Morning photo: River’s edge

Ice magic!


FRISCO — Cruising along the edge of local waterways on these frosty winter mornings always yields a few surprises, like the incredibly delicate latticeworks of ice frost on display in this set. A steady source of moisture, combined with sudden changes in temperature and sunshine, create dynamic landscapes that can change from day to day, and even hour to hour, and if you happen to be in the right place at the right time with camera in hand, it can be pure magic. For daily photography updates, follow our Instagram feed, and visit our online gallery for an amazing selection of prints and greeting cards.

Morning photo: Mid-winter …

The snow zone


FRISCO —Snow, sun and sky are the basic elements of winter photography, and when those ingredients come together under a glowing sunset, it’s hard to take a bad photo. Tuesday night was a great example. I didn’t have to go far, just down to end of our road here in Frisco, to catch a sunset that lit up not only the sky, but the new snow in the wetlands with an ethereal glow, which is something that the iPhone camera on HDR is really able to capture quite well. For daily photography updates, follow our Instagram feed, and visit our online gallery for an amazing selection of prints and greeting cards.

Morning photo: Sunrise, sunset …

It doesn’t get any better!


FRISCO —So we don’t have the Aurora Borealis here in Colorado, at least not on a regular basis, though there are rumors that the famed lights can be dimly spotted during some of the most powerful solar storm episodes. But we do have our own version of sky glow that comes when atmospheric conditions are just right and we experienced that a few nights ago when the colors were so vivid that you could feel the vibrations. This set includes two images from Thursday’s sunset, as well as a couple of other shots from the past few months, both at dawn and dusk. All of the highlight the exceptional quality of mountain light. For daily updates follow our Instagram feed, and visit our online gallery for an amazing selection of prints and greeting cards.

Morning photo: Sky set

Feeling the light …


FRISCO — I gathered  up a set of images, mostly from autumn, showing how the sky sometimes comes so alive that you can literally feel the energy of the colors. Even though these images were captured a few months ago, I can still remember the bracing, invigorating feeling of being outside on these stunning mornings and evenings, recharging my soul and and renewing my respect for the mountains. For daily updates follow our Instagram feed, and visit our online gallery for an amazing selection of prints and greeting cards.

Morning photo: Sunday set

Rambling …


FRISCO —A handful of shots from Saturday evening and Sunday morning here in Summit County. A short walk on Swan Mountain last night made me realize it’s one of the areas where, from certain vantage points, you can see far south, nearly to Hoosier Pass along the Tenmile Range; to the east, looking at Grays and Torreys, north up the Lower Blue Valley, and west, to the Gore Range. I think that’s what inspired me to revisit a favorite spot along Ute Pass Road, trying to make the best (light-wise) of a murky morning. But dawn patrol is always nice! For daily updates follow our Instagram feed, and visit our online gallery for an amazing selection of prints and greeting cards.

Morning photo: Aglow!

Crepuscular light …


FRISCO —Last night’s sunset over Summit County was extraordinary, with an afterglow that illuminated the wave cloud over the crest of the Rockies long after the sun dropped below the horizon, and captured in the panoramic image in this set. We’ve also included a few other shots taken during that crepuscular time of day, when you’re not really sure exactly where the light is coming from, but with a little bit of imagination, you can imagine the rays from the sun bending through various layers of the Earth’s atmosphere to refract different parts of the spectrum.

Morning photo: Quartet

What a show!


FRISCO — A few nights ago Leigh and I wandered out quite a ways onto Dillon Reservoir to enjoy the quiet snowfields with our dogs. As a bonus, we enjoyed a great sunset, and what struck me once again was how suddenly and dramatically the shades, hues and overall tone of the sky can change. All four of these shots were taken from almost the same place, west of Heaton Bay campground, in the span of about 30 minutes.

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