Thursday, August 15, 2013

What a Summer!

St. Mary Lake, Glacier National Park
Wow! I can't believe that summer is just about over already. Where did it go? Seems like we just moved here to Montana, and now we are thinking about winter again. It's been a crazy, exciting, and fun summer though. I've done some photography that I have never done before, and learned a lot in the process. Sports, it's a whole new challenge for a Nature Photographer. First of all, the subjects are moving. Second, the lighting is usually not cooperative, since most outdoor sports do not take place at sunrise or sunset when the great light is upon us. It's been fun, and I can't wait to start shooting some High School football games this year.

This area of Montana, the Flathead Valley, has proven to be a great place to live as a Nature/Sports photographer. There is no shortage of scenery to photograph, that's for sure. Glacier National Park is simply amazing, I see something new and different every time I visit there.

Kayaker competing in the races during the Big Fork Whitewater Festival
As far as sports. Well, there are the typical High School, and Little League stuff going on. But, there are also a lot of outdoor adventure sports happening during every season. From Mountain Biking, kayaking and rafting, skydiving, skateboarding and auto racing in the summer to skiing and snowboarding in the winter. All within 20 miles of where we live.

I am using this year to learn new techniques to capture these kinds of sports, and hopefully next year I will start advertising for paid assignments. We will see what God has for my future photography.

Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy

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