Morning photo: Sunday set

Mirror in the sky …


FRISCO —Weather forecasters are telling us that the monsoon season here in the Rocky Mountains will probably start early this year. In fact, the first surge of subtropical moisture is set to arrive starting today, which is good news if you like photos with dramatic clouds and lighting, and also good news for wild mushroom hunters, since our forest fungi need those summer rains to proliferate. But even before the monsoon season kicked in this year, we saw plenty of moisture the past few weeks, leaving Summit County as green as I’ve ever seen it. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for daily photo updates and visit our online Fine Art America gallery for more Colorado landscape photography.

Morning photo: Got mountains?

Break out the long lens

FRISCO — After decades of shooting with SLRs and DSLRs, I’ve drastically changed my photography habits. I still carry a couple of cameras and a few lenses if I want to shoot wildlife, or catch a closeup of the moon, but often these days, I wander out with only my iPhone. But a quick look back through the archives shows the value of keeping that long lens around, for wildlife, of course, and even to create a nice bokeh in a wildflower scene. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for daily photo updates and visit our online Fine Art America gallery for more Colorado landscape photography.

Morning photo: Mountain love!

Springtime in the Rockies

FRISCO —There’s not much that can go wrong when you point your camera at some stunning Rocky Mountain peaks during the glow of a sunrise or sunset on a fine spring day. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for daily photo updates and visit our online Fine Art America gallery for more Colorado landscape photography.

Morning photo: Evening splendor

Twilight …


FRISCO —A short set from the past week featuring some late light magic in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for daily photo updates and visit our online Fine Art America gallery for some of our best Colorado landscape photography.

Morning photo: Evening clouds

At the point …

FRISCO —Watching the weather forecast the last few days, it was clear that our steady stream of spring moisture was about to run out, with a shift to more traditional late-June weather, which very often is dry and hot in the high country. Nothing against clear, blue-sky days and starry nights, but I love clouds, especially for taking photos, so when I headed out Thursday evening for a nearby spot here in Frisco to try and capture a few cloud scenes. One building thundercloud in particular caught my eye. Looking east from my vantage point, it looked the cloud was probably located over western Jefferson County, maybe above Evergreen, and it grew visibly, straight up, generating a classic anvil head within about 30 minutes, interesting to see because it happened late in the evening, which is usually when the clouds start to collapse as they lose the heat of the day. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for daily photo updates and visit our online Fine Art America gallery for some of our best Colorado landscape photography.

Morning photo: Summer light

A June photo jam …

FRISCO —I take most of my photos within a couple of miles of home here in Frisco partly because it seems kind of wasteful to drive around solely for the purpose of photography. But during the onset of the wildflower season, I sometimes venture just a little farther, visiting some of my favorite spots in the Lower Blue Valley, north of Silverthorne. During these longest days of the year, sunlight streams into the valley from the north, adding a new dimension to the Gore Range in the evenings. And this year, thanks to all the spring rain and snow, the wildflowers are going crazy, even in some of the dry, lower elevation sagebrush meadows, which are currently carpeted with colorful blooms. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for daily photo updates and visit our online Fine Art America gallery for some of the best Colorado landscape photography around!

Morning photo: Glorious!

Summit sunsets


FRISCO — A few quick sunset snapshots from the past few days in Summit County. Stormy weather makes for fantastic skies!

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