Monday, July 30, 2012

Terrain ~ Montana Fine Art Photography

In the midst of summer I'm really pleased to hear that this wintery image, one of my favorite all time photos of Sugar, was chosen by juror, Sean Kernan, for the Terrain exhibit at The Kiernan Gallery in Lexington, Virginia.  The show is open August 29 - September 29.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Summer Fun on Flathead Lake ~ Montana Family & Editorial Photography

Couldn't think of a more perfect day than sailing with two of the cutest kids and best sailors and crew (Sugar was great too!) on Flathead Lake.  Many thanks to the captain.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Jewel Basin ~ Montana Documentary & Editorial Photography

Chief Aeneas Paul of the Kootenai
“Friends, I have seen the sun set on the minarets of Spain, and make splendid the dome of St. Sophia in Constantinople. I have watched the play of color upon the desert of Egypt, with the Sphinx and pyramids.  I have made a trail through the hinterland of the Canadian Rockies, to where the Aurora Borealis from the polar skies make the northern night glorious… but for kaleidoscopic lights and shadows, for octaves of tone and color, for unending variety of the moods and forms of Nature, Jewel Basin is the most charmed and charming spot in all the world.
~A sermon by Rev. Eugene Cosgrove, Helena, Sept. 14, 1919.

More beautiful scenery all in Jewel Basin that I am so fortunate to live near and is right here in Bigfork, Montana.  Hiking up to the top of the hightest peak in the Flathead Valley, Mt. Aeneas, named for the Kootenai chief pictured, is a treat not to be missed.

Sugar taking time to smell the flowers in Jewel Basin

Dreamy views of Birch Lake

View of Birch Lake

Sugar hiking back from Birch Lake

View of peak of Mt. Aeneas

View from peak of Mt. Aeneas looking south down the Swan Range

View of Picnic Lakes in Jewel Basin from the peak of Mt. Aeneas

Snow field coming down from peak of Mt. Aeneas descending into Jewel Basin

View from peak of Mt. Aeneas and hiking down into Jewel Basin towards Picnic Lakes

Hiking down into Jewel Basin towards Picnic Lakes

Chilly waters of Picnic Lake

Picnic Lake and perfect trail in Jewel Basin

Picnic Lake in Jewel Basin

Emerald flora in Jewel Basin

Friday, July 6, 2012

Going To The Sun ~ Montana Documentary Photography

Yes, two years in Montana, and on Saturday I finally went for the first time up Going To The Sun Road to Logan Pass in Glacier National Park.  Hiked the trail to the lookout for Hidden Lake on the slippery snow and was in awe of the beauty I am lucky to live so close to.

View of McDonald Creek
Incredible feats of engineering on Going To The Sun Road
Aptly named Heaven's Peak with mysterious watermelon snow (lower left)

All creatures great and small drool over the vistas from Going To The Sun Road

Bird Woman Falls

Yes, this is real, and in Montana - view from the car on Going To The Sun Road

Hiking the snow field past Mount Clements to Hidden Lake

Tiny people, big geology on Hidden Lake Trail

Mount Clements

Skiing in June on Hidden Lake Trail

"Get this for me so I can paint it", says my hiking partner.  Yes, ma'am!

Snowy abstract on Hidden Lake Trail

Snow and sky on Hidden Lake Trail

Hidden Lake

Snowy abstract on Hidden Lake Trail

Waiting in the parking lot for the humans     -     Weeping Wall