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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Posted on December 29, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
Winter to spring …
Sky drama in the heart of winter, looking over Dillon Reservoir toward the Continental Divide.
FRISCO — Some spectacular scenes in the Colorado high country this year, with copious winter snows, stunning wave cloud sunsets and a wonderful summer monsoon, wildflower and mushroom season. Here are some of our favorite shots from the first few months of the year, covering deep winter to the first signs of spring in May. 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. Continue reading
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Posted on December 22, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
Winter begins …
Frost and snow take hold of the trees along the shore of Dillon Reservoir.
Tenmile Creek on the winter solstice.
Evening glow on Swan Mountain as the sun sets behind the Tenmile Range.
Lodgepole sunset, Swan Mountain.
Evening alpenglow at Loveland Pass.
FRISCO — Once more, our Blue Marble has slipped into another celestial phase, marking the northern hemisphere’s maximum tilt away from the sun. The low sun angle often helps create dramatic landscapes, as the snow takes on an otherwordly glow, enveloping the mountains with soft light and long shadows. Enjoy the season!
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Posted on December 19, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
Brightening the season …
Classic Colorado Christmas!
Christmas, western Colorado style in Rifle.
Well hey there, Frosty!
Frisco’s town Christmas tree is aglow in the holiday season.
The creche in Frisco’s town park.
FRISCO — What better way to brighten up the long, dark nights of the solstice season than with a string of colored lights, or some glittery stars on a snow-covered tree? Residents of our Colorado mountain community know how to show the glow during Christmas, with festive scenes ranging from the whimsical to the sacred. And through it all, the theme of light shines brightly. Check out all the other shots of holiday lights (and all different sorts of light, for that matter) on the popular #FriFotos Twitter chat, which is featuring lights as the weekly theme.
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Posted on December 14, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
A slice of skyline along the shore of Dillon Reservoir in Frisco, Colorado.
FRISCO — I figured that, before winter really gets rolling would be a good time to clean up the photo archives, which meant going back through the autumn months and trying to keep the number of images to a somewhat manageable size. Plus, looking back at the images of the most recent season is a good reality check for the weather. Our day-to-day memory can play tricks, but photos don’t lie. We enjoyed a spectacular autumn in the Colorado high country, with just a bit of early snow, but generally mild weather through September and especially in late October, when a few weeks with temps running 10 to 15 degrees above normal made many people wonder if winter would ever show up. Continue reading
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