Tag: lenticular clouds

Morning photo: Sunday set

Sky shots, mostly …

FRISCO —Some lovely January days recently, with a bit of a thaw, although it’s far from being a total meltdown. Summit County has been on the ragged fringe of the storm track the past few weeks, which is good for photography (maybe not so great for skiing). But it means that we get wave clouds stacking dramatically over the high peaks – check out this Instagram timelapse video to see how they move – and gusty winds help fill in some of the many tracks criss-crossing the snowfields, creating the visual illusion of pristine.

Cloud flow

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Morning photo: Mountain magic

Wave clouds

A wave cloud sunrise over Dillon Reservoir and Keystone Ski Area.

FRISCO — Great wave clouds the last few days enhanced the morning and evening light, making for some great photo ops! The clouds form when high-elevation winds stream directly toward the mountains and the air is pushed high into the atmosphere in a standing wave, similar to a wave in a river — because that’s what it is, a standing wave in an atmospheric river of air. Pretty hard to explain unless you see a good timelapse video like this one. Check out our daily photo feed on Instagram and visit our Fine Art America online gallery for more landscape shots from Colorado. Continue reading “Morning photo: Mountain magic”

Morning photo: Super Summit!

Weekend beauty

Sunset over the Continental Divide.

FRISCO —Squeezed in amid the bustle of a busy weekend, we managed to get out for a few sunrise and sunset strolls with dogs and cameras — and we’re glad that we did. The classic November wave cloud formed over Grays and Torreys peaks, two 14ers along the Continental Divide, lighting up the sky both at sunset and sunrise, developing colors that are almost indescribably rich. All in all, a good weekend for photography in Summit County! Check out our online gallery at Fine Art America for more landscape images. Continue reading “Morning photo: Super Summit!”

Morning photo: Weekend wonders

More wave cloud action

Sunrise … on the rocks.

FRISCO — At this point, I’m ready for some heavy overcast gray skies and fluffy snow, just like everyone else. But given the lack of clouds and precipitation, I’ve been enjoying the series of stunning sunrises and sunsets we’ve seen in the county the past few weeks. A persistent wave cloud over the Continental Divide has delivered some stunning colors and wave shapes, and as much as I’ve photographed them during the past few years, I never get tired of the scene. To the undiscerning eye, they may all look the same, but every single one has subtle differences, both in color and in the pattern it creates. Continue reading “Morning photo: Weekend wonders”