Here’s another shot from this weekend on the Rocky Mountain Front. This was taken on the Sun River Wildlife Management Area with some stunning fields of Arrow-leaved Balsamroot.
Here’s one I haven’t photographed before. This is striped coralroot, found on the Rocky Mountain Front on Sunday. Interesting orchid in that it contains no chlorophyll, lives off decaying plant matter in the soil, and gets it’s nutrients through a fungus. Thanks to Connie on our workshop for locating this one!
Rocky Mountain Front Gallery – Images by Jason Savage
Just returned from teaching this year’s Rocky Mountain Front workshop here in Montana. Wow! What a fabulous weekend we had. Thanks to the wonderful and talented group of photographers that really made it a memorable weekend. Amazing wildflowers, probably better than anytime I can remember this time of year and lot’s and lot’s of green! At times had to remind myself we were still in Montana. All and all a great time and things are still going strong up there with all of the big fields of wild irises just blooming over the last couple days. May have to sneak back up soon:)
2013 Rocky Mountain Front Workshop – Images by Jason Savage
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Rocky Mountain Front. Canon 5dmkII 50mm 2.5. ISO100 f11 1/8
I was up near the Rocky Mountain Front earlier in the week and took this shot early morning near Augusta, Montana. Very cold morning with the wind blowing but still no snow to speak of. Winter so far in Montana has been off to a slow start and doesn’t look too promising at least going into next week. Oh well, I suppose we have until May until winter releases it’s grip here and I’m sure something will be coming sooner or later!
Rocky Mountain Front. Canon 5dmkII 16-35mmII f16 0.7sec ISO100
Here are a couple shots from our recent workshop held at the Rocky Mountain Front in Montana. We had a wonderful workshop with a fantastic group of students that were a ton of fun to shoot with. A few of the group even got to see a Griz on one of the mornings. I was too busy yakking and missed it!
As some may have heard, beginning of June was a cold and wet one for Montana with some record flooding across the state. It was getting iffy with some of the locations we were venturing to with the creeks and rivers all at flood stages across the region. We managed to luck out as the weather finally broke that weekend and we avoided any flooded areas.
Unfortunately a lot of folks around the state haven’t been so lucky and have had severe flood damage to their homes and property. Thoughts and prayers definitely go out to them. Fortunately we’ve finally broke out of the rain and into some warmer weather and it’s certainly helped, however we still have a ton of snowpack in the mountains and they say we could still see some more flooding if it melts too fast.
Rocky Mountain Front. Canon 5dmkII 16-35mmII f16 0.3 sec ISO100
There’s no question though, around the state it’s sure green and the wildflowers and vegetation right now are amazing. I’ll try to get some more shots posted here in my travels in the next week or so from some different areas around the state. In the meantime, I know around here everyone is finally enjoying some summer weather!