I’ve just returned from an amazing trip on my Glacier National Park workshop! With such a great group of photographers and stunning landscapes it was sure hard to beat. I’ll be getting some editing done in the next couple days and will share more from the trip. Here’s one from a rare calm morning on Swiftcurrent Lake, located in Many Glacier.
Going back through my archives this week and thought I would share another from Glacier. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been to St. Mary Falls, as it’s one of my main stops on my photography workshops and it’s also one of the easiest falls to get to, but I never tire of photographing this one. The fun challenge when photographing any scene over and over is seeing how you can make it different from the previous by either varying composition or including different elements. This falls is a good one to shoot at sunset as you can get a bit of the setting sun there and it seems to lend itself to many interesting compositions.
Looking forward to visiting again soon here on my July workshop!
Canon 5D markII 24-70 2.8L f16 1/8 ISO
Thinking Glacier this summer? I’ve still got a couple spaces available on this year’s workshop running July 9-13. We spend five days covering some amazing locations in the park with the final evening photographing a powwow and rodeo in Browning, Montana. I’m still offering an early registration discount of 10% if you sign up by March 1, 2014. Visit my workshops page for more info.
Yellowstone – Images by Jason Savage
It was great to be in Yellowstone last week as it had been quite a while since I had been there during the summer season. Most years it seems I spend most of my time there during the winter months, so it was nice to see some green along with all the bison and elk calves running around. Always a treat! Hopefully will make a longer trip down later this summer, here’s a few images from last weeks trip.
Swiftcurrent Falls. © Jason Savage
Just returned from my workshop up in Glacier and the park is sure starting to look good. I had a great group of photographers on this workshop and for the most part our weather was pretty darn awesome-excluding of course the massive lighting, golf ball size hail,funnel cloud storm in Browning:)
The park is starting to shape up, but they still have a tremendous amount of snow atop Logan Pass and it was nowhere near being melted off. Not a huge deal, but if you’re looking to do some hiking up around Hidden Lake make sure to bring your skis!
Down lower things are looking good and the wildflowers are having a great year, especially around Many Glacier and few other areas coming into the park from the east side.
The thing I like about photographing Glacier is no year is the same. There is always something new to see and new to explore.
If you head up in July, make sure you also check out Indian Days in Browning. It usually runs the second week Thurs-Sun. and is quite the experience as well as one of the largest gatherings of tribes in the U.S.. There is a parade, rodeo and pow-wow held in town.
We spent our last evening there capturing some amazing dancers and some very passionate people. Our evening was cut short however by a not so very pleasant storm that shut down the Pow Wow and left everyone running for cover. We watched as quarter to golfball sized hail pummeled the fairgrounds and flattened people’s tents. Not the best shooting conditions;)
It’s always hard though to leave Glacier after spending a few days there. The tranquility and beauty inside the park make it hard to beat.
Wild Goose Island/Ten Image Panoramic. © Jason Savage
Indian Days. © Jason Savage
Mt. Gould.© Jason Savage
It’s been a couple weeks since my last post and I was determined today to get a few pics up from my trip last week to Glacier. This time of year my schedule is pretty busy and so getting to the blog has been a bit of challenge. It seems like getting anything computer-wise accomplished is a slow endeavor.
However next week I should have some more stuff from upcoming Montana rodeos and some central Montana landscapes. I will also be revamping the blog and hopefully we will have a new design up and going in the next week or so.
Until then, I hope everyone is enjoying themselves and getting out in this awesome Montana summer we are having.
Cedar Generations.© Jason Savage
Swiftcurrent Lake.© Jason Savage
False Hellebore.© Jason Savage