colors in the High Plains.
Look at the brilliant epaulets on this red-winged blackbird!
On the road …
FRISCO —A reporting trip on the Colorado water plan led me to the far northeastern corner of the state the past couple of days, and while I spent most of the time in a conference room, I did manage to escape for a while to track the South Platte, Colorado’s workhorse river, to where it exits the state, near Julesberg. I don’t get out into the flatlands very often, and it was a bit on the gray and dreary side, but those wide open spaces were still quite astounding and evocative, and as a bonus, I got a decent shot of a red-winged blackbird, which has, for some reason, been a challenge for me.
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Posted on May 18, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
Old and new …
Sun and snow along the Snake River near Keystone, Colorado.
Moonrise, Gore Range..
FRISCO — A few old and new favorite shots in this Summit County set, including a streamside scene along the Snake River from the weekend, when a heavy snow shower coincided with a brief burst of sunshine to make for a magical combination. 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 10, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
FRISCO —Sweet springtime in the Colorado Rockies. Snow on the high peaks, rivers swelling with runoff, fields and aspen groves greening up in the lengthening days and happy bluebirds! What could be better?
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Posted on May 8, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
Black & white …
The Snake River courses through a boulder field near Keystone. Colorado.
Moonrise over Summit County.
The San Juan Mountains.
Spring clouds over the Rockies.
FRISCO —Doing a black and white work in the age of digital insta-color, smartphone photography can be a good reality check for balance and tonality. In this set, I took a few images I had previously edited for sharpness and color and tried to bring the full range of light into each image. I really like the moon picture, the river shot and the final Mt. Sneffels image. To my eye, there’s a lot of richness in those shots, while the other two, perhaps because they capture wider landscapes, have more of an overall gray cast, which can be deadly for a black and white shot. 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 April 24, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
Bursting forth …
An ant takes shelter from spring showers.
White violets growing along the Meadow Creek trail in Frisco, Colorado.
Spring birds face some challenges in the Colorado high country.
Tender spring green aspen leaves afrer a spring rain shower.
Catkin with droplet.
FRISCO —The Colorado high country is spectacular any time of year, but spring is my favorite season. It’s the time of year when you can still ski on the mountains, often in some of the best snow of the year. But down in the valleys, Mother Nature is busy building a new season. Since the mountain growing season is so short, spring comes in a hurry. Plants don’t have the luxury of taking their time if they want to bloom and produce flowers and seeds for reproduction, so everything seems to pop all at once with a fecundity that’s as astounding as it is reassuring.
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Posted on April 10, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
Autumn light highlights trees along the shore of Dillon Reservoir.
Tundra color near Loveland Pass.
Light so vivid you can feel it.
Mossy softness along the Snake River.
Did you know boulders can glow?
FRISCO —Yes, I know, it’s spring, and these shots were taken two seasons ago, during autumn, but that’s part of the magic of photography, right? You can bring back memories and transport yourself to another time and place, in this case to some of the most intense light of the past six months. Rocks, rivers, trees, sky and water, some of the basic stuff that’s all around us, but usually taken for granted. For daily photography updates, follow our Instagram feed, and visit our online gallery for an amazing selection of prints and greeting card
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Posted on April 2, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
Colorful countryside …
Classic Austrian countryside near Kalkalpen National Park.
A classic stone arch in Dürnstein, Austria.
Paragliding the Austrian Alps.
Flower power at the market.
Riverside in Linz.
FRISCO —Not sure exactly what spurred me to re-post a few of my favorite shots from what I consider to be at least my spiritual homeland. Both my parents hail from towns along the banks of the Danube, albeit from different countries, and every now then, I realize that, for all the decades I’ve lived in the West, there’s a big part of me that’s still connected to this wonderful slice of Central Europe. 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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