Posted on December 30, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
Snowy days …
Town of Dillon waterworks along Straight Creek after an early May snowstorm.
In the forest, Williams Fork Range, Colorado.
Melting sheets of ice and snow along Dillon Reservoir, May, 2014.
On the cusp of winter and spring, Tenderfoot Mountain, March, 2014.
Full-on winter along Tenmile Creek, March, 2014.
FRISCO —A few more of our favorite images from 2014, focusing on late winter and early spring, when the deepest snowpack of the years begins its inexorable meltdown. And while most people are enjoying daffodils and tulips, Summit County, at 9,000 feet, usually sees at least one or two snowstorms during the late spring, even down to the valley elevations. Follow our Instagram feed
for daily updates, and visit the online Summit Voice gallery at Fine Art America
to see more Summit County nature and landscape images.
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Posted on December 28, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
Sundog above the Blue River, near Silverthorne, Colorado.
An early morning panorama from Ute Pass, looking toward the Gore Range.
Late evening sun on Mt. Guyot.
Frozen fog refracts morning sunlight in the Blue River Valley.
FRISCO — An exceptional morning a few days after Christmas brought magical light to the Blue River Valley, in Summit County, Colorado. Temps below zero and a layer of frozen fog and mist combined to create a beautiful sundog, forming nearly a full circle around the sun. It may be a little challenging to get out and about at sunrise on these chilly mornings, but it’s always well worth it!
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Posted on December 18, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
Snow cometh …
Morning alpenglow on the Gore Range.
Sunrise over Mt. Guyot, Summit County, Colorado.
Winter along the Snake River.
Low clouds hover over Silverthorne. Colorado with Buffalo Mountain as a backdrop.
FRISCO — Winter is working its magic across the high country of Colorado, painting the mountains and valleys with a glittery blanket of snow. These shots highlight the many different ways light can manifest on freshly fallen snow, all taken on different days, but at about the same time each day, within an hour after sunrise. Enjoy the season!
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Posted on December 13, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
Dawn to dusk …
Last week I traveled to Rifle, Colorado to cover a public meeting of a Colorado fracking task force. During a short afternoon break, I found this pond at rest area along I-70 at the Rifle exit.
FRISCO — Pond reflections are always awesome, and when the pond is surrounded by bony, bare-leaved cottonwoods, so much the better. Considering that it was near 50 degrees when I took the top shot in this set, it didn’t really feel like winter too much, but the trees tell the story. Then Saturday dawned with a fairly thick deck of clouds across Summit County. I could see a hint of color from our Frisco location, but it didn’t look like it was going to go big. But I was up, dressed, the dogs were ready to go, so we headed out, and I’m glad we did! Continue reading
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Posted on December 12, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
Freezing up …
Hazy morning light on an early December morning.
FRISCO —A quick gallery on the cusp of seasons as we head toward the solstice and the official start of winter in Summit County and the final freeze-up of Dillon Reservoir. The slow start to snowfall in December may not be the best for skiers and local resorts, but it’s been interesting to watch the slow weather transitions from a photography standpoint. This year, the first big snow came BEFORE the ice; now, the snow is starting to melt again (at least in the valleys), which kind of makes it feel like the seasons went into reverse a little bit! Continue reading
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Posted on December 10, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
The low sun angle highlights every grain of snow covering this scruffy meadow in Frisco.
FRISCO — Exceptional light rules in mid-December. The sun has dropped to nearly its lowest point in its path across the sky, so that, even a couple of hours after sunrise, it lingers, barely above the southeastern horizon. Often, layers of thin low- and mid-level clouds diffuse the light even more, creating a wintry glow in the snowy landscapes of Colorado. Check out our daily photo feed on Instagram and visit our Fine Art America online gallery for more landscape shots from Colorado. Continue reading
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Posted on December 2, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
November scenes …
Light frost on the grass and an exceptional morning glow in early November.
FRISCO — I’ve often said November is the best month for sunrise photos in Summit County and this year was no exception. The atmospheric conditions — with frequent formation of wave clouds over the Rockies — seem to combine with a good sun angle to create almost unbelievably brilliant scenes, especially with still unfrozen waters of Dillon Reservoir as a mirror, and best of all, you don’t have to get up all that early to catch it, with the best colors peaking between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. Check out our daily photo feed on Instagram and visit our Fine Art America online gallery for more landscape shots from Colorado. Continue reading
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