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Snow Makes For Good Black and Whites

Black and White photography is still a realm in which I enjoy working but honestly frustrates the hell out of me. Perhaps it has something to do with my age and not growing up around black and white photography enough. Maybe I haven’t studied the great black and white photographers enough. Whatever the reason, I […]

February 8th, 2016 | Comments Off on Snow Makes For Good Black and Whites
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Color, Black and White, or Both

One of the many reasons I love working outdoors is you never know what will happen. After three miles of walking through snow and freezing water I wasn’t really anxious to go any further. When I came upon this bend I was quite excited because it had a great look to it. Quite simply, the […]

February 5th, 2016 | Comments Off on Color, Black and White, or Both
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The F-86 Sabre

Well I don’t normally write about jets in this category, mostly because my knowledge on the jet age is a little bit more lacking then with antiques and warbirds, but this particular one has always caught my attention and it just seemed like it was worth adding to the selection. The F-86 Sabre, also known […]

February 4th, 2016 | Comments Off on The F-86 Sabre
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Does the subject need to be front lit?

Winter time is one of my most favorite times to shoot because the light looks so different with all the snow on the ground. Everything naturally looks more contrasted because of the snow and the subjects appear to be in a more inhospitable environment. It can be very challenging dealing with these harsh blacks and […]

February 3rd, 2016 | Comments Off on Does the subject need to be front lit?
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The Devil is in the Details

The little details do make a big difference and it’s important to pay attention to them all. When I went out on Saturday, the temperature was quickly rising after the storm on Friday, but the storm created these great ice rings on everything. Those ice rings created lots of simple small subjects that were just […]

February 2nd, 2016 | Comments Off on The Devil is in the Details
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It’s Good to Walk with the Camera

Montana stills amazes me. Over the last five years I have been watching the weather a lot more closely to find better timing with my shooting and what fascinates me is how big the storms come through in November and December and then they seem to get smaller as far as accumulation in the valley. […]

February 1st, 2016 | Comments Off on It’s Good to Walk with the Camera
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Blog Maintenance

It’s one of the few chores that I don’t really enjoy. Going through and doing blog maintenance is really important but it’s not something that I enjoy doing. It takes a lot of time to go through and test all of the links, look at all the photos and find outdated ones, create links to […]

January 29th, 2016 | Comments Off on Blog Maintenance
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The P38 Lightning

Since yesterday marked the first flight of the P-38 Lightning, I figured today would be a good time to include the P-38 in my aviation weekly post. The P-38 is one of my favorite planes, not for its rarity in todays world but for the planes vast history that stretches across the whole world. The […]

January 28th, 2016 | Comments Off on The P38 Lightning
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First Flight of the P-38

Today marks the first flight of one of my favorite airplanes that came out of WWII, the P-38 Lightning. While technically it was developed in 1937 for a call made by the USAAC, it was January 27th 1939 that it first flew and it was the only fighter to be have been in production for […]

January 27th, 2016 | Comments Off on First Flight of the P-38
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Better Find a Good Subject

When you’re faced with a bald sky day and you’re out shooting, you’d better be looking for a good subject. I’ve spent a lot of time chasing great clouds to make dramatic images, but not a lot of time out chasing on Sunny 16 days. They just were never that appealing to me. But if […]

January 26th, 2016 | Comments Off on Better Find a Good Subject