Posted on March 3, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
Winding down …
Winter wave cloud sunset over Dillon Reservoir.
Alpenglow up close.
FRISCO —Though the equinox is still a few weeks away, the last day of February marks the end of the meteorological winter, so you might see your local TV forecaster talking about spring. Here in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, this may well go down in history as one of the mildest winters on record, as both low and high temperatures ran well above average for weeks on end. We still had our share of snow and frost, but if these past few months are a harbinger of global warming, then we’re probably in trouble. Wouldn’t it be sad if our kids and grandkids couldn’t enjoy the gorgeous frozen landscapes shown in this set? 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 February 21, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
Branching out …
Taking a break from covering a meeting of the Colorado oil and gas task force in Rifle, I found this pond in a nondescript parking area near I-70, with bare-boned cottonwoods framing the sunset.
The spiky branches of beetle-killed lodgepole pines have become a familiar sight in Colorado.
A moment of sunshine during an afternoon autumn thunderstorm in Frisco, Colorado.
Checkerboard sky over the forests of Summit County, Colorado.
FRISCO — Reaching for the sky and connected to the Earth, trees really do help illustrate how connected all the the planet’s systems really are, from chemical processes deep underground, to atmospheric cycles that change seasonal levels of carbon dioxide. The mountain pine beetle outbreak that spread across the West in the recent past helped generate a greater appreciation for trees and forests, making people understand that we can’t take any part of our complex life-support system for granted. For daily photography updates, follow our Instagram feed
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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 February 3, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
Winter wonders …
Frozen pond bubbles.
During the freeze-up.
So blue! Dillon Reservoir and the Tenmile Range from Sapphire Point in Summit County, Colorado.
FRISCO — Exploring in winter requires a little more effort than just slipping on a pair of flip-flops for a casual summer jaunt to the beach, but it’s well worth the effort, especially if you’re a shutterbug. Make sure your camera batteries are fully charged, look for a pair of thin glove liners so you can operate your camera without getting frostbite, and then wander out into the winter landscapes with your eyes wide open. This set is compiled from the freeze-up season, when the world is in transition. 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 January 18, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
Sky shots, mostly …
Amazing ice/sky pano at the Dillon Amphitheater in Summit County, Colorado, January 2014.
Change of pace – chickadee scouring an informal camp site along a Forest Service road near Frisco.
Wicked looking wave clouds stacking up over the Continental Divide in Summit County, Colorado. January 2014.
FRISCO —Some lovely January days recently, with a bit of a thaw, although it’s far from being a total meltdown. Summit County has been on the ragged fringe of the storm track the past few weeks, which is good for photography (maybe not so great for skiing). But it means that we get wave clouds stacking dramatically over the high peaks – check out this Instagram timelapse video
to see how they move – and gusty winds help fill in some of the many tracks criss-crossing the snowfields, creating the visual illusion of pristine.
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Posted on January 4, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
Sunrise panorama, Dillon Reservoir.
After the vivid sunrise colors faded came this …
Sky aglow over Summit County, Colorado.
Intense light from below the edge of the Earth.
FRISCO — When I woke up about 6 a.m. Sunday morning I saw a thin sliver of clear sky on the eastern horizon — the perfect setup for some early morning color. Of course you never know exactly what you’re going to get. Sometimes it all fades away, and other times, the sky really pops. All the images in this set were taken in a 45 minute span just off the Dillon Dam Road, showing the incredible range of hues and tones that a single sunrise can deliver. Follow our Instagram feed
for daily updates, and visit the online Summit Voice gallery at Fine Art America
to see more Summit County nature and landscape images.
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Posted on December 31, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
What would summer be without mushrooms? And these are some of the coolest.
Mayflower Gulch, high summer.
Summer light in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison.
A summer double rainbow in Frisco, Colorado.
Peak summer wildflowers at 12,000 feet in the San Juans, near Silverton, Colorado.
FRISCO — “Came for the winters, stayed for the summers,” is a common phrase in the Colorado high country, where ski bums have flocked for decades to sample powder and beer, then settled down to become part of the state’s mountain communities. It’s a season that all the sweeter because it’s so short. Sometimes it seems like the first wildflowers bloom just a few days after the last snowbanks melt away, so fast that if you blink you miss it. On the other hand, the days are long, so you can make each one count!
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