Three Forks, Montana

Welcome! This is my new blog. It's built right into my website. From 2009-2019 I was blogging through Google's "blogger" and that blog is still active though I am not adding to it.  A tab at the top of this page called "old blog" will get you there.  I think the photos I am able to post on this new blog are allowed to be of higher quality as well as being a larger viewing size, though that may depend on the size of your viewing screen.


 

Stay-at-Home Backyard Photography: #18: Wabi-Sabi Oak Leaf

October 27, 2020
Until a year ago I had never heard of wabi-sabi*, but it was chosen by my photoclub as one of our monthly assignments last year. A the time I came up with a photo of a dy...
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Stay-at-Home Backyard Photography: #17: Fall Ferns

October 11, 2020
When sitting outside and enjoying our yard, I spent the summer looking at this clump of ferns surrounding the double trunk of a hemlock. Back then, the ferns were of cour...
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Stay-at-Home Backyard Photography: #16: “Broomrape” flower – What a strange and off-putting name

September 07, 2020
“Broomrape” – What a strange and off-putting name for this small group of flowers on the edge of our gravel driveway. I have never seen these before or anywhere else. The...
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Stay-at-Home Backyard Photography: 15: Garlic Chive Flowers

September 04, 2020
Not much of a story here. But I liked the pretty flowers. Laurie bought some seedlings in the spring to create a small garden of herbs on our deck. She grew a few flower...
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Stay-at-Home Backyard Photography: 14: Cosmos Blossom with one Drop of Water Remaining

September 01, 2020
I snapped this blossom on our deck after the rain stopped Saturday, but before the last drop of water fell from the petals. The colors of this flower are so rich, amd thi...
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Vignettes are a Nice Technique in Flower Photography. Here's and example

August 30, 2020
A great use for a vignette is with flower photography. It is a very effective way to focus attention on the flower(s) and to keep the viewer's eyes from migrating to the...
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I'm Using a Vignette more and more when Processing Images

August 27, 2020
What I have below is a cell phone photo I took the other day at a local farm stand, springdellfarm.com. I was picking up peaches for my wife who was planning to make a pe...
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Stay-at-Home Backyard Photography #14: The Edge of the Storm

August 26, 2020
Afternoon thunderstorms have been a bit frightening (i.e. noisy) the last few days. We dodged a bullet yesterday as I watched this cloud from our yard. It stayed to the...
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Stay-at-Home Photography: 13: Garden Geranium

August 24, 2020
Our little geranium plants have been blooming all summer. I wish we had more of them. The two blossoms in this photo are at different maturities, though I doubt I apprec...
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Stay-at-Home Photography: 12: Spirea

August 22, 2020
On the line between our property and our neighbor is a beautiful Spirea bush. I'd say it's 10 feet in diameter and 8 feet tall. The flowers are small and white and easy t...
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Stay-at-Home Photography: 11: Perfect Dandelion

August 20, 2020
Many of us are constantly battling with dandelions, trying to keep them out of our lawns. They are weeds and we don't like seeing their seeds flying across the lawn attac...
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Stay-at-Home Photography: 10: Mini Oak Leaf

August 18, 2020
I plucked this off a tiny oak sapling. It couldn't have measured longer than one inch. Held up to the light (with the green of bushes blurred in the background), I loved...
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Stay-at-Home Backyard Photography: 9: Orange and Green

August 16, 2020
Even before I saw a few of these downed leaves in the yard yesterday, I was saying it felt like fall. High temperatures reached just 70F at 3pm, with just a touch of humi...
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Stay-at-Home Photography: 8: Blueberry Blossoms with Stacking

August 13, 2020
It's hard to believe that I stacking 23 images to create this one image. All images were stacked automatically in Photoshop and then processed further in Lightrooom. Neve...
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Stay-at-Home Photography: 7: Our Fawn is getting Big

August 11, 2020
A little background. My wife and I enjoy our first cup of coffee each morning while sitting outside, usually starting at 5:30am. It has only been since the beginning of t...
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