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Get out and Enjoy the Parks

This week marked the 99th Anniversary of the National Park Service. 292 million people visited National Parks in 2014. What will the numbers be like this year? I don’t know. But I can tell you that I will be among those people this year. Will you? National Parks, Monuments, Historic Sights, and Memorials are some […]

August 28th, 2015 | Comments Off on Get out and Enjoy the Parks
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The P-26 Peashooter

They sure got the name right with this one! I don’t know if it’s the size, shape or color of this aircraft but the name really does fit this fighter. Despite the affectionate name given to it by American Service men, the Boeing P-26 Peashooter was the first all metal production fighter and first pursuit […]

August 27th, 2015 | Comments Off on The P-26 Peashooter
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Wolves aren’t just in the North Anymore

For years I having been chasing the illusive image of the Grey Wolf. I have tried on countless times to get that awe inspiring image that captures the animals true beauty while telling their story. Apparently I have been looking in the wrong place. This made headlines last Friday but I kept forgetting to write […]

August 26th, 2015 | Comments Off on Wolves aren’t just in the North Anymore
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National Park Service 99th Anniversary

Today is the 99th Anniversary of the creation of the National Park Service. For almost a century the NPS has helped maintain this countries natural beauties while helping others get involved and inspired with the world around them. There are 407 national parks in the United States and each one has something special to offer. […]

August 25th, 2015 | Comments Off on National Park Service 99th Anniversary
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Panos and Planes

Ever since the merge to pano option was introduced into Adobe Camera Raw, I have been using that technique to bring out more in my visual story telling. It still amazes me how good of a job the computer does with stitching the photos together especially when it comes to aircraft. There are so many […]

August 21st, 2015 | Comments Off on Panos and Planes
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Dealing with the Smoke

Well the smoke from the forest fires that have been burning off to the western half of the United States has finally found its way to Montana. Over the last week the smoke has slowly gotten worse and worse. Right now it’s so thick I can’t see more then half a mile out. The other […]

August 20th, 2015 | Comments Off on Dealing with the Smoke
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National Aviation Day

It’s great that no matter how old you get you can always learn something new. For instance, after all these years of blogging about aviation I didn’t know that August 19th is officially National Aviation Day. The holiday was created in 1939 by President Roosevelt who decreed this holiday in honor of Orville Wright’s birthday. […]

August 19th, 2015 | Comments Off on National Aviation Day
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The Background Tells the Story

Every photograph is made up of multiple elements and each element is either a detractor or a supporter. It’s our job as visual artists to determine which way those elements go. When it comes to the background, the background can be many different things and still work there really isn’t a rule saying you can […]

August 18th, 2015 | Comments Off on The Background Tells the Story
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Working the Morning Light

It’s been just a whirlwind of getting caught up over the weekend and thankfully I haven’t missed too much shooting in the process. Over the last several days we have just incredibly smokey skies in the valley and they aren’t even the good kind that provide color, these are just grey. Well this got me […]

August 17th, 2015 | Comments Off on Working the Morning Light
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Celebrating VJ Day

My apologies for the tardiness of this well deserved blog post. During the excitement of Photoshop World I had forgotten to get this post finished. Today is a very important day and thankfully as I have been reading online many news outlets have picked up the story today and made to sure to pay tribute […]

August 14th, 2015 | Comments Off on Celebrating VJ Day