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Back to the Spring Showers

May has been one very interesting month flying across the country and the weather has been more then interesting over the last month. Spring time in Montana has always been one of my favorite times of the year because of the great thunderstorms we get. Memorial Weekend was very wet as we had rain throughout […]

May 27th, 2015 | Comments Off on Back to the Spring Showers
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Walking Along the Huron River

One of the great things about Michigan is being in Michigan. Having spent so much time west of the rockies, it’s nice to be able to spend time east of the Rockies and walking along the Huron River seemed like a pretty good way to do just that. With the D4 and 24-70mm AF-S f/2.8, […]

May 20th, 2015 | Comments Off on Walking Along the Huron River
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The multiple faces of Smoky Quartz

I love learning new things and each day there is the possibility for something. Last weekend for instance I learned that Montana is one of the largest producers of Smoky Quartz crystal, a rare crystal in other states. The Smoky quartz is the dark version of the white quartz that most people known about and […]

May 1st, 2015 | Comments Off on The multiple faces of Smoky Quartz
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Making Pano’s in Adobe Camera Raw

With the launch last week of Lightroom CC there was also an update to Camera Raw 9.0. With this new update came the ability to merge images in ACR to create panos and HDR images. For those that have ever tried to make panos before, using ACR is so much nicer! It’s a very fast […]

April 29th, 2015 | Comments Off on Making Pano’s in Adobe Camera Raw
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Inspiration lead to a new Shot

A while back I saw an image on Google+ and it was a real nice basic landscape shot that was taken while laying down in the middle of the road. It really got my attention and made me want to go out and get a shot like it. Now I have always been an advocate […]

April 27th, 2015 | Comments Off on Inspiration lead to a new Shot
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Below the Ground

I felt kind of bad for not doing a post for earth day so I thought better late then never but with a twist. Instead of showing some trees or some mountains, I thought I would go underground to the world beneath our feet. This is one of the chambers in Lewis and Clark Caverns […]

April 24th, 2015 | Comments Off on Below the Ground
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One Last Antique

A long time ago I started going to a junkyard to work the antique and aged cars that made up the yard. It was these little corners that I started to develop my technique and skill as a photographer and thus wouldn’t forget them. Sadly this particular one outside of Bozeman is gone. Not sure […]

April 15th, 2015 | Comments Off on One Last Antique
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Using Adobe Camera Raw with iPhone shots

I was playing around today with some shots I took with my iPhone while flying between trips and decided to post one of them. While it certainly is never going to be hanging on my office wall it’s still fun to play around with. It’s amazing how far our phone cameras have come and now […]

April 7th, 2015 | Comments Off on Using Adobe Camera Raw with iPhone shots
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The Inner Scene Becomes the Whole Scene

When it comes to landscape photography I was taught a long time ago that taking in everything in your scope, while good, is not always the best way to go about it. If you go by the traditional rule of thirds then you have to take everything into effect but if you are trying to […]

April 1st, 2015 | Comments Off on The Inner Scene Becomes the Whole Scene
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The Fabulous Spring Sunsets Have Returned

I’ve spent most of my life living in the mountains and it still amazes me how much the landscape can change. For a couple of years now I have gone to one spot just south of town for sunset shoots of the Bridger Mountains. The main reason is an obvious one, it’s a really good […]

March 31st, 2015 | Comments Off on The Fabulous Spring Sunsets Have Returned