Field Notes

Walking with My Camera: Sunlight in Water

Today is cool and gray. The night’s snow has melted. To slow down the spread of Covid-19 and protect our healthcare workers and those who are the most vulnerable, Montana residents along with many people around the world have been asked to shelter in place, move about only as necessary for essential services and maintain …

Skiing with My Camera: Mountain Lion Tracks and Ice

It’s been a while since my last post. We’ve had a mild winter with just enough snow to ski out the back door most of the days during the last six weeks. Over the last month, our dog has treed a mountain lion at night several times on our property. Last week my husband was …

Driving with My Camera: Mission Mountains in Northwest Montana

In late November I was driving south on Highway 93 near Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge. The edges and lines in the Mission Mountain range compelled me to stop the car and take a quick photograph. I had a small camera so I couldn’t get all of the detail I wanted but even so, you can …

Card Packs for Sale – in Missoula, Montana

Still looking for a little something for a gift? I am offering a gift pack of five cards with images of Firebush leaves in the snow. One pack of five cards for $18 (The cards normally retail for $4 a card so, the one 5-pack price is a savings of .40 cents per card) or …

Walking with My Camera: Fallen Leaves Along Rattlesnake Creek

Earlier in November I had the opportunity to walk along Rattlesnake Creek in Northwest Montana. The fallen leaves near the creek are beginning the process of returning their nutrients to the soil. When I was kneeling among them, the late afternoon sun and tree shadows accented the structure of their bodies on the journey toward …

Walking with My Camera: Leaves and Plastic-Finding Beauty and Action

It has been awhile since I’ve posted. I took this photograph of Grey Wolf peak, part of Mission Range, on September 30 while out walking near my home in Northwest Montana. That storm brought about six inches of snow to our place, not much compared to Browning where they had four feet of snow. Today …

Walking with My Camera: Big Knife Creek Treasures

I regularly walk by Big Knife Creek, a small waterway on the Flathead Reservation of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes in Western Montana. I photograph this area most days of the year. Recently I went into a more overgrown part of the water shed. This part of the creek is darker but when the …

Walking with My Camera: Sunlight Inside Big Knife Creek

On the day I was shooting these images there was a small glow of sunlight concentrated in Big Knife Creek right next to a rock. The light stayed in a general area but was alive with the movement of the water. One of the colors of the light was a luminous chartreuse. The tiny spaces …