Bison on Antelope Island, Utah
Last year I had the opportunity to photograph some locations for author Anna Marlis Burgard’s Islands of America. Little did I know about all the fascinating, quirky, and unique locations there are! One of my favorites was Antelope Island in Utah with a very memorable fall bison roundup. Be sure to check out Anna’s latest article at Atlas Obscura.
Montana Outdoors Annual Photo Issue
Honored to have two of my images published in this year’s Montana Outdoors Photo Issue, including my image of Rock & Ice. If you haven’t picked up a copy, be sure to do so, there is some outstanding work by some amazing photographers. Great job on this one Luke Duran!
Canon Prograf IPF6400
Thought I would share our new piece of equipment that arrived in the office last week! Needless to say, I’m all excited like a little kid with this thing. Last year I decided to try one of Canon’s desktop printers, the Pixma Pro-10, and was so impressed I seriously started looking into their newer large format printer lines. Previously I had been using Epson with a variety of printers over the years and unfortunately as good as their printers are, I still had numerous ink consumption issues and clogging problems.
With the 6400 I’ve been nothing but blown away so far. The print quality, profile handling and color management has been outstanding and I really haven’t found anything to complain about yet.
A few impressive things to note:
- 12 color LUCIA EX inks provide a very large color spectrum, with smooth graduations
- Now includes 130ml ink tank sizes as well as the 300ml, you can also change ink while printing
- An excellent Print Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop & Canon’s DPP
I’ve also had a chance to start filling our new print orders this last week and it’s been a real treat to work with, I look forward to doing a more in depth review as I get some more time using it. For more info on this and Canon’s other large format printers, here’s a link www.usa.canon.com
Trumpeter Swan, Montana
I had the opportunity last night to photograph Trumpeter Swans at the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge during a beautiful snowfall. I was using Canon’s new 7D MKII paired with the 500mm f4L IS II
As we approach the new year, I thought I would share my top 10 favorites from 2014. I’ve been grateful to have visited some amazing landscapes and photographed some equally amazing wildlife encounters this year. Most importantly, I’m grateful to be able to share my travels and hope that my images can serve as a reminder of the incredible world we live in and why it’s so vitally important to protect for future generations.
A passing fall storm in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley
Sunset over the rolling hills of the Palouse region, Washington State
Canada Geese lift off in early morning fog, Montana
Water like glass on Glacier National Park’s, Bowman Lake
Sage Grouse in central Montana
Lupine blooms above Lake Sherburne in Glacier National Park
White lines and a white barn in western Montana
Bison on the National Bison Range
Rock & Ice
Albus Tree Farm in northern Oregon
Thanks to everyone for all of your support, friendships, and for making 2014 such a fantastic year! As part of the year end I thought it would be fun to pick the top “liked” images on my Facebook page and let you vote on your favorite. We will we then draw a random winner on Jan 1, 2015 and give away a signed, 12″X18″ print of your vote. You are welcome to place your vote on your favorite up until midnight(MST) Dec. 31, 2014. To visit my Facebook page and to vote, visit:
Happy Holidays to everyone and wishing you the best in the coming new year!
Bull Moose, Yellowstone National Park
If you’re looking for last minute gift ideas for the Holidays and know someone who likes a good challenge, Barnes & Noble still has my Lake McDonald Puzzle in stock with free shipping. Here’s the link http://www.barnesandnoble.com/p/toys-games-lake-mcdonald-500-piece-puzzle/27542474
There’s still one week left for our Holiday Print Sale! Receive 25% off and free shipping on all print orders, including limited editions. I’m busy printing, signing, and packing prints this week, getting all orders out the door here, so if you need something in a hurry, don’t hesitate to call and we can rush your order.
Red Fox Churchill, Manitoba
McDonald Peak, the highest in Montana’s Mission Mountain Range at 9,820ft, looms in the distance behind the massive Sheep’s Head Peak at left. These peaks are a backdrop to the small town of St. Ignatius located in western Montana.
This image was shot with the Canon 1DX 500mm f4L IS II, 2x teleconverter. f8 1/2000 ISO800