Big, Big Skies

Up in the Gravelly Range – Cameron, Montana

One thing I love about being out in the American West are the skies. The enormous skies. The big, big skies. The skies that just seem to go forever. And they cover equally huge panoramas. Vistas that just fill your senses with. Wide. Open. Space. Taking representative photos of the west can be a real challenge, because so many times the resulting images look flat and lack any real sense of scale. But this is one that works that way for me; it’s our rental car, framed in the vast openness of the Gravelly Range in southwestern Montana.


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Big, big skies
Gravelly Range Road
Cameron, Montana
September 2014
Eastman Double-X 5222 film
Voigtländer Heliar 15/4.5 ASPH lens
Leica M3 35mm film camera

Early Morning Drama

The Madison Range – Ennis, Montana

This is the stunning view we had during our recent stay in Montana. From our vantage point, we could – on a clear day – see all the way down the valley into Idaho, some 65 miles away. A beautiful, beautiful place.


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The Madison Range
Madison Valley
Ennis, Montana
May 2021
Apple iPhone 12 Pro

The Badlands

Theodore Roosevelt National Park – Painted Canyon Visitor Center, North Dakota

For our lengthy road trip out to Montana a few weeks ago, we passed through the Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. It’s a park that I’ve always wanted to visit, but just haven’t had the opportunity to do so just yet. At least this time we actually stopped to take some photos.


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Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Painted Canyon Visitor Center
Belfield, North Dakota
May 2021
Apple iPhone 12 Pro