Posted on January 5, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
White River NF map app now available.
New app puts national forest info at your fingertips
By Summit Voice
FRISCO — Along with the many mapping apps already available for smartphones and tablets, the U.S. Forest Service is also putting its popular national forest maps online for Android and iOS devices.
“This mobile app makes it easier than ever to plan your visit to a national forest or grassland,” U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said in a press release. “By putting important forest information right at your fingertips, it will encourage more Americans to get outside and explore their forests.”
The PDF Maps Mobile App, developed by Avenza Systems Inc., is available as a free download from iTunes and the Android Play Store. The app provides access to Forest Service maps, such as motor-vehicle-use maps, which are free while pages from national forest atlases are 99 cents and forest visitor maps are $4.99. Prices are pending for other agency maps. Continue reading
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Posted on July 26, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
More monsoon skies …
Evening view of Frisco, with Buffalo Mountain as a backdrop.
FRISCO — I’m still learning about my iPhone camera, and one thing I’ve noticed is that it’s really quite good at picking up color and highlights in an otherwise shaded foreground, like the top image in this set. The difference between the light and dark areas helps give images a pleasing (to my eyes) depth, and using the built-in HDR means less post-processing, which I needed in the next image in the set to balance out a shot taken with a DSLR. Most of all, the clouds the last few days have been fabulous!
Dillon Reservoir, still in the evening light.
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Posted on June 18, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Some iPhone HDR action …
A wildflower sunset pano, taken with the iPhone’s HDR switched on.
FRISCO — I’ve been having some pretty good luck with my little iPhone’s built-in HDR function the last few days at sunrise and sunset. Sure, some of the Instagram filters can deliver a similar effect, but the HDR lets the image retain most of the qualities of the natural lite. In addition to using it for landscapes, I’ve tried it on some closeup shots, too, to try and capture more detail in shady spots. If you have an iPhone 4S or an iPhone 5 and you’re shooting in sketchy light, give the HDR a try! Continue reading
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Posted on October 6, 2011 by Jenney
Story and photos by Jenney Coberly
BRECKENRIDGE — Sometimes the autumn colors look especially brilliant against a dark and brooding sky.
I set out from my house for a hike around the neighborhood without my camera, intending only exercise, but was so captured by the autumn scenery that I took out my iPhone and tried to see if I could capture the contrast of the dark clouds and the brilliant grasses and aspen leaves, both fallen and still on the trees. The iPhone did a pretty good job (thank you, Steve Jobs, R.I.P.).
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