Posted on November 23, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
Watching winter …
Black ice forming along the edge of Dillon Reservoir in Frisco, Colorado.
Morning sunlight streams into the Snake River Canyon near Keystone, Colorado.
Serene winter sunset in Colorado.
Alpine ice in Colorado.
FRISCO — Sure, we all love snow, but I say ice is underrated. There’s such beauty in watching winter take hold across streams, lakes, reservoirs and ponds. Later in the winter it will all be covered with snow, so now’s the time to venture out to the edge of the water and watch the weird and wonderful development of the mountain cryosphere. At times, you can hear the ice sing and ping as it stretches, cracks and grows. In other places, where shards of ice are blown by the wind, it can sound like thousands of little ringing bells. Check out our daily photo feed on Instagram and visit our Fine Art America online gallery for more landscape shots from Colorado.
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Posted on October 25, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
Evening glow showing in the clouds over the Tenmile Range, near Frisco, Colorado.
The Gore Range.
Revisiting a favorite patch of colorful aspens near Frisco, Colorado.
Intense yellow aspens at the peak of the fall color season.
An autumn rainbow accents the sky above groves of colorful aspens in Summit County, Colorado.
FRISCO — With a few thousand new autumn photos in the files, it’s time, in this in between season, to go back and start focusing on the very best shots of the season. There’s no question in my mind that the best images are from the days when the sky wasn’t just a passive blue bystander, but an active participant in the show, will billowing gray clouds acting as a perfect foil to the incredible brilliance of changing aspen leaves. And a few times we even enjoyed autumn rainbows as a bonus to the season. Follow our Instagram feed for daily photo updates and visit our online gallery for a great selection of Colorado landscape and nature images, available as fine art prints and greeting cards
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Posted on October 14, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
A look back …
Lifting clouds form a pleasing backdrop to this aspen scene on Swan Mountain Road.
FRISCO — The fall color season is just about over, at least at our elevation, but that’s why photos are good! Watching the trees race through their seasonal change is always inspiring, a sign of the inexorable force of nature. In looking back at some of the images, it amazes me how fast the change happens, resulting in different patterns of light and color nearly every day. These images span about a week in Summit County, just before the first wintry storms swept through. Check out my Instagram feed for daily updates and be sure to visit this online gallery for fine art quality prints and greeting cards. Continue reading
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Posted on October 10, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
Sweet September light
A slanting September sun adds some side-lighting to this Dillon Reservoir scene.
FRISCO — I was hoping to post a set of new snow pictures this morning, but it looks like the storm passed a bit to the south and east so we’ll have to wait just a bit longer for the first significant valley accumulation. Instead, I sorted through the last few weeks worth of fall images to find a few that tell the story of the season — slanting light that changes everything, late-blooming fall flowers and some serenely floating leaves. It’ll all change soon enough when the snows arrive! Continue reading
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Posted on October 4, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
Moving on …
Morning contrast over the Continental Divide.
FRISCO — We’re slipping deeper into autumn and Summit County was abuzz with talk of the ski season after some early snow, but we will probably get to enjoy another few weeks of warm sunny days before the real snows hit. Get out and get after it, and don’t forget your camera! Check out my Instagram feed for daily updates, and visit this Fine Art America gallery for for Colorado landscape and nature shots. Continue reading
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Posted on September 4, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
Layers of clouds and color over Dillon Reservoir.
FRISCO — We’re getting near the time of year that dishes up the most intense sky colors, as the first autumnal weather systems mix together with the remnants of monsoonal moisture. That means layers of clouds at different elevations, like in the top shot in this set — look closely and you’ll see soft, gray cumulus hugging the distant peaks, while a mid-elevation cloud deck helps reflect light and color back toward the ground. And in just a few weeks, as the upper air wind patterns shift for real, we’ll start seeing some of those great wave clouds building over the Rockies, a sure sign of the changing season! Continue reading
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Posted on June 21, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
Ready for summer?
It’s the first day of summer, and I’m missing winter already!
FRISCO — We’re celebrating the first day of summer by looking back through the archives to see how the transition between seasons unfolded this year. For a while, it felt like winter was going to last forever, with snowfall well in May. But finally, the winter pattern gave way to what passes for spring in the high country. As always, Mother Nature seems to be in a really hurry to shift into summer mode, with wildflowers abloom even before the last few snow berms melt. If you enjoy our daily snapshots, visit our online gallery at Fine Art America to check out our collection of landscape and nature images from Summit County. Buying a print or greeting cards is a great way to support independent journalism! Continue reading
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