Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Upcoming Exhibitions ~ Montana Fine Art Photography

I've got photos in two group shows opening soon.  If you are in the Portland, OR area be sure to stop by and see "Landscape: The Eloquent Light" at Black Box Gallery which includes one of my personal favorites from 2011 as shown below.  It is from a series of images shot while spending time on a ranch in Marion, Montana - full blog post of that series here.  The show is up February 1-22 with the opening reception on the 3rd.

If you are in the Minneapolis area The Minneapolis Photo Center's exhibit "Black & White: The Absence of Color" opens March 9 through April 22 with the opening reception on the first day.  Included is this photo of my muse, Sugar, hiking on Bear Dance Trail here in Montana at the beginning of spring - full blog post of that series here but in color.

If you are able to make it to either of these shows please let me know what you thought since I'm too far away to attend myself.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wolf Tracking ~ Montana Dog & Fine Art Photography

In the depths of winter when canine portrait sessions have slowed down it's exciting to stumble on to a new canine species to photograph: Canis lupus.  While hiking here in my hometown of Bigfork, Montana, I came across these lone, large prints in the snow.  Although I never saw the wolf it was really interesting to follow her tracks for a bit and watch as her pace changed and her gait got shorter as she came to a sharp bend in the trail and then pick up pace again while she was on a straighter section.  Her print was over 4" and the bottom image shows Sugar's print in comparison.

Luckily even though it was meant to be a short hike I did bring along my compact camera, a Canon G12, which is really fun to shoot with and I almost never regret not toting heavier pro gear.