Posted on May 23, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Just a few Summit scenics
Looking toward A-Basin from Loveland Pass on during the eclipse sunset.
SUMMIT COUNTY —Recipe for a good photo: Get up early, climb up high and wait for the light … It helps to have a lake in the foreground to add some reflective qualities. Alternatively, cruise out to your favorite vista point around sunset and linger for a while. Sometimes the light doesn’t come where or when you expect it. No iPhone shots in this set. All taken with the Nikon DSLR.
First light over Dillon Reservoir from Lake Hill.
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Posted on May 18, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Finding beauty in beetle-killed forests
Morning scene along the shore of Dillon Reservoir.
By Bob Berwyn
SUMMIT COUNTY — A few images from the daily peregrinations along the shore of the reservoir. I usually try to assiduously avoid the clearcut areas in photos because really, who wants to see pictures of stumps. But every now and then, it’s probably a good reminder, especially with a warming climate that may very well bring additional blight to high country ecosystems. (more…)
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Posted on May 17, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Around the neighborhood
Wispy skies over Summit County.
SUMMIT COUNTY — The day started early, with photos down at the wetlands even before making coffee, which is pretty unusual for me, but at least I was wide awake when brewed the first cup. After dropping the kid at school, I took the dogs for the usual early morning walk by the reservoir. Under somewhat murky light, I wasn’t expect much, so I started playing around with the iPhone Photoshop app, a free download with a few basic functions. I think of it as doodling with the camera. (more…)
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Posted on May 16, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Denver Water will try to maintain water levels for marina operation on Dillon Reservoir under a historic Colorado water agreement.
Historic agreement hailed as start of a new collaborative era
By Bob Berwyn
SUMMIT COUNTY — A major water agreement aimed at ending decades of feuding and litigation between the Front Range and the West Slope moved one step closer to completion this week, as Denver Water, Summit County and Grand County representatives inked the deal at a ceremony in Hot Sulphur Springs.
Along with being hailed as a model of collaboration by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, the deal also gives all the parties some certainties as to the future management and disposition of the state’s most precious resource.
Against a backdrop of an intensifying mountain drought, Hickenlooper said this year’s dry conditions magnify the need for cooperative solutions and highlight the fragility of the state’s rivers in the face of possible climate change impacts and increasing demand from a growing population.
“Some of our watersheds are reporting the driest conditions in our recorded history … this puts Colorado on a better footing, with more secure water sources both for headwaters counties and Denver,” Hickenlooper said. (more…)
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Posted on May 5, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
The night before the ‘supermoon’
Moonlight glitters on Dillon Reservoir in a grainy Instagram image.
SUMMIT COUNTY — With a ‘supermoon’ coming tonight, I went out to do some low-light iPhone test shots. Turns out the little camera does some interesting things as the sky transitions from daylight to night. It wants to light up the scene as if it were daylight. I haven’t delved into all the various apps yet, though I’m sure there are some that would help capture a more “real” lightscape, but it was still fun using the Instagram filters to add some effects to the evening show along the shore of Dillon Reservoir. The supermoon, by the way, is when the full moon coincides with our satellite’s closest approach to Earth. Astronomers say the orb can appear 14 percent bigger and 20 percent than a standard full moon. (more…)
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Posted on April 28, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Some bonus shots
One of the first thunderstorms of the warm season dissipates in the coolness of evening.
SUMMIT COUNTY — Just a few shots from the past week that didn’t make into the daily rotation. Check our online gallery at Imagekind for more, and you can find more Summit Voice photography at RedBubble. (more…)
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Posted on April 15, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Saturday started with a brilliant sunrise, as the sun was able to get a foothold beneath the oncoming storm clouds.
SUMMIT COUNTY — The sun peaked through early morning Saturday, but it was already apparent that a storm was starting to move in, with winds gradually shifting from a warm southwesterly flow, to west, to northwest, the favored direction for snowfall in the north-central mountains. Here’s how it looked around the reservoir at dawn, and then late in the afternoon, when the snow began to fly. (more…)
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Posted on April 12, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Not a good place for cooking spray.
Kenosha steakhouse kitchen explosion results in evacuation of popular eatery
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY —A can of cooking spray that over-heated and exploded injured two employees and resulted in the evacuation of the Kenosha Steakhouse in Breckenridge, Colorado, Wednesday evening at about 5:30 p.m.
The two employees were transported by personal vehicle to the local hospital for treatment.
According to the Red, White & Blue Fire District, firefighters were called to the scene by a reported sprinkler activation. While en route, they received further information that there had been an “explosion.” (more…)
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Posted on April 8, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
With this year's ice about to melt, it's time to track it through the season.
Summit County — In lieu of snow (OK, there was a little bit …) it was a great season to watch the ice come and go on Dillon Reservoir. I’ve combed the archives to show the ice through the seasons. (more…)
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Posted on March 25, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Bears that become habituated to food from human sources can be a problem, and it's a situation that usually doesn't end well for the bear. PHOTO COURTESY COLORADO PARKS AND WILDLIFE.
Wildlife experts focus on educating residents on living with wildlife
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — With early bear sightings reported along the Front Range and in the high country, state wildlife managers are once encouraging residents to take steps to avoid unwanted close encounters with the wild animals.
“So far the reports that we’ve received have been mostly just sightings – people seeing bears,” said Cory Chick, Area Wildlife Manager for Colorado Springs. “But it’s a very good time to remind people that trash is the number one bear attractant and people can do their part by following some simple rules at home.”
The unseasonably warm weather of the past few weeks is luring the omnivores out of their dens. Bear sightings have been reported in Colorado Springs, Aspen, Durango and Summit County. (more…)
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