Posted on May 24, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
All of Old Town Corfu nas been designated as a world heritage site in large part for its architecture.
FRISCO — Another fun theme for my favorite Twitter chat this week, as travelers and photographers from around the world are sharing images focusing on architecture. Starting off my #FriFotos post with a couple of pictures of arches seems appropriate, since arches have been, well, a keystone of architecture ever since people started laying one stone atop another. Join in the fun by uploading some pics with the #FriFotos hashtag — it should be a good one!
An arched opening in a thick stone wall in Hallstatt, Austria provides cover from a summer thunderstorm.
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Posted on May 23, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Not a bad day
Still morning waters and long shadows on Dillon Reservoir.
FRISCO — A short set taken at the very beginning and the end of a spring day, starting with a morning walk at Pine Cove, where the Gore Range reflected beautifully in the rising waters of Dillon Reservoir. Visit our online gallery at FineArt America for more Summit County landscape photography. (more…)
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Posted on May 22, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Some green grass, but at this rate, the aspens won’t bud out until June.
FRISCO —Chilly morning, warm afternoon, but spring is definitely in the air — finally! The creeks are running high and most of the local ponds are now ice-free, including Officers Gulch. All in all, a lovely day in the Colorado high country. If you like these snapshots, visit our online gallery at FineArt America for a great selection of Summit County landscape photography. (more…)
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Posted on May 15, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Fire in the sky
Changing weather …
FRISCO —Working on a story today about the formation of cirrus clouds made me realize how intrinsic clouds are to my photography. Yes, a clear blue sky is wonderful if your out trying get a tan, but for a dramatic image, there’s nothing like a roiling thundercloud, or a layered wave cloud lighting up in the fiery light of dawn. When I look out the window before heading out the door, it’s usually for a cloud check, trying to assess whether there’s going to be some good color in the morning or evening sky. I’ve compiled a few of my favorite cloud shots from the past six months here and invite you to visit our online FineArt America gallery for a selection of Summit County landscapes, available as fine are prints or greeting cards. (more…)
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Posted on May 14, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
FRISCO —Re-editing some pics from a big summer road trip two years ago — two dogs, three people, a beat-up 1998 Nissan Pathfinder and about 6,000 miles through Wyoming, South Dakota, then down the Mississippi all the way to the mouth of the great river, and finally, southwestern Florida … fishing, fried pickles and an awesome dog beach where both the dogs enjoyed their first (and so far only) swim in the ocean.
Back along the Gulf Coast, San Antonio, west Texas during big summer heatwave and drought of 2011, with temps in 100-and-teens, and into New Mexico just in time to watch the Las Conchas Fire erupt north of Santa Fe. All that’s left now are some pretty amazing memories, and, of course, a LOT of photos. (more…)
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Posted on May 12, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Will it ever melt?
FRISCO — A short set with a potpourri of images from the most recent storm and the early part of the weekend. It’s pretty amazing the way the wet spring snow really sticks to everything. Even if it’s not the dead of winter, it can, like the top photo in the set, look snowier this time of year than it does in December, January or February. Please visit our online FineArt America gallery for a selection of stunning Summit County landscapes. (more…)
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Posted on May 10, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Ever onward …
The horizon over Dillon Reservoir is sandwiched by clouds.
FRISCO — Most of us know how important it can be to have strong lines in an image to help guide the eye toward the subject. But often, the most common line — the horizon — is the focal point of an image. Our eyes are automatically drawn toward that distant threshold, beyond which is, well, the rest of the world. Horizons in the theme of this week’s #FriFotos Twitter chat, with wonderful images streaming in from all corners of the globe. Join the fun by uploading your own pics and tagging them with #FriFotos.
Distant icebergs float on the horizon in the Antarctic Sound.
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Posted on May 8, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Centuries-old castle walls serve as a backdrop for river runners in Český Krumlov.
FRISCO — I usually try to keep the intros for the daily photo essays pretty short and let the pictures speak for themselves, and that works pretty well for this short set with some of my favorite European city scenes. (more…)
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Posted on April 23, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Insect pollinators in trouble
A beetle searches for food on an American bistort.
FRISCO — I’ve been reporting on the decline of honeybee populations for a few years, but it’s not just bees that are in trouble. Due to a mix of pesticide impacts, habitat loss and disease, many other pollinating insects are also dwindling. In one of the most extensive surveys to date, biologists say there needs to be a concerted effort to understand the causes of the decline and to figure strategies to avert the worst impacts. There’s a lot at stake. Without insects, many plants would not be able to reproduce, and many important food crops would also be in trouble. If you look closely at the world of flowers, you’ll almost always find a bug.
The recent findings were published this week in a scientific journal, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. The study was an international survey done by 40 scientists from 27 institutions involved in the UK’s Insect Pollinators Initiative, investigating the causes and consequences of pollinator decline. The study was coordinated by Dr. Adam Vanbergen from the UK’s Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.
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Posted on April 21, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
A late November sunset in Frisco, Colorado.
FRISCO — It feels like it’s been snowing every day for the past month, which is a good thing as far as our water supplies are concerned, but it got me wondering about the last time we had a spell of shirtsleeve weather. Based on the photo archives, it was way back in late November, when Dylan and I went out to shoot some pictures for his freshman photography class. As I recall, the assignment was to create some motion blur and some stop-action, so we played with shutter speeds and apertures and I bored him half to death with stories from the “good old days” of photography. But clearly, from the pictures, you can see that, even in late November it was warm enough to skateboard in a t-shirt. Those days will soon be here again and in the meantime, some hot Summit County pics to warm you up.
Ridin’ Lagoon street.
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