After a snowstorm, we arose to see fog in the canyons. As the sun rose in the sky, the fog slowly drained back down the canyon. See Fog at Sunrise:
Here is a short video of time lapse rising of the full moon on two evenings at sunset:
Here is a clip of clouds racing as a storm moves in at sunset:
Here is a very short surise time lapse video:
Video of sunrise, sunset and moonrise from the cabin.
Most of the photos are sunset and sunrise pictures seen below were taken at our Colorado cabin, Eagle Peak.
Over Boulder and the Front Range
Eagle Peak sunrise
Pre-dawn sunrise on the Front Range near Boulder
We left the cabin at sunrise, driving back to Atlanta. Our last Colorado sunrise for a while.
The lights of Boulder taken without a tripod. The shaky effect caught my eye.
Blizzard was just clearing from the Front Range. The clouds opened and there was the moon.
Just as the sun peaks over the horizon, the sky lightens and the snow goes from dark to pink, to yellow to white.
The Forest Service has been burning huge slash piles from their wildfire mitigation work. Makes for good sunrises and sunsets.
You can see the lights of the city and the traffic on the roads 4000 feet below our cabin above Boulder
from Eagle Peak
8 degrees this morning when I went onto the deck to shoot some pictures of fog and sunrise.
Beautiful end to our first day up here.
We were up in the Lamar Valley for some winter wold watching
You can see the tiny lights of a city four thousand feet below the cabin.
Eagle Peak, near Boulder
We replaced the log spokes in our porch railing with plexiglass so we can see down to the meadow. This morning, crystals of ice had formed on the plexiglass and were glittering in the sun.
at dawn over Boulder
We got three inches of snow last night, and went to bed in a fog. This morning, as the sun rose, the fog is hanging in the valleys.
When we look out over the flats and it looks like a sea of fog, it is hard to tell you aren't at the shore.
In the winter, you can get up at 6:30 and see the sunrise. By July, you've got to get up at 5.
Mount Evans is one of three 14ers in the Front Range
beautiful sunrise at Eagle Peak, Boulder, CO
Looking east from the front porch, Eagle Peak, Boulder, CO
view from the porch, Eagle Peak
Pink snow at Eagle Peak
looking east from the front porch, Eagle Peak, Boulder, CO
from Eagle Peak, Boulder, CO
Flat Irons from Eagle Peak, Front Range, CO
When a low camps out in SE Colorado, it brings damp Gulf air and slams it into the Front Range. All our biggest dumps come from this upslope flow, which wrings all the moisture out of the air. It comes and goes like an ocean of fog rolling in and engulfing us. Then a couple days later, it rolls out.
Looking down off the deck at Eagle Peak, near Boulder, CO
The clouds have cleared up here at 9000 feet, but Boulder is still in the storm. It recedes from the mountain valleys like the tide.
As we descended through Gold Hill and down Sunshine Canyon, we stopped and admired the sunrise over the Front Range. Sunshine Canyon is the only way down from the high country right now. The 'Biblical' Flood of September 2013 has destroyed every other canyon road down to Fort Collins and Boulder from the Front Range.
The first light casts a pink glow on the fresh snow.
Eagle Peak, Boulder, CO
The beautiful Flat Irons of Boulder seen from deeper into the mountains.
Eagle Peak, CO
Storm Front arriving today over the Front Range, CO
Pink light on a 14er, viewed from Eagle Peak near Boulder