Sunday, July 19, 2015

more Montana Landscapes


Amtrac Station at East Glacier, MT.  July 11, 2015 at 8:34 pm.  (Canon EOS 7D w/ Canon EF-S 18-135 mm lens) (f/6.3, 1/250 sec, ISO-800, Focal length of 35mm)




View of Glacier Park Lodge with Rocky Mountains in the background from the Amtrak Station driveway.  July 11, 2015 at 8:39 pm. (Canon EOS 7D w/ Canon EF-S 18-135 mm lens) (f/6.3, 1/400 sec, ISO-800, Focal length of 35 mm)


Long view of Glacier Park Lodge from the Amtrak Station parking lot.  July 11, 2015 at 8:37 pm.(Canon EOS 7D w/ Canon EF-S 18-135 mm lens) (f/6.3, 1/400 sec, ISO-800, Focal length of 24 mm)

Closer view of Glacier Park Lodge with Rocky Mountains in the background from Amtrak driveway. July 11, 2015 at 8:39 pm.   (Canon EOS 7D w/ Canon EF-S 18-135 mm lens) (f/6.3, 1/320 sec, ISO-800, Focal length of 35mm)


Nevada Creek where highway 200 and 141 meet.  May 2, 2008 at 6:12 pm. (Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi w/ Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III lens) (f/11, 1/250 sec, ISO-400, Focal length of 55 mm)


Chewing Blackbones Camp Ground between St. Mary and Babb on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. (Shot with Kodak Advantix film camera) (Unknown date, time and settings)


Flathead Lake from the hill coming down into Polson from the South. (Shot with Kodak Advantix film camera) (Unknown date, time and settings)


There are trees on the high line! (Shot with Kodak Advantix film camera) (Unknown date, time and settings)


Saturday, July 18, 2015

Honoring Ceremony at North American Indian Days

Last weekend I was fortunate to travel to Browning, MT to attend the 64th Annual North American Indian Days Powwow.  This special event focused on honoring the lifetime Chief of the Blackfeet Nation, Earl Old Person.  It's been my pleasure to know Earl for the last 14 years and felt blessed to be present when he was honored.  These photos are of the ceremony.

Earl goes over the ceremony.  July 10, 2015 at 331 pm. (Canon EOS 7D w/ EF-S 18-135 IS lens) (f/6.3; 1/640 sec; ISO-800; Focal Length of 24 mm) 


The initial meeting with Earl, the Governor and other tribal dignitaries took place in his tipi.  Here he is leaving the tipi to take his place for the Grand Entry for the powwow and ceremony. July 10, 2015 at 6:52 pm.  (Canon EOS 7D w/ EF-S 18-135 IS lens) (f/6.3; 1/1000 sec; ISO-800; Focal Length of 28 mm)


Friday evening Grand Entry to the 65th Annual North American Indian Days Powwow.  Dignitaries between the colors and the Eagle Staff.  July 10, 2015 at 7:03 pm.   (Canon EOS 7D w/ EF-S 18-135 IS lens) (f/6.3; 1/1000 sec; ISO-800; Focal Length of 75 mm) 


Montana Governor Steve Bullock gives plaque to Chief Earl Old Person during the honoring ceremony.  July 10, 2015 at 7:52 pm.   (Canon EOS 7D w/ EF-S 18-135 IS lens) (f/6.3; 1/500 sec; ISO-800; Focal Length of 135 mm) 


Tribal Legislators take part in the honoring ceremony.  July 10, 2015 at 7:53 pm.   (Canon EOS 7D w/ EF-S 18-135 IS lens) (f/6.3; 1/400sec; ISO-800; Focal Length of 135 mm)  


Chief Old Person speaks to the assembled audience. July 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm.   (Canon EOS 7D w/ EF-S 18-135 IS lens) (f/6.3; 1/1000sec; ISO-800; Focal Length of 135 mm)





Animals


Wildlife has always interested me and so I will always aim my lens at interesting wildlife and often go on trips to Yellowstone, the Tetons and Glacier Parks seeking a great wildlife shot.  



This buck was found on a ranch that I was invited to explore by a friend to take photos.  It is a 2000 acre spread in the Bitter Root.  November 22, 2011 at 2:13 pm.  (Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi w/ Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III lens) (f/6.3, 1/320 sec, ISO-400, Focal length of 300mm)


This doe was taken on the same trip to the Bitter Root. November 22, 2011 at 2:12 pm.  (Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi w/ Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III lens) (f/5.6, 1/200 sec, ISO-400, Focal length of 300mm)

On the same Bitter Root trip, I saw this eagle in a tree and had to take the photo.  The tree itself is interesting, but more so with the eagle in it. November 22, 2011 at (Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi w/ Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III lens) (f/5.6, 1/250 sec, ISO-100, Focal length of 300mm)


This mountain goat was photographed on a trip on Going to the Sun Highway in 2007 at Logan Pass. August 11, 2007 at 4:57 pm.  (Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi w/ Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III lens) (f/8, 1/125 sec, ISO-100, Focal length of 55mm)



This ram was spotted near the parking lot of the visitor's center. August 11, 2007.  (Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi w/ Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III lens) (f/7.1, 1/400 sec, ISO-400, Focal length of 300mm)
 

This cow elk was seen on my way from Helena to Boise several miles south of the Montana border. March 10, 2008 at 11:00 am.  (Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi w/ Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III lens) (f/10, 1/500 sec, ISO-250, Focal length of 300 mm)
 


This scene was on a trip to Lander, WY.  Couldn't resist photographing the gathering.  June 26, 2015 at 8:24 pm.  (Canon EOS 7D w/ Sigma 150-500mm F 5-6.3 lens) (f/6.3, 1/1000 sec, ISO-800, Focal length of 500mm)

Wild flowers

Often in my travels I see wildflowers that I think are beautiful, colorful or unique and I can't help focusing my camera on them.  These were taken in the area on the Blackfeet Reservation and Glacier Park.



In this photo, the leaves are as interesting as the flower.  July 12, 2013 at 8:21 pm.  (Canon EOS 7D w/ EF-S 18-135 mm IS lens) (f/5, 1/80 sec, ISO-125, Focal length of 52 mm)


Interesting color and texture of flowers and leaves.  July 12, 2013 at 8:31 pm. (Canon EOS 7D w/ EF-S 18-135 mm IS lens) (f/22, 1/6 sec, ISO-3200, Focal length of 135 mm)


Once again interesting colors and textrure.  July 12, 2013 at 6:19 pm. (Canon EOS 7D w/ EF-S 18-135 mm IS lens) (f/5.6, 1/160 sec, ISO-500, Focal length of 120 mm)


Color and texture draw my lens.  July 12, 2013 at 6:19 pm. (Canon EOS 7D w/ EF-S 18-135 mm IS lens) (f/5.6, 1/160 sec, ISO-1000, Focal length of 120 mm)


Unique flower and leaves in a plant strip in the town of East Glacier Park, MT.  July 11, 2015 at 8:32 pm.  (Canon EOS 7D w/ EF-S 18-135 mm IS lens) (f/6.3, 1/160 sec, ISO-800, Focal length of 135 mm)

Air Show in Helena

These photos were taken at an air show in Helena on June 28, 2009.  The Air Force Thunderbirds were providing the air show as were Army parachutists.  It was a full day of entertainment and displays provided by the Air National Guard in Helena.


Army parachutists take turns thrilling the excitement seekers at the air show.  June 28, 2009 at 1:02 pm.  (Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi w/Canon EF 70-300 mm f 4-5.6 III lens)  (f/8, 1/500 sec, ISO- 100, focal length 300 mm)


 Air National Guard jet on display for the crowd.  June 28, 2009 at 2009 pm.  (Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi w/Canon EF 70-300 mm f 4-5.6 III lens)  (f/8, 1/500 sec, ISO-100, focal length 300 mm)


Solo Thunderbird entertains the crowd.  June 28, 2009 at 1:45 pm.  (Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi w/Canon EF 70-300 mm f 4-5.6 III lens)  (f/11, 1/500 sec, ISO-200, focal length 280 mm)



Thunderbirds flying in formation to excite the crowd of onlookers.  June 28, 2009 at 3:16 pm.  (Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi w/Canon EF 70-300 mm f 4-5.6 III lens)  (f/11, 1/500 sec, ISO-200, focal length 300 mm)



Thunderbirds make another pass over the crowd.  June 28, 2009 at 3:24 pm. (Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi w/Canon EF 70-300 mm f 4-5.6 III lens)  (f/8, 1/500 sec, ISO-100, focal length 300 mm)



Thursday, February 5, 2015

Misc. Photos

These photos were shot at different times and the information re: the camera, lens and setting are not available.


Young Pronghorn at the National Bison Range on the Flathead Reservation.  3/14/2008 at 2:11 pm.


Bighorn Sheep near the Parking Lot at the Visitor's Center on Logan Pass.  8/11/2007 at 2:08 pm.


Grass Dancer at North American Indian Days.  7/13/2013 at 3:11 pm.


Icicles on a roof in Seeley Lake.  1/26/2008 at 9:15 am.


Boats moored at the Navy Reserve Center on Lake Union.  Unknown Date and Time.


Single Wild Flower near the Visitor Center at Logan Pass.  7/7/2010 at 11:40 am.


Young Bunnies hiding in a cave at Mammoth Hot Springs.  7/31/2010 at 11:35 am.


Wildflowers near Upper Two Medicine Lake.  7/14/2013 at 9:08 am.


Wildflowers along a creek near the trail at Logan Pass.  8/11/2007 at 4:54 pm.


Time lapse shot of 405 freeway from the Main Street Overpass.  Unknown date and time.


Sea Urchin Skeleton on a clear glass plate on a table.  Light is furnished by a candle inside the skeleton.  Unknown date and time.  


Motorcycles parked on the street at the Sturgis Motor Cycle Rally.  8/10/2010 at 9:32 am.

Montana Animals


Bison Bull taking a dust bath in Yellowstone Park.  7/31/2010 at 5:54 pm.


Immature Eagle taken at the Raptor Center in Boise Idaho.  5/9/2008 at 1:25 pm.


Mother Goat and Kid on the trail near Logan Pass.  8/11/2007 at 4:44 pm.


Mother Goat and Kid resting near the trail at Logan Pass.  8/11/2007 at 4:12 pm.


Osprey that has been fishing and is resting on a highway sign near Gardner, MT. 12/28/2003 at 7:12 pm.


Coyote hunting in a field near the road in Yellowstone Park.  10/9/2010 at 2:58 pm.


Chipmunk panhandling for food at a cut off on the Cook City Red Lodge Highway.  9/21/2013 at 4:17 pm.


Bull elk Grazing near the road in Yellowstone Park.  10/9/2010 at 4:13 pm.


Bull Bison on the Road in Yellowstone Park.  2/24/2007 at 5:09 pm.


Two Bighorn Sheep on a cliff near the Road in the Bitter root  12/14/2006 at 9:56 am.  .


Cormorant on the lake by the entrance to Big Sky Resort.  Unknown Date and time.


Cow Elk near the road on the way to Boise to a car show.  3/10/2008 at 11:00 am.


Eagle in a tree on the way to Thompson Falls.  3/7/2005 at 10:45 am.


Five bucks grazing between highway 200 and Wolf Creek 1/16/2004 at 2:28 pm.


Red fox near the road in the Swan Valley.  5/2/2008 at 11:05 am.


Mountain Goat walking close by the trail at Logan Pass.  8/11/2007 at 4:57 pm.


Bison grazing near the river on the east side of Yellowstone Park.  10/9/2011 at 10:50 am.


Grizzly bear eating dandelions near Chief Mountain on the Blackfeet Reservation.  7/8/2010 at 3:00 pm.