Landscape

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Can’t Beat Montana Thunderstorms

I know just about everyone says that their state gets the best thunderstorms but I do love them here in Montana. This day started out crystal clear and by the end of the afternoon we head one massive thunderhead smack dab above us. Thankfully we didn’t get any lightning which was good considering all of […]

June 8th, 2016 | Comments Off on Can’t Beat Montana Thunderstorms
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Love those Storm Clouds

I just can’t get enough of spring thunderstorms. The great cloud formations and the little bit of light that accentuate them can make for some great shooting. This is a simple click taken with the D5 and 24-70 AF-S.

May 24th, 2016 | Comments Off on Love those Storm Clouds
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Spring Storms

We’re getting into that time of the year when the great Montana Spring thunderstorms come through the valley and with them comes some truly beautiful photo opps. June and July are some of my favorite months for landscape photography because we get those sudden temperature changes that make for really dramatic clouds. Saturday was a […]

May 23rd, 2016 | Comments Off on Spring Storms
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First Shots with the D5

If you were expecting to see something amazing and never seen before then you’re probably going to be disappointed. The truth is with any new piece of camera gear the best place to start is right at home. The reason being it’s a controlled environment and there will be differences. The biggest mistake you can […]

May 17th, 2016 | Comments Off on First Shots with the D5
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Which Pano option is best?

Simple Pano question for you. When it comes to panos is it better for the pano to be long and skinny or shorter and wider? I keep playing with the different aspect ratios which differs greatly when you combine more images and I can’t decide whether spherical or cylindrical is a best. In some cases […]

April 27th, 2016 | Comments Off on Which Pano option is best?
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In the Absence of Light, Structure is King

Even when the light has finally disappeared, it’s not time to put the camera away yet. Without light all that is left is structure and structure can make for some great images. Spring thunderstorms are great examples as the clouds often form these great masses of drama. The key is to take that image and […]

April 15th, 2016 | Comments Off on In the Absence of Light, Structure is King
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A Little Bit of Light in The Evening Thunderstorm

It’s gotten to be that time of the year where we start getting great thunderstorms rolling through in the afternoons in the Gallatin Valley. While this forecast does call for some snow this week, odds are it will turn to rain in the lower elevations and anything that accumulates will be gone in a day. […]

April 13th, 2016 | Comments Off on A Little Bit of Light in The Evening Thunderstorm
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Is it Possible To Always Get the Shot?

I spent Saturday by an Otter den waiting for them to come out. They didn’t. Wanting to still shoot but ready to call it on the Otters I then headed over to known Yellow Bellied Marmot spot to see if they would be more cooperative. They didn’t. Finally on Sunday I went down to the […]

April 11th, 2016 | Comments Off on Is it Possible To Always Get the Shot?
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What makes a Good Photograph?

I get asked this question a lot and it’s really hard to answer it because my normal answer of, “one that tells a compelling story,” usually isn’t ever good enough. The specifics of what makes a good photograph is always hard to nail down because every photograph is different. The obvious answer is light but […]

April 5th, 2016 | Comments Off on What makes a Good Photograph?
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A little Light can tell a lot

Happy April Fools Day! It’s Spring. No it’s winter. Maybe not. Yea it’s that time of the year that isn’t really spring but isn’t really winter either. It’s what we like to call Montana Spring. As result we often get rather weird storms coming through which yields rain in the valley and snow in the […]

April 1st, 2016 | Comments Off on A little Light can tell a lot