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.
Finished our first night on my workshop with a killer sunset over the northfork of Willow Creek along the Rocky Mountain Front near Choteau, Montana. We had to patiently wait for this one, but were rewarded with a few moments of really beautiful light across the foothills and some dramatic sky.
I was very excited to finally have an excuse to break out my fisheye lens which I haven’t used in way too long. Sometimes a certain scene just calls for it. Looking forward to another great day on the Front.
Western Oakfern, Glacier National Park
Canon 5D markII 16-35mm 2.8L II f13 1/15 ISO1000
Yikes! Where’s the time gone? Between traveling, workshops, packing to move into our new home, and a 4 & 6 year old, things are a wee bit nuts right now.
I’ve just returned from my Olympic National Park workshop in Washington state, and man what a trip! We had rain, rain, and more rain, but it made for some awesome images in the rainforest. We even lucked out on our last two days with some gorgeous sunrises and amazing light. And to top it all off, a fantastic group of photographers! Now I’m back home getting caught up on editing and getting ready for my next round of workshops here in Montana….
Here’s an image from last year’s Rocky Mountain Front workshop near Augusta, Montana. This is one of my absolute favorite places to wander in Montana and come early June things really come alive with blooms of wildflowers dotting the foothills and spring rains bringing much needed moisture to the landscape. If you visit, you will find out why we are working so hard to preserve this amazing wilderness area.
Canon 5D markIII 16-35mm 2.8L II f16 1/6 ISO200
Just returned from an amazing trip up to northern Montana for our first ever Greater Sage-Grouse workshop. Thanks to Dennis Jorgensen at the World Wildlife Fund Northern Great Plains Office and friend and photographer Eric Rock for making this happen. We are looking at putting together another trip for Spring of 2015 and will have details soon.
What an amazing experience to spend each morning immersed in the Sage-Grouse’s habitat photographing an incredible bird in northern Montana’s beautiful, immense prairie. We had great dramatic spring weather and cool mornings adding nice elements to the images we were able to capture each day out on the Lek. We also saw our first long-billed curlew of the year and many other bird species around the area.
I am definitely looking forward to making this an annual workshop here in Montana and it will be a great way to continue to bring awareness and support to the Greater Sage-Grouse.
Canon 1DX 500mmf4L IS, 2X f8 1/15 ISO6400
May 7-11 I will be teaching my Olympic National Park photography workshop based out of Forks, Washington. There’s still some space available, so if you’re thinking rainforests, alpine wildflowers, and ocean sea stacks in spring, be sure to register before March 1 to receive your 10% discount for early registration. Visit my Workshops page for full details and to register.
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.
Winter is finally here in Montana and I thought I would share some of the last of the fall images I’ve taken this year in western Montana. This image was created in the Seeley-Swan Valley using a wide angle lens and some experimentation in an awesome aspen grove we found on my recent workshop. I love playing with compositions in groves like this, as you can spend all day rearranging the trees in different configurations and including different elements such as the rising sun in this one.
Canon 5D Mark III, 16-35mm 2.8L mkII, f16 1/15 ISo100 +1