Posted on December 6, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Not much sun but, oh, the snow!
December moon set over the Gore Range, Summit County, Colorado.
FRISCO — It didn’t take too long to run through a year’s worth of Summit County images from the Summit Voice archives, and here we are, with a few choice shots from December 2012, including some moonset shots taken from along Oro Grande Road. I didn’t have a huge number of shots from December, but ended up being pretty happy with the ones I did find. What’s your favorite December scene? Leave a comment and let us know, and if you like our daily snapshots, visit the online Fine Art America gallery for a great selection of Summit County landscape images. (more…)
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Posted on November 21, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Some January shots …
January sky over Summit County, Colorado.
FRISCO —Last January may not have been the snowiest month, but it was definitely wintry, at least judging by the Summit Voice photo archives, which features some stellar shots of the always-groovy ice formations along the Snake River, along with some killer sunsets and stunning sunrise images of the Gore Range. It’s hard for me to narrow down the selection to a half-dozen, and if you have a favorite that you think should be included, leave a comment in the box at the end of the post. If you enjoy our daily snapshots at Summit Voice, visit our online gallery at Fine Art America for more Summit County landscape and nature images featuring the light of the Rocky Mountains. (more…)
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Posted on November 15, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Climate action needed now to protect winter for future generations.
School outreach, social media campaign aims to empower youth
By Summit Voice
FRISCO — Ski and snowboard pros like Gretchen Bleiler and Jeremy Jones don’t need the IPCC to tell them that climate change is already having big impacts — they’ve been experiencing the changes first-hand for years. And as part of the Protect Our Winters campaign, they’ve taken their action-oriented message from the halls of Congress to the auditoriums at schools around the country. This month, POW relaunched its “Hot Planet/Cool Athletes” program to bring that perspective into classrooms.
The goal is to explain climate change in an engaging way, and to inspire and empower students to become involved in the movement to protect the winter sports and winter mountain environment. Sponsored by The North Face, and in association with Clif Bar, Mountain Equipment Co-Op and Teton Gravity Research, the program has already been presented to more than 20,000 students at 41 schools nationwide since 2011. (more…)
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Posted on November 6, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
When water turns to ice …
FRISCO —Sifting through my shots from the last few days, I noticed once again how drawn I am to waterside scenes. Sometimes I think that I really ought to try and get away from the streams, lakes and reservoirs and focus on dry land landscapes, just for a change of pace. But especially this time of the year, when water starts making that mystical change from liquid to solid, it’s just so tempting to try and capture that dynamic process — in color or, as in a few of the shots in this set, in black and white. Click on the images to see them full size, and visit our online gallery for more Summit County landscape magic. (more…)
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Posted on October 31, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Frozen stuff …
A micro-landscape along Meadow Creek, in Frisco, Colorado.
FRISCO —OK, so I’ll admit I have an ice obsession, at least for a few weeks in the fall, when the streams of Summit County start to freeze over. Later in the fall and in the winter, soft snow pillows cover most of creekbeds and streambanks, but for a few weeks in late October and early November, you can kind of see the bones of the rivers as they slow to a trickle. The freeze-up starts in the deepest parts of the canyons, usually where there are some overhanging branches. Splashes of water freeze in the cold air above the stream, then drip down, creating quite an amazing variety of shapes. Set against the flowing water, it can be a magical scene. Please visit the online Summit Voice gallery at Fine Art America for more Summit County landscapes. (more…)
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Posted on April 10, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Winter sports athletes are urging action on climate change and energy in a letter to President Obama.
Olympic medalists, ski stars ask President Obama to speed the shift to clean energy
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — As Colorado ski areas struggle with a second consecutive season of below-average snowfall and the Sierra Nevada snowpack only about half of average, a group of 75 Olympic medalists and other winter sports athletes are warning that winter is in trouble.
Stepping up to represent the global snow sports community on the political stage, the athletes this week sent a letter to President Barack Obama, urging him to take action on climate and clean energy.
“Without a doubt, winter is in trouble … at risk are the economies of tourist-dependent states where winter tourism generates $12.2 billion in revenue annually, supports 212,000 jobs and $7 billion in salaries. Those are the jobs and businesses owned by our friends and families, generators of billions in federal and state income.” (more…)
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Posted on April 2, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Morning skies over the Gore Range.
FRISCO — Snow photos dominated in March, probably because it was the first month in quite a while to deliver plenty of moisture, along with cool temps and wintry full moon setting in the early days of spring. (more…)
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Posted on March 26, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Felt — and looked — like January
A frosty scene along the Blue River at the inlet to Dillon Reservoir.
FRISCO —I didn’t really think I’d get another chance to shoot anymore frosty scenes this year, but our early spring storm definitely brought a flashback to January and February conditions with the added benefit of late March light. Deep snow, temps well below zero and bright sunshine — a great way to start the week in Summit County, offering some hope that the drought may be easing. (more…)
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Posted on March 18, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
All the colors …
Sunset afterglow on the Continental Divide.
By Bob Berwyn
FRISCO — I’m quite amazed sometimes how different the skies can look over the Colorado Rockies within just the span of a few nights. It’s the same sky, the same mountains, right? But subtle changes in the altitude, density and thickness of the clouds, dust in the air, and so many other factors can change the light dramatically. These shots were all taken in late fall and early winter 2011, showing the changing light over the Continental Divide. If you enjoy this set, please visit our online FineArt America gallery for more Summit County landscape photography. (more…)
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Posted on March 9, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Spring is coming …
A fragile structure of inch-long hoar frost crystals grow in a shady spot along the shoreline of Dillon Reservoir on the north side of the Frisco Peninsula.
FRISCO —There may not be any wildflowers during winter in Summit County, but there’s no shortage of spectacular colors and textures, from gleaming ice to the warm tones of winter sunset and moonrise. With the impending change of seasons, I thought it was a good time to look back and choose a few of the all-time best winter landscapes. If you like what you see, visit our Summit County gallery online at FineArt America, where you can buy high quality prints or greeting cards. They make great gifts, and it’s one of the best ways to support our independent online journalism project.
A December full moon rises over the Continental Divide.
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