Sunday, April 15, 2007

Solo at Kootenai Canyon

Woke up to an overcast day today, but thought I ought to make the most of it. I headed down to Kootenai canyon for a little climbing and to take some pictures. Since lighting was poor due to the overcast sky, I thought this would be a good opportunity to get a few creek photos showing sense of motion.

Shutter speed 1/10, F36, ISO 200

Shutter speed 1/10, F36, ISO 200

Shutter speed 1/6, F36, ISO 200

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Experimenting with photoshop

Here is a photo from the ski trip that I have been altering with photoshop. It is actually three different photos that I have tried to stitch together. You can probably spot where the different photos end since I'm still learning how to use the program.

The entire Selkirk range with Sir Donald on the right.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Fun with the camera

Tonight I thought I would finally get around to trying some time exposures. I hiked up the mountain behind the house to get a good view of Missoula. The sun had gone down about thirty minutes prior to me getting into position, so I thought it may cause some nice color in the sky.

Missoula night.

East and South side of town.

Another try.

The Big Dipper.

Monday, April 2, 2007

Fresh powder, great turns, and nothing better to do.

I just got back from the second leg of my two week journey. Back country skiing in the Purcell mountains of British Columbia.
After driving back from LA, I picked up my Uncle Bob, spent the night in Missoula, then continued on for another 7 hours in the car. We spent two nights in Golden BC due to weather, then took a helicopter into the back country lodge. What an amazing place. I couldn't imagine a more cush experience. It was a little awkward at first, but I quickly got accustom to it.

The week was filled will amazing food and incredible skiing. Fresh snow had fallen just before we got there leaving everything untracked. I got to spent the week developing my skiing skills and impressing everyone with how many desserts I could eat. I would love to go back, but unfortunately I'll probably never be able to afford it unless I get a job guiding there. At least I got to experience it and it's an experience I'll never forget.

The chopper ride in.

The Purcell mountains we skied.

Heading out for the day.

Sunrise over the Purcells.

Bob beginning the day.

Kirk getting some sweet turns.

Our turns one day. Oh so good!

Sir Donald as the scenic background.

Bob bust'n out a blues riff after skiing.

Sunrise on Sir Donald.