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The Light Always comes Through

The smoke has finally found its way into the valley. We have had a very fortunate summer so far in which we haven’t had many fires or had to deal with much smoke. After the latest set of storms that have come through we now have a fire burning out in the Bitterroots. When we […]

August 4th, 2014 | Comments Off

The options in the endless fields

The great thing about living in a valley surrounded by farms and ranches is having those long fields of wheat, alfalfa and barley to work with. Looking back out to the east as the sun went down the horizon had just a few puffies left but that was enough. With fields like these there are […]

August 1st, 2014 | Comments Off

Working that Thunderstorm

Well I wasn’t kidding when I said on Monday that it has been a busy time but I got out for a little bit chasing the thunderstorm that we had a couple nights ago. It didn’t produce to much lightning but the god beams were fantastic. No barn to put with them but a large […]

July 31st, 2014 | Comments Off

Monday Madness

I wish I had something classy and inspirational right now to say but with all the processing that I’ve been doing over the last couple days, I can’t think of anything. It’s been a great couple of days and tomorrow I’ll hopefully and have something better up but for now this one from the backyard […]

July 28th, 2014 | Comments Off

A New albeit common one for the files

Yesterday I talked about going to those old haunts over and over again. Well as I said there is always the chance of improvement and then there is the chance of something new. While I was on the Gallatin I noticed this Spotted Sandpiper, a common bird but one that I have never photographed but […]

July 24th, 2014 | Comments Off

Going back to the old haunts

Over the years I have gone to some of the same locations over and over again in hopes of improving on the images I already have. Once you know of a good shooting spot, it’s good practice to go back there and challenge yourself to come up with something new or to improve. Well this […]

July 23rd, 2014 | Comments Off

Using your backyard town

One of the frequent questions I get is how to get those good shots with just whats around town. Well a lot of it comes with patience and exploring. There is an amazing amount of opportunities right in everyone’s backyard that can yield some amazing results if only you stop and look for them. No […]

July 22nd, 2014 | Comments Off

Good old Barns

If I’ve said it once I’ll say it again, I love old barns. Every time I find one I mark it down on the map. They just have such great character to them and the possibilities photographically are practically limitless. Of course having a dramatic sky helps to, which I found humorous as I was […]

July 21st, 2014 | Comments Off

The Birth of the Bronco

The constant challenge when it comes to air to air photography is never finding a subject, plenty of pilots want to go fly, but rather finding the right photo platform to use for the photo mission. There are many good aircraft that can be used but of the best is also one of the hardest […]

July 16th, 2014 | Comments Off

The reality of Operation Bolero

Before the US got involved in WWII we were delivering supplies and arms to help the allies. In 1942 a plan was created to help the British push back the Germans for a mid 1943 invasion, which never happened. Operation Bolero as it was called laid the groundwork for operation overlord which was the allied […]

July 15th, 2014 | Comments Off