Monday, September 26, 2011

Popular Photography

Popular Photography, a well known photo publication, is having a photo of the year contest.  Check out the entries from yours truly!!

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

My favorites from Glacier

So since my website is being ridiculous, here are my five favorite from Glacier.  Hope you enjoy!

Top Five from Waterton

Here they are, the promised Waterton images!  Between moving and a certain someone coming home from a deployment, I've been lacking in image editing.  But here are my favorites from that weekend.  Also, for some reason, my website isn't letting any of my landscapes be seen large.  So, I'll be posting them on here probably tonight.  It's not an HTML problem, but it is making me very angry.  Hopefully it'll be something that I can fix myself *fingers crossed*

Sunday, August 28, 2011


So next weekend (Labor Day) I'm heading into Waterton National Park in Alberta, Canada.  Be prepared for new images!  Also, I'll post my Glacier images here since for some unfathomable reason, my website won't let you see them big (I've gone over the code with a fine tooth comb four times.  There must be something else going on).  I've procured a new speedlight as well as some business cards (hurray!), so this next weekend should be a success!!  Hope you all have a fabulous week!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


My website has been revamped.  Why, you may ask, has it been revamped after being live for less than four months?  Well, the landscape thing is kinda something that I have really gotten into, and i feel that I had enough images to create a new landscape gallery!  Yay!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Yellowstone.... Again!!

So I ventured into Yellowstone again this weekend.  The difference? I arrived in the park at two in the afternoon and photographed straight through till ten the next morning (this morning, actually).  I haven't really seen photographs of Yellowstone at night, so I really wanted to go capture that.  Also, my friend and I discovered that we could get on top of a mountain and take "aerial" photos of the Grand Prismatic spring without having to spend the thousand or so dollars to rent a helicopter to take us over it (which I still want to do!).  All in all, I feel it was a very successful 24 hours!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Last night and today

Last night I went up Springhill Road north of town.  It was here that I managed to find the Northern Lights.  I also found a couple cool night landscapes.  Today, I was driving home when a lightening storm hit just to the west.  Naturally, I had to pull over and attempt some lightening images.  I never did get the awesome huge lightening bolts, but I'm still pretty happy with what I got.  This one has a little tiny bolt in it, and the cloud lit up so beautifully!!

Georgetown Lake

Last week, I went to Georgetown Lake, which is right outside of Anaconda, MT.  After several beautiful sunsets, a lake kayak trip, and some random wanderings around, I managed to get home and put these on my computer.  The light up there was amazing beautiful and incredibly vibrant.  With these images, as with most of my images, I tried not to touch them up.  However, the photograph of the mountains in sunset over the lake needed to be toned down a bit.  The colors from that particular sunset were overwhelming in person, and I'm excited that my camera was able to capture what I was seeing.

Northern Lights

Ok ok, I know these aren't the most top notch quality images, but I was just so excited about getting the Northern Lights no matter how faint they may be, that I'll brag about these images forever hehe!!  My first time ever attempting to photograph them (I didn't even know if I would get anything, last night they weren't really visible to the naked eye), and I think for the first time, they turned out ok.  I can't wait till winter!!  I'll go back up this same spot and try to get them again.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sunrise, Weather Balloon Launch

Last week, I was invited to attend a NASA weather balloon launch by one of my friends who had scored a sweet internship with them over the summer.  I drove to Livingston, MT's airport (really just a landing strip) a couple hours before the launch to catch the sunrise.  These images are a mixture of the sunrise and the weather balloon launch.  It was interesting to photograph a sunrise, but even more fascinating to see this launch happen.  It brought back childhood dreams of wanting to become an astronaut!

Monday, July 18, 2011


Here are some star pictures that I took tonight.  It was a clear night but I couldn't photograph for very long as the moon is still super bright.  One and a half more weeks and the moon shouldn't be a factor!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

More Hylite Stuff

Yup, here they are!  The promised Hylite images!  Believe it or not, most of these were taken after ten at night.  Bear in mind that it was full moon last night and these exposures are at least five to ten seconds a piece.  I had fun photographing these!  The best part is I didn't do much in photoshop.   I LOVE my new camera!!  The fact that I don't have to touch things up makes me super happy.

Fun Time With Long Exposures

Last night I went back up to the Reservoir and decided to take long exposures.  Each of these were taken with my 50 mm (my new favorite) set at f/10 for ten minutes.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Lily Pads

Here are some lily pads in Yellowstone.  I'm heading to Yellowstone again next week, so there will be more images!!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Hylite Reservoir

I took these the other night up at Hylite Reservoir.  I recently got a new camera, so this was the inaugural photo shoot!!  I think it was a success, and I'm really happy with these images.  They were all taken with a Canon 5D Mark II with a 50mm lens. Shutter speed was anywhere from 2-5 seconds and the f stop was set at 1.4.  I plan on heading back up there either tomorrow or Monday night.  I want to retake one of the images to get rid of the tree in the foreground (not a huge fan of the blurry tree, but others have disagreed with me).  Still, for the first time really using this camera, I feel that the evening was a huge success!!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

WOOOO!!!!!!!!!,, OR, all went live at 2:30 PM today!!  Don't worry, I'm not abandoning my blog.  This is still the place where I will be posting new work and photographers that I find!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Plugging Away

The website is about ten hours of work away from being a live site!!!,, or, all will lead you to my site once it's up!!!

Monday, May 9, 2011


I have new scans coming!!  Also in production:!!  Be prepared for an announcement when my website is up and runnning!!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Fake Crime Scenes

One of my favorite projects was creating crime scenes and then photographing them. These three I chose to showcase because I liked the further away images the best. Eventually, I would like to continue on with this project in all sorts of cool and creepy locations. A big thanks to my friends, especially Donna, who willingly laid in a freezing cold puddle for me!!