Sunday, October 23, 2005
Fall seems to be an incredibly busy time. Kids going back to school, leaves to rake, beasts to chase, and a whole lot of other stuff that works it's way into the mix with out an invite. It creates an unnerving sense of urgency at a time when I wish I could spend two months off taking pictures and tromping around in the hills. Never seem to get enough of it.
I put my old digital point and shoot in the hands of my 4 year old son Porter to see what he would do. He took roughly 100 shots in 2 hours and didn't appreciate the full memory card when he was done. After wading through a lot of pix of blurry dogs, angry brothers and prized toys I came up with a few shots I thought y'all might enjoy. Later-dg
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
This fall has been great for photos. Some of these are out on the Gallatin River, in Hyalite and even around town. Fall is the perfect time of year to get out of the house and go for long walks. You can make up for the outside time you never had during the summer because you were too busy with work.
An ode to my dog Borris.
My dad first picked up Borris at a local farm outside of Walla Walla, Washington, 11 years ago. It was the fall and he was about 2-3 months old by then, so he must have been born somtime during the summer of 94. He was a present for my brother's birthday. Coby and I named him on the way home to Seattle. He was named after Borris from BULLWINKLE. We thought maybe he counterpart Netasha would some day come along. I moved back to Montana to finish school and Borris stayed in Seattle. Eventually I moved back to Seattle in 2000, and it turned out that I became the owner of Borris after a while there. He's been a fortunate dog who's always been able to go to work with me or my brother, and be by my side at all times. Borris has made a lot of friends along the way. This year he's been back in Montana, and enjoying the outdoors and especially the rivers and creeks. He's always been a big swimmer. He can swim for hours and hours, and could probably swim himself to death if you let him. Water, sticks, and treats are his favorite things. It's been fun having him along everywhere I go, I end up getting a lot of funny photos of him. Here are a few.
Friday, October 14, 2005
I was out with my old pooch Borris, checking out the local wetlands on a fall day last weekend. He looks like a hunting dog but just doesn't get the bird concept. He's a great companion for hunting with my camera. There were some cool subtle fall colors, and some fresh snow in the mountains. The old barn is in the middle of another Bozeman development area, about to be swallowed up by businesses and houses. I thought I would get a shot of it before it was surrounded. There were buildings going up directly behind and everything was divided up and ready for more. There is so much character in these old structures. It is impossible to duplicate that in this day and age.
Sunday, October 09, 2005
Here are some pics of my recent trip to New York. That city is amazing! I think the best way to travel is using a bicycle, but narrowly dodging traffic in Manhattan can be a significant challenge, not to mention very hazardous! I got a lot of classic shots, some abstracts, and a lot of friend shots (the one at the bar is the group waiting for a round of Mojitos).
Thursday, October 06, 2005
In the land of Los Angeles, there are no real seasons. But there are a few hours on the water, or in the very early morning while i'm walking my 10 week old puppy Shasta, that it feels a bit frigid, and i smile for the memory of that which i miss so much . . . nature changing before me. Here are some shots from a movie shoot in Catalina and Santa Barbara, and then myself and the little pooker, Shasta Bean.