Posted on October 22, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Colors of autumn
A disintegrating wave cloud leads to a spectacular sunset over the Meadow Creek wetlands in Frisco, Colorado.
FRISCO — The seasonal shift in weather patterns often leads to the formation of wave, or lenticular, clouds over the crest of the Rockies. The pattern is most common in autumn, but also occurs in winter and less frequently spring, when stable, fast-moving air flows over mountains or other barriers oriented perpendicular to the direction from which the upper-level wind is blowing. The formation of the clouds often leads to colorful sunsets and sunrises. While they look like they’re standing still, the clouds are constantly dissipating and reforming, with strong winds flowing through them. The clouds are often associated with strong turbulence, so even though they’re pleasing to photographers. pilots are not always happy to see them. (more…)
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Posted on October 20, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Structure in nature is evident in the growth of ice crystals on autumn leaves near the shore of Dillon Reservoir.
FRISCO — The day started with a pretty sweet sunset, with a thin wave cloud over the Continental Divide adding texture and color to the sky. A short dog walk near Heaton Bay yielded a fun shot of some morning frost, which seems to form fully just in the last few minutes before the sun hits the ground. And I also managed to get just a wee bit closer to the Clark’s grebes that have been feeding in the bay for the past week or so. The wave cloud lingered through sunset, book-ending the day with a brilliant sunset. (more…)
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Posted on October 11, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
The golden hour (or sometimes that magic minute)
FRISCO — I hadn’t downloaded the pics of my Nikon DSLR for about 10 days, but after a quick shoot during Wednesday’s sunrise, I knew I had a couple of worthwhile shots. In a pleasant surprise, I found a few more images from the past week or two that weren’t quite as bright as the spectacular wave cloud, but still decent images of late fall, including the full moon setting over Buffalo Mountain. (more…)
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