Wednesday, July 22, 2015

digging through some old photos, this is a double exposure b/w film photograph of Camel Rock near Santa Fe - 2011

Friday, August 01, 2014

Gannett Peak Wyoming

Howdy Folks,

Here is a quicky pano from my Gannett Peak climb.  Gannett Peak is Wyoming's high point at 13,809 ft above sea level. 

We hiked in from the east on the Glacier trail and climbed the standard Gooseneck Ridge route.  With a 4 am start I was on the summit around 8:30 on July 3rd 2014.  We had great weather and because it was early in the season there was no bergschrund to navigate around.  The snow had softened noticeably by the time I climbed down.  We were in and out in 4 long days and on a side note the mosquito's were not to terribly insane but annoying just the same.

Gannett Peak Pano

My little Canon A640 point and shoot camera which has accompanied me on many hikes has been acting up lately and I have decided to retire that camera.  I still haven't replaced it yet so on this climb I took the even smaller Olympus Stylus Epic 35mm with three rolls of Kodak Portra 400VC film, long since expired.   I am happy with the results but as many of you know processing, printing, and scanning sucks much money from ones wallet.  I would be looking for recommendations for a new camera, what is everybody else using?


Thursday, April 24, 2014

March Photos

Greetings All,

Well I finally got around to getting my March photos developed and scanned.  You can see those after clicking on the read more link at the end of this post.  I also have decided to abandon the photo a day project.  It seems it was getting to be more of a chore than it was fun, so March photos will be the end of that. Perhaps I will keep some film in the point and shoot and post photos when the roll is done....we will see.


Its been a few years since I have been to the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman.  Currently they are running a Gecko exhibit which was fascinating to see.  Of course their Dinosaur artifacts are second to none so go check it out.


Thursday, March 06, 2014

February Photos

 Picked up my photos from the lab today, enjoy this months offering.

 I must however have a little rant.  The camera store / lab in Bozeman is pissing me off.  This is twice now that I asked for, and paid for scans that should be around 18mb in size but I receive scans in the 2 to 4mb range.  The real hassle is that they are 30 miles away.  I guess there was a reason why I stopped using them years ago. Not sure how many more local options I have, hopefully at least one more.


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

January Photos

January Picture A Day.  I picked up the photos from the lab today.  I had the film processed and scanned, less work for me but I am at the mercy of the scanner operator.  The only editing I did was resize and I ran them through the noise reduction program.  I batch processed the noise reduction and it shows on one or two of the photos

One thing I found was that work gets in the way of picture taking.  I found myself at times struggling to find something of interest.  But so far I'm one month and 5 days into it. Lets see what the next month will bring.


Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Photo a day challenge 2014

You've heard of it, take a photo a day.  I've heard of it, never have done it, gonna try it.... So here is my plan. Using the above camera and film (I have a bunch of it still), I am going to take exactly one and only one photo each day.  At the end of the month I will get film processed and scanned and post the results here.  Don't worry, if I need to take more than one photo I have other cameras for that, but this camera will be for the one shot a day.   So time to get started, its 8pm and I have to take my first picture.  I'm feeling the dog will be a big part of this process.  Lets see how long I will keep this up.



Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Bighorn Sheep

Happy New Year Everyone.  Hope you all had a wonderful holiday season.  I of course spent another Christmas day down in Yellowstone National Park.  It was a splendid day, sunny, calm, surprisingly warm even though the temps were in the low teens.  Went for a snowshoe hike by Trout Lake and saw many magnificent creatures.  Here is one of my favorite shots from the day, a Bighorn sheep ram.  Happy trails in 2014


Monday, December 23, 2013

Haven't posted here in some time. These are 2 of my favorites from 2013.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Black Mountain and Granite Peak

Two peaks in one week, I don't think I could keep up this pace.  Summer is drawing near and treks into the mountains have been way over do.   So might as well get them in when I can.

Trip #1...Black Mountain

August 28th, this is a great little day hike, probably even better if you spend a night or two at Pine Creek Lake for some fishing.  But, I only had a day.  Black Mountain is the second highest in the Absaroka range of Montana with the summit at 10,948.  I took this photo on the way down, right before the lightning and rain started.  I did the B&W conversion, but now I can't decide which I like better.  The color version to me has a "painted" like feeling to it...with Happy Little Trees too.  The B&W, a little more dramatic.  Help me decide.

Trip #2...Granite Peak SUCCESS

Sept 2nd, Labor Day.  Tallest peak in Montana 12,799.  Made it back to Granite after having to abort the attempt last year (scroll down for a trip report ).  This we did as an overnight-er.  East Rosebud to the top of Froze to Death Plateau the first day, summit and hike out the second.  I know some people do this as a day hike....more power to ya.  This was a great climb.  We did the classic East Ridge route.  Weather was great except for a little rain on the hike out.  Like many climbers on Granite, we free soloed the climb and then repelled down.  The route required a lot of attention so I didn't take a ton of photos on the way up.  This photo here was from the evening of our first day.  Glad to have made it this time.


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Down the Road

In the seven years I've been in my house, I have never seen this before.  Chopper bringing supplies to the local National Guard down the road from me.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Rocks along the Lamar...

While fishing the Lamar yesterday, I snapped this photo.  Tweeked a bit in PS