Relaxing by the side of the river, unwinding after work. Just another day in Montana.
Western end of the Cloud Peak Skyway, a road that passes through the southern end of the Bighorn Mountains in Wyoming.
Early morning view of Mesa Falls, on the Snake River in Idaho.
Not sure what happened here. Did they give up halfway through building it, or tearing it down?
Just another roadside shot. Click to see a larger version.
View from the road approaching Square Butte, Montana.
Twin Lakes, Absaroka Mountains, Wyoming, on a summer morning.
On the road from Yellowstone to Cody, Wyoming. Looking across the north fork of the Shoshone River. Need to start packing a fishing rod along with the camera…
When I’m on the road I always try to find somewhere with a good view to take a break and watch the colors change as the sun sets.
Exploring back roads in the mountains can be frustrating. You might spend an hour bouncing down a dirt track, negotiating past washouts and fallen trees, and there is nothing to see but that endless dirt road and trees that all look the same on either side. You’re tired, your whole body hurts from all of the bouncing around, and you start thinking about turning back. Then, up ahead, you see sunlight and a patch of blue sky. You break out into the clear – the whole world is spread out before you – and even the long drive back down the mountain seems worthwhile.
Watching a spring storm move in from the shore of Puget Sound. This image has been posted to the site before – I published a color version that looked pretty good but didn’t capture how complex and interesting the sky was on that afternoon.
One from the archives… Abandoned building at Northern State Hospital, a.k.a. “The Bughouse”, a mental hospital complex near Seattle built in 1912 and used until 1973.
Looking south from the top of Beartooth Pass, Wyoming. Summer morning view of Black Stone Lake and the Absaroka Mountains. Elevation 11,000 feet.
Owl Creek Mountains, Wyoming.
This is an experimental shot that combines two techniques. It is a panorama – four images combined to get a wide final image. Each of the images used to create the panorama is an HDR (high dynamic range) image – three exposures (one overexposed, one normal exposure, one underexposed) combined to bring out color and detail beyond what you can get with a single exposure.