Heard Montana’s been getting some snow!
I took this photo many moons ago using an old Olympus 200mm lens from my dad’s old 35mm film camera and adapted to a Canon DSLR.
Before you give them away! They can adapt to modern cameras and give you the benefit of high quality glass without paying thousands$$$ for a modern equivalent.
Before Glacier closed, I took a few last chances to engage in essential "outdoor activity" there. I needed the reminder of how much raw potential for photography exists so close to home. Who else is out there trying to re-examine the physical space of your neighborhood to see it in different ways?
Tokina AF-X 116 Pro DX II 11-16mm f/2.8
ISO 200 11mm f/11 1/200 sec
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Glacier National Park June 2019
Hoping the quarantine is over by spring so we can again see beautiful scenes like this in east Glacier!🙏
If you are one of the thousands of recreational/retreat seeking travelers crossing state lines (by plane or by car) you have proven to be incapable of following instructions and are a threat to society.
Stay home! Do not come here! Our healthcare facilities, workers, and supply chains are already maxed out; just trying to keep up with the needs of the people who live here! Our small mountain towns are not a point of retreat. In fact, you are making us hot spots for the virus.
What is even more disturbing is the alarming increase of occupied vacation rentals over the past few weeks. Out-of-state plates are becoming more prevalent, while lodge and hotel parking lots are nearly empty. Yup, your neighbors who have vacation rentals are inviting people from all over to come set up camp next door.
And to everyone who owns a vacation rental and is actively advertising and welcoming vacationers and out-of-staters to your @vrbo and @airbnb during this time, you are culpable! You are the reason why this will not end anytime soon. You are encouraging and facilitating the spread of COVID-19. You are putting everyone at risk; yourself, your renters, your neighbors, your community. This is incredibly selfish and irresponsible behavior. And we (your neighbors and community) are all watching. STOP what you are doing immediately. Do not invite people to a community which cannot support them. Do not continue to add to the burden of our first responders, medical professionals, and health care system.
Some day we will be on the other side of all of this, but that day continues to grow further away as people continue to behave foolishly. We need to take responsibility AND hold others accountable as well. Do the NEXT right thing. Start now and do better. EVERYONE! As we continue to learn more, we have a responsibility to act in a manner that betters the world around us.
Stay safe, stay healthy, and STAY HOME.
Amid this pandemic, I've found it helpful to think about the uncertain times this building has outlasted since its completion in 1928: the Great Depression, WWII, Vietnam/Watergate, 9/11, etc. Yet there it is, facade largely unchanged. Anyone else thinking historically right now?
Tokina AF-X 116 Pro DXII 11-16mm f/2.8
ISO 200 11mm f/11 1/40 sec
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Late summer on the Northfork of the Flathead near the entrance to Glacier National Park.
Back when worries were simpler and our lives weren’t based on the press conference of the day! Be safe and be courteous to each other!🙏
The world is going to be a different place after this virus passes, so it’s a good time to ground ourselves in nature and focus on the simple things that are most important, like family and friends. I’m using this extra down-time to plan some adventures and I'm looking forward to making more great memories in these mountains!
Sometimes we take for granted something we see everyday. This is a good time to remember that beauty is all around us we just need to “see again”.
Of course if you are a female turkey this guy s gorgeous!😉
A little over three years ago, I wanted to figure out how people made the stunning travel and landscape images I saw on Instagram. I started with learning the exposure triangle, and would shoot hundreds of images at this train station because it was so close to home and there are a lot of different light scenarios there depending on where you position yourself. All of the pictures were awful, of course, but I learned. As a result, I think I have managed to create some images I like in a lot of other places. So a couple weeks ago I went back to this spot, and took this halfway decent picture. When I look at it next to the absolute garbage I was making three years ago, I feel pretty good.
Hopefully sometime soon we will look back on these hard weeks amid some kind of return to normalcy and feel the same way.
Tokina AF-X 116 Pro DX II 11-16mm f/2.8
ISO 100 11mm f/22 1/25 sec
We kept our distance but still had fun! Did any locals see the hot air balloon in the sky tonight? I’ve been looking forward to photographing this thing since the first time I saw it dancing across the sky. And today we made it happen. Thank you Casey for letting us join you! @csheupel @jill_jones_mt @theluxelens •
Sometimes it is important to remember that travel does not have to involve great distances. Recently, I logged some vertical on snowshoes with a friend and saw this Montana Lake I had never seen before. We traveled only about 50 miles from Whitefish, and came into contact with no one else on the climb. Still, it felt like we’d gone somewhere. Anyone else exploring places close to home in the coming days?
Three of my favourite things rarely seen together—the lake, star trails, and the northern lights. When I was in Montana last August, I set up my camera to take a star trail photo. Typically the northern lights cannot be seen as far south as Kalispell especially in the presence of city lights. Needless to say I was shocked when I downloaded my photos the next morning.