Posted on January 24, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Mountain skies …
A fiery sunrise heralds a change in the weather in late January 2013.
FRISCO — It’s funny how I still think of good old Kodachrome when I’m shooting a colorful sunset. Like a lot of old time photographers, I still have boxes of slides, and someday, I’ll scan the best of them and ditch the rest — but not yet. Wednesday’s brilliant sunrise inspired me to post a few more recent sunrise and sunset scenes featuring Grays and Torreys peaks, those towering 14ers along the Divide that serve as a foil to those colorful skies.
This sunset sky over Summit County looks painted.
So cold, so warm …
The colors are always a bit different after a fresh snowfall.
In the meadow.
At the shore.
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Posted on December 17, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Hard to pick just one!
Thick gray January clouds gave way to a brilliant sunrise over the Continental Divide in January 2012. Bob Berwyn photo.
FRISCO — OK, I admit, I’m a sunrise and sunset junkie. My favorite time to shoot pics is those golden crepuscular moments when the sky is dynamic and the whole world seems to light up in a sometimes other-worldly glow. And since it’s getting near the end of the year, I thought it would be a good time to look back through Summit Voice archives and pick out the year’s best dawn and dusk shots, only it wasn’t so easy. Every month of the year featured at least one or two spectacular scenes, and in some months, there were many, many more. So I decided to do two posts, starting with the first half of 2012.
Many of the images in Summit Voice photo essays are available in our Fine Art America online gallery, and there’s also Summit County gallery at our ImageKind website. You can also order images by contacting me directly at email@example.com. It’s a great way to support independent online journalism!
An April sunrise at Pine Cove, Frisco, Colorado.
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Posted on December 4, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Winter sun. Bob Berwyn photo.
Tuesday’s sunset the earliest of the year; afternoons will start getting longer on Dec. 12
By Bob Berwyn
SUMMIT COUNTY — If you’re tired of the sun setting behind the western mountains in the middle of the afternoon, fear not, there’s some relief in sight. As of today (Dec. 4) the sun has completed its southward peregrination along the western horizon, which means the afternoons won’t get any shorter.
For the next few days, the sun will set at nearly the same spot at 4:40 p.m. Then, starting Dec. 12, it will start to set a little bit later each day. By December 31, sunset will be a full 10 minutes later, at 4:50 p.m. (more…)
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Posted on November 5, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Better and better
By Bob Berwyn
FRISCO — Just when you think it can’t get any better … the sky ignites in an almost unbelievable display of vibrant colors, with clouds just at the right height so they reflect light back on the foreground, so you end up with balanced lighting and not just a colorful sky against a dark foreground. Even my teenage son was impressed, which means it was pretty awesome. He was also impressed by the recent series of stellar sunrises we’ve had. At one point he even commented, “We’ve had like four awesome sunrises in a row; what’s up with that?” I didn’t have the heart to tell hime that those sunrise scenes are more frequent than he might think. He just noticed them in the past few weeks because they were happening at the time that he’s actually outside, on his way to school, with his eyes open. Regardless, I’m glad he notices and appreciates these little gifts. (more…)
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Posted on March 18, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Or perhaps, Au Revoir?
A powerful wave cloud over the Continental Divide lights up in the glow of sunset.
SUMMIT COUNTY — Not a lot of words, just a few of our our favorite pics from the waning weeks of winter. Be sure to check out our online galleries at RedBubble and Imagekind, where you can buy matted and framed prints, greeting cards and other goodies to help support independent journalism in Summit County.
Same view, different sunset, different colors.
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Posted on December 5, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
More than just a backdrop …
Who needs Northern Lights?
SUMMIT COUNTY — Since I often photograph the same places (generally within a few minutes walk from my home and office) I tend to look at the sky to give the scene a fresh look, and I’ve been amazed, over the past couple of years, how often it obliges. Some shots from the past few months show how the season, time of day and other factors can illuminate the sky above Summit County in so many different ways. (more…)
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Posted on July 14, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
A dramatic sunset, with thunderclouds towering over the Continental Divide, photographed from the eastbound scenic overlook along I-70.
SUMMIT COUNTY — Driving my son’s friend home after an afternoon of fishing and longboarding, I saw the clouds start to take on a dramatic tinge. I talked the boys into one more quick stop along I-70 to snap a few shots of the sunset. The overlook along I-70 has quite the expansive view over Summit County and weren’t the only ones taking pictures.
For contrast, here's a November sunrise from the same spot.
I’ve been fond of this spot ever since I moved here in 1996. On one of my first days commuting along this stretch of highway I stopped early one morning to admire the view and of course noticed the drifts of garbage and litter piled up along the curb and in the dry grass near by. McDonald’s and Taco Bell wrappers, glass bottles, aluminum cans … from the looks of it, people were deliberately emptying the refuse from their cars at this incredible spot.
As a cub reporter, I thought it might make a good story, so I started making some calls. (more…)
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Posted on April 14, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
Sun, sand and sea …
End of the day, Gulf Coast, Florida.
SUMMIT COUNTY — I’ve always thought that sunset is a great time to drop what you’re doing and reflect for a few minutes. Watching the sun slip below the horizon really gives me a sense of the inexorable spinning of our globe, and with that, the full reality that time never stops. Each day is a gift, and sunset is the perfect moment to consciously appreciate it. Next time you notice those dusk colors getting deeper in the sky, think about shutting down your computer, turning the TV off and spending a few moments outside, reflecting on the grace we’ve been given.
All the shots were taken on Manasota Key, in Englewood Florida.
The reflected colors on the shadow of the log make me think of a diamond ring.
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Posted on March 31, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
Some beach time …
Hazy skies can't hide the luminescent waters of the Gulf of Mexico in Englewood, Florida.
SUMMIT COUNTY — A few early spring scenes from the Gulf Coast of Florida. It’s spring break time, so the tourists are as thick as the sea shells, but at twilight, the beach along Manasota Key is quiet, leaving room for bald eagles and great horned owls. (more…)
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Posted on March 7, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
From cityscapes to sunsets …
Sleepy valley. Love the car headlights on highway 9 in this shot.
SUMMIT COUNTY — The weekly retrospective, with links to the daily photoblogs. If you missed one, here’s your chance to catch up with Summit Voice photography. (more…)
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