Morning photo: Fire and ice

Early in the morning …

Frost crystals grow along the Snake River in Summit County, Colorado.

FRISCO — You know what they say about the early bird, right? Well, the same holds true for photography. Sometimes you have to get up early to get the good shots, like the delicate frost crystals that bloom as water evaporating from the river turns directly to ice, without ever going through a liquid stage, or being in just the right spot when the sunrise glow illuminates the clouds from below.

Thanksgiving sunup over Dillon Reservoir and the Continental Divide.
Snake River flows.
Dawn colors over Dillon Reservoir.
Deep in the ice of Meadow Creek, next year’s runoff is waiting.
Morning glow on the Gore Range.

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