Posted on October 27, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Snake River scenes
Just above the Blight Placer, the Snake River dances between shadows and early morning sunlight. The trick, for a photographer, is to find the balance.
FRISCO — With most of the brilliant fall colors waning, I decided to trek up along the Snake River, between Keystone and Montezuma, a few weeks earlier than usual to check out the ice formations and to see if this time of year might be good for perfecting my frozen waterfall photography skills. As usual, the Snake didn’t disappoint — in the shadowy canyon, the boulders are already coated with luminous ice, and a couple of hours after sunrise, the lighting was pretty good, bright enough to banish the murky blue shadows, but dark enough to allow for slower shutter speeds to blur the water. Check out the Summit Voice online gallery at Fine Art America more more Summit County landscape photography. (more…)
Filed under: Colorado, Morning photo, photography, Summit County Colorado | Tagged: ice, photography, Summit County Colorado, Summit County photography, waterfalls | Leave a Comment »
Posted on October 26, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Around the Summit
Snake River sunrise.
FRISCO —Just a few random shots compiled from some morning dog-walk photo sessions this past week!
Filed under: Colorado | Tagged: #mobilephotography, Colorado, iPhoneography, photography | 2 Comments »
Posted on October 25, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
The golden hour …
Close to home — A winter evening in Summit County, Colorado.
FRISCO —Another great #FriFotos theme that’s right up my alley, because there’s nothing I like better than getting out and about during that magical evening hour when even the most mundane scene can come alive with an otherworldly glow. In fact, shooting in the evening is a bit of an obsession that sometimes means my family doesn’t get dinner until quite late, especially in the summer, when sunset is late to begin with. But Leigh and Dylan tolerate, and even encourage me, which means I’ve had the chance to get some pretty amazing shots. I’m looking forward to seeing evening scenes from around the world streaming on Twitter and Instagram today, and you can join in the fun by uploading your own evening pics and tagging them with #FriFotos — then, sit back and enjoy the show. (more…)
Filed under: daily photoblog, Europe, Iceland, photography, Travel | Tagged: Albania, Corfuu, evening light, Iceland, instagram, Naples, Online Communities, photography, Twitter | Leave a Comment »
Posted on October 23, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Sometimes it’s fun to shoot into the sun. In this shot, I got an entirely new sunburst pattern that I’ve never seen before with this particular lens.
FRISCO — A quick Tuesday morning stroll along the river in search of ice was rewarded by a fine sunrise, and, sure enough, there are shady spots where the Big Freeze has already started. It’s a great time to get out and watch the transition of the season. It may not be as showy as the initial blaze of aspen color, but mid- to late-autumn has its own treasures if you look hard enough. (more…)
Filed under: Colorado, Morning photo, photography, seasons, Summit County Colorado | Tagged: Colorado, frost, ice, photography, Summit County photography, waterfalls | Leave a Comment »
Posted on October 22, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Early morning along the shore of Dillon Reservoir.
FRISCO —Indian summer suddenly gave way to winter, which in turn gave way to autumn in a topsy-turvy merry-go-round of seasons that’s not at all unusual in the Colorado high country. For all we know, we may still get some late summer temps, at least in the afternoons under a warm autumn sun. But with daylight waning, look for cold mornings to continue, bringing the season of frost and ice. We can hardly wait! (more…)
Filed under: Colorado, Morning photo, photography, Summit County Colorado | Tagged: Colorado, fall, frost, ice, photography, seasons | Leave a Comment »
Posted on October 21, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Sunday morning brought a layer of skim ice to edge of Dillon Reservoir.
FRISCO — By now, I shouldn’t be surprised when the skies light up on these early October mornings. Autumn brings wave clouds along and over the Continental Divide, and when the sun lights those clouds from beneath, it’s pure magic. And along the shores of Dillon Reservoir, there are hints of the season of frost, ice and snow that’s just around the corner. Here’s what it looked like Sunday morning. (more…)
Filed under: Colorado, Morning photo, photography, Summit County Colorado | Tagged: Colorado, October, photography, Summit County Colorado, wave clouds | Leave a Comment »
Posted on October 19, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Moonrise over the Continental Divide in Summit County, Colorado.
FRISCO — Over the years, I’ve managed to get a handful of decent moonrise shots, and I’ve learned that, as often as not, there’s some luck involved. It’s easy enough to figure out when and where the moon will come up, and by now I know that the night just before the full moon is actually the best time, as far as the balance between light and dark. But the best shots, at least without using a filter or without having to do to much post-processing, are when just the right clouds are about to help slightly filter the bright moonlight, balancing it with the surrounding darker sky. I spent about an hour each of the last two evenings trying to get some good shots and this is what I came up with. I’m not totally happy with any of the images, but I sure enjoyed the chase! (more…)
Filed under: Colorado, Morning photo, photography, Summit County Colorado | Tagged: Colorado, Full moon, Hunter's moon, Moon, photography | Leave a Comment »
Posted on October 18, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Vibrant season …
Brilliant fall colors form a backdrop to the Hraunfoss waterfall, formed where springs flow between lava formations into the Hvitá River, near Reykholt, Iceland.
FRISCO — Fall is definitely one of my favorite photography seasons. After the calm, peaceful summer months, earth and sky seem to be jarred out of stasis, suddenly shifting toward a new season. So when #FriFotos invited me to co-host this week’s Twitter chat with a fall theme, I was pretty happy. A September visit to Iceland with @CoTravGirl yielded a ton of fun images — we weren’t really sure what to expect, and the brilliant foilage of the island’s tundra vegetation was an unexpected bonus. Plus, I knew I’d be able to use a couple of pictures of waterfalls, which also fits the “fall” theme. And, of course, Colorado can’t be beat when it comes to foilage. For a few short weeks each year in late September and early October, the aspen forests change in a blaze of color before giving way to the quiet silvery, gray and white tones of winter.
Join in the Twitter fun by uploading your favorite fall pictures to Twitter or Instagram and be sure tag them with #FriFotos, then sit back and enjoy the show. There are sure to be amazing fall pictures from all over the world!
In the Colorado high country, fall and winter often mingle, like in this scene, photographed from deck of the Summit Voice office.
Filed under: Colorado, Iceland, Morning photo, photography, seasons, Travel | Tagged: #FriFotos, Colorado, fall, fall colors, instagram, photography | Leave a Comment »
Posted on October 15, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Amazing land and seascapes
The West Fjords of Iceland claw into the North Atlantic.
FRISCO — Iceland is fairly remote to begin with, as far as remoteness goes in the era of jet travel, and the West Fjords, a cluster of mountainous peninsulas jutting northwest toward Greenland, may be the most remote part of the North Atlantic island. Probably any traveler worth his or her salt would look at a map of the country and automatically be drawn toward the region, where only a few roads have been carved along and over the steep walls of the fjords. Towns are few and far between, but hot springs are plentiful, and if you go far enough, you’ll end up at Látravík, considered to be the westernmost point of Europe and home to one of the North Atlantic’s key seabird rookeries. Magical light, magnificent scenery and plenty of peace and quiet are the hallmarks of the area, and we’re already plotting a return visit. (more…)
Filed under: Iceland, Morning photo, photography, Travel | Tagged: Iceland, photography, Travel, West Fjords | 1 Comment »
Posted on October 14, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Surreal light during a recent sunrise in Summit County, Colorado.
FRISCO — A few scenes from the past week in Summit County, Colorado show how the light can vary from day to day, and even hour to hour. Not much else to say about these landscapes. I’m pretty happy with the way they turned out. Visit our online FineArt America gallery for a full selection of landscape images from the Colorado high country. (more…)
Filed under: Colorado, Morning photo, photography, seasons | Tagged: Colorado, photography, seasons, Summit County photography | Leave a Comment »