Field Notes

Walking with My Camera: Jocko River & Big Knife Sun Light

It is a strange small yet vast journey to stare at the water running in Big Knife Creek and try to capture sun lines–the tiny lines feel so big–views of the energy of the sun and water written out in wild brilliant script. I also seek images of circles within the water. Can you see …

Now Showing at Bigfork Design in Bigfork, Montana

“A drop of water, if it could write out its own history, would explain the universe to us.”  ~ Lucy Larcom It was a pleasure to bring my photography to the recently opened Bigfork Design gallery yesterday and work with the owner Kathleen Hennen to hang a show including some new water images. In addition …

Walking with My Camera: Big Knife Creek Water Lines

A couple days ago it was over cast and rather dark in one of places where I like to take photographs of the water in Big Knife Creek near where I live in Northwest Montana. I have a small camera, Panasonic Lumix ZS100, that I love. It has some limitations with the attached lens (25-250mm) …

Walking with My Camera: New Snow, Pollen,Leaves, Light

The last storm brought heavy rain to the lower elevations and new snow to the mountains. The humid air is scented with wild rose and ninebark and chokecherry blossoms. Yesterday the ponderosa pollen swirled in the rain puddles and lined edges. The willow seeds are flung open. Today the wild geranium and penstemon brought welcome …

Walking with My Camera: Water Ouzel and Bear

Today while walking over this water through way, I watched a Water Ouzel rest for a brief moment. The odd way the ouzel was splashing around made me wonder if it was young or if maybe it was trying to draw my attention away from a nest. The warm weather is unleashing the snow melt. …

Walking with My Camera: Big Knife Creek in May

Snow melt and rain create lively water in Big Knife Creek. I sat on the bank to feel the surge and splash. My camera and I got a little wet with the soft rain as I worked to capture the layers and hold the water in stillness for a moment. The water – singing of …

Walking with My Camera: Snakes, Greens and Bears

I have seen seven Garter snakes on recent walks and I retrieved the first tick of the season off my body last night. The bears don’t have much to eat yet. You can see the grass in the photograph I took of the scat I saw on a walk a couple days ago. Yesterday on …