Posted on November 13, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Creekside again …
Starburst sunrise along the Snake River.
FRISCO — The sun’s path across the sky is quickly dropping, noticeably in a different position than just a couple of weeks ago, when I ventured to the Snake River for the first time this season in search of ice. Along with shorter days, those changes create opportunities for photography, as if a new lighting designer is on the job. After shooting into the morning sun, I also went for a quick afternoon stroll along Meadow Creek, near our home in Frisco, during the afternoon, hoping to catch some glints of warm sunlight on the remnant ice (yes, remnant; it’s been so warm the past few days that some of the ice is vanishing in our November thaw). Here are the best of today’s images. Please visit our online gallery at Fine Art America for more Summit County landscape and nature images. Continue reading
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Posted on November 12, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Still chasing ice …
Such great variation in hue and shape in this modest little ice ledge along Peru Creek.
FRISCO — Until I started visiting local creeks to take pictures of icy waterfalls, I had no idea how much the ice could change just from day to day. And, don’t worry, I don’t spend all day, every day — usually it’s just an hour or so in the morning, which doubles as the daily dog walk. But seriously, depending on the temperatures the night before, the formations can completely transform in a 24-hour period. And it looks so different after a fresh snow! Monday morning, I went out a little later than my usual crack-of-dawn patrol to try and catch the ice with direct sunlight, hoping to get some translucence … Please visit our online gallery at Fine Art America for more Summit County landscape and nature images. Continue reading
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Posted on November 7, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Golden pool at the base of a frozen waterfall along Tenmile Creek.
FRISCO — Wow! This is fun. Almost as much fun as hunting for wild mushrooms. I say almost, because in the case of mushrooms, you can eat what you find. Still, tracing our local streams as they fall into the icy grip of winter is a great way to spend an hour each morning, and the dogs are loving it, too. Wednesday, I headed up North Tenmile Creek, just outside Frisco city limits. This is one of my favorite trailheads any time of year. There’s not too many places you can hike into a designated wilderness area less than a mile from downtown, and even though November isn’t exactly the time of year most people think about strolling in the woods, it’s a great time to watch the seasons change. Please visit our online gallery at Fine Art America for more Summit County landscape images. Continue reading
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Posted on November 6, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
When water turns to ice …
FRISCO —Sifting through my shots from the last few days, I noticed once again how drawn I am to waterside scenes. Sometimes I think that I really ought to try and get away from the streams, lakes and reservoirs and focus on dry land landscapes, just for a change of pace. But especially this time of the year, when water starts making that mystical change from liquid to solid, it’s just so tempting to try and capture that dynamic process — in color or, as in a few of the shots in this set, in black and white. Click on the images to see them full size, and visit our online gallery for more Summit County landscape magic. Continue reading
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Posted on November 3, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Sunlight, ice, water …
A sunburst sunrise above Deer Creek, in Summit County, Colorado.
FRISCO — A Saturday morning sortie east of Keystone in the Snake River Basin yielded a few more decent images, with dappled and buttery sunlight contrasting with the deep shadows and rich blue-greens of the mountain streams. Continue reading
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Posted on November 1, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Fall fading to winter …
The first rays of dawn burst into the cool blue shadows of the Snake River Canyon.
FRISCO —A couple of snowy days with temperatures hovering around the freezing mark can make all the difference in the waning days of October. At 9,000 feet, it suddenly feels more like winter than fall. The trees are bare and on the shady hillsides the snow probably won’t melt until March or April. And unless we get one of those bombshell sunrises or sunsets, it can be a little challenging for photographers when skies are gray all day. For me, it’s time to head for the creeks, where the ice is forming ever-changing, ephemeral sculptures. Please visit the online Summit Voice gallery at Fine Art America for more Summit County landscapes. Continue reading
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Posted on October 30, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Iceland revisited …
In the midst of wildness, farmers, going back to the Viking days, have eked out some patches of cultivated land. Click on the image to see it full-sized.
FRISCO — I always wait a few weeks before I go back to a set of images and get serious about deleting the shots that don’t measure up. Sometimes, they’re just slightly out of focus, other times I don’t like the composition, or the lighting just wasn’t quite right. Some images just don’t hold any interest because they lack strong lines, or they’re just empty.
In the series of pictures I shot during a recent visit to Iceland, there are a number of scenes that emphasize the open spaces, which dominate much of the country’s landscape. I had earmarked a bunch of shots for deletion, but before making the final cut, I went back one more time and found a few that showcase the scale of the countryside in the remote West Fjords, choosing images that at least had some interesting lines or light-play — something to draw the eye! Click on the images to see them full-size, And please visit the online Summit Voice gallery at Fine Art America for more Summit County landscapes. Continue reading
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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. Continue reading
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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!
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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. Continue reading
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