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.
Photo info: 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
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.
Photo info: The Madison Range Madison Valley Ennis, Montana May 2021 Apple iPhone 12 Pro
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.
Photo info: Theodore Roosevelt National Park Painted Canyon Visitor Center Belfield, North Dakota May 2021 Apple iPhone 12 Pro