Posted on November 12, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
Snow, snow, snow!
Outside the kitchen window …
November storm clearing around the Gore Range above Silverthorne, Colorado.
First storm along Meadow Creek in Frisco, Colorado.
Snow glow and sparkles at Dillon Reservoir.
FRISCO — OK, so we’re getting a little ahead of ourselves. It’s only still autumn, not winter, but at 9,000 feet up in the Colorado Rockies, the in-between season often tilts toward the cold side of the scale. And even though November is one of the driest months of the year for total moisture, when a burly Arctic air mass bears down from the north, with moist air streaming in from the west at the same time, look out.
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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 October 3, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
From gold to white …
Early morning light over the Gore Range in Summit County, Colorado.
FRISCO — Autumn is in the house, and apparently can’t wait to get out of the way as Old Man Winter comes knocking on the door. Winds are sweeping the trees, as if to prepare them for the heavy (we hope) loads of snow in the months ahead, and even though we’ll surely return to a spell of warm, sunny days, it’s always awesome to see the first snows coating the peaks. Continue reading
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Posted on September 27, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
Piercing evening light helped ensure good sharpness in this iPhone pano. Click on the image to view it full size.
FRISCO — It’s hard not to take photos when Colorado’s aspen groves explode into a riot of fall colors each year. The past couple of days, we’ve had quick-building thunderclouds appear late in the day. Friday evening even brought a few lightning bolts. But the clouds are not the same as the thick summer monsoon layer that dampens the light. These high-based storm clouds allow plenty of sunlight to creep in from beneath, giving some of these traditional foliage shots some extra drama. Continue reading
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Posted on September 24, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
New season …
Autumn rainclouds lifting over Frisco, Colorado.
FRISCO — A spell of rainy days in the Colorado high country made for some spectacular morning and evening scenes, with pendulous gray clouds providing a great backdrop for the spectacle of changing leaves. It’s actually pretty hard to take a bad picture of fall colors, although when you’re pushing the envelope in low-light or high contrast situations, there’s always room for improvement. Continue reading
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Posted on September 22, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
So turns the celestial wheel
Balanced perfectly, picking out bugs and sipping raindrops – a perfect way to welcome fall!
FRISCO — It’s been feeling like fall for several weeks in Summit County, with a few dustings of snow already on the high peaks and the annual procession of colors in local forests. But today is the real deal, folks. The autumnal equinox marks the first “official” day of fall and it means soon we’ll be enjoying crisp days, frost on the ground, and, hopefully, snow. On this rainy morning, a flock of small birds decided to hang out in the aspens around our house, busily hopping amongst the branches, finding food and water. It’s pretty amazing how just a small clump of three or four trees can feel like a big forest ecosystem when you look close up. Continue reading
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Posted on September 20, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
Roadside. Lower Blue Valley, Colorado.
FRISCO — I made a pre-dawn start to try and set up in a good position to watch sunrise light up the Gore Range, then made a few roadside stops heading back toward Frisco. Today will be a very, very good day to check some fall colors in Colorado. There’s a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon, but if you’re a shutterbug, all the better — storm clouds and shadows will only add depth and texture to your images. Check out my Instagram feed for daily photo updates, and if you would like to purchase fine art prints or greeting cards, visit our online gallery. Continue reading
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