As I’m catching up on some much overdue editing here, I thought I would share a few images from this year’s Rocky Mountain Front Photography Workshop in Montana. We timed it just right this year with spectacular wildflowers and perfect weather. Spring in Montana is pretty hard to beat, especially in the foothills of the Rocky Mountain Front, enjoy!
Looking forward to heading down to the Columbia River Gorge next week for my spring workshop as wildflowers are in bloom and water is flowing! Last week I was down on vacation scouting some new locations and found some great new spots and hidden gems I had no idea were there. Once you get off the beaten path, the Gorge reveals some amazing geography and beautiful falls. While I was down there I also had a lot of fun with Canon’s new 11-24mm which has been perfect for waterfalls and landscapes around the Gorge. The extra wide angle of view is still a little challenging to get used to and definitely requires a lot more thought when approaching certain subjects and scenes. But when you get it right, 11mm is pretty spectacular and can make for some pretty in-your-face foregrounds! I look forward to using it more on next week’s workshop. As for now, I’m back in Montana enjoying spring in the Rockies with our days alternating between 70 degrees and snow:) I hope to have some updates from my trips here soon while over in the Pacific Northwest. If you didn’t get a chance to get in on this year’s workshops, all of my 2016 workshops will be up and available later this week.
Not a bad place to spend your morning:) Abbey my lab and I went up to scout out some new locations and check out the wildflower scene around the Rocky Mountain Front near Augusta, Montana yesterday.
As I was walking the foothills around Sawtooth, I was once again reminded of just how incredible and unspoiled of a wilderness area the Rocky Mountain Front is and how important it is for us to protect such a place for future generations.
Canon 5D MarkIII 16-35mm 2.8L II f16 1/6 ISO100
Looking forward to scenes like this on my Rocky Mountain Front workshop next week in Montana.
Western Oakfern, Glacier National Park
Canon 5D markII 16-35mm 2.8L II f13 1/15 ISO1000
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
Here’s a shot from Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park from last week. Beautiful morning on the mountain with not a soul in sight. Couldn’t beat it!
An old schoolhouse stands alone, a reminder of Montana’s homesteading past. Central, Montana near Denton.
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.