CrunchDay no.5

A few weeks ago, a friend asked if I would take some portraits of her for a website she was putting together. I was excited to get some practice, and also a little nervous. I haven’t shot portraits for quite a while, but it’s always more fun and relaxed with a friend. So, I agreed…

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CrunchDay no. 4: Virginia City 2015

In 2015, I took a drive out to Virginia City, Montana for a little photo exploration with my Canon. It’s an easy drive with some fun sights along the way that caught my eye. Virginia City is an old mining town that still has a few functioning shops and cafes. It can feel a bit…

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CrunchDay no. 3

Sometimes you’re in a funk, can’t figure out what to do to get out of it, and your hubs suggests going on a quick photo adventure to try to cheer you up. I hadn’t shot much for over a year, but that’s a story for another time… I decided on the Fuji X-T20 for our…

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CrunchDay no. 2

Upper Holter is one of our favorite places to take the boat out for a day of fishing and relaxing on the water. It’s far enough away that it really feels like a getaway from our standard surroundings, but not so far that you spend more time in the truck driving there than enjoying the…

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CrunchDay no. 1

Last April, the weather was getting warmer and I was getting stir crazy from winter, so I decided it was time to pull out the Fuji XT20 for an excursion. I hadn’t practiced photography for quite a while, so my intention was to re-familiarize myself with all of the different features of this camera. It…

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Imagine Dragons: Evolve Tour

Music. Always a central theme in my life; my name’s meaning is “one with song” and it seems to have been an enlightened choice by my parents. Music can comfort, speaking meaning into moments that are otherwise undefinable. It can motivate, focus and energize. But, sometimes it can just fade into background noise. An endless,…

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MSU on Film: Ilford Delta 100

I haven’t been shooting around my hometown very much; for a few years. It’s been tough for me to think of where I should go, what might be interesting… the familiar can so easily become unseen. So, to shake things up a bit, I got out my Grandma’s old camera – the Argus Super Seventy-Five…

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Fishing Harrison Lake

We took a quick drive to Harrison Lake this weekend and spent a relaxing morning in the sunshine. The lake was smooth when we arrived to put the boat in. The green, sun-dappled hills made me think of Ireland. I enjoyed seeing the pelicans flying around us. They’re still an odd sight to me here…

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Whitefish: The Great Northern Railway

Armed with the Fuji XT20, I set out to explore the little town of Whitefish, Montana. Let me tell you, this place is idyllic. Such a cute, vibrant downtown, tucked in at the base of a gorgeous ski mountain, on the shore of a beautiful lake… I mean seriously, what else could you ask for?…

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Luxor in Las Vegas

For a little break from the cold weather, J and I took a long weekend trip to Las Vegas. It was wonderful. To put things in perspective, it snowed the day we returned home. Those days of sunshine and warmth – along with unplugging from everything – were just what I needed. It was also…

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Rekindling the Joy in Photography

Winter has lasted extra long here in Montana. It even snowed today, but we had a brief moment of sunshine this weekend and made our way to the river. The weather was perfect for a couple of hours, and I was again captured by the beauty around me that I often disregard day-to-day. The contrast…

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