Here are a few of my shots from the cattle drive that was held in downtown Billings on Saturday afternoon. Over 70 corriente cattle were driven by area cowboys during the annual NILE Rodeo parade.
Keeper and maker of the Cheyenne courtship flute Jay Old Mouse tells us how the flute was used to find young men’s soul mates. Jay was a great interview. He had a ton of great stories, and was an incredibly warm and friendly person. You can read Jaci Webb’s story here and also see the rest of my photos: http://bit.ly/1lbUzJ3
I took these selfies today off Myers Road near Hysham, MT. I think these are the best self portraits that I have ever shot. For me , they are just a reminder of how insignificant all the trivial bs that I – and everyone else – deals with every day. More importantly, they remind me of how truly blessed I am to be alive and able experience such awesome wonders.
On technical note, the most significant thing I did in postediting that I did to make the Milky Way pop was to play with the contrast and white levels in Lightroom. Given the sky tonight I really didn’t need to do too much. However, I did need to do a lot of noise reduction given the long exposure and high iso. If you blow it up the noise is pretty significant , but on the small scale of the web, and if viewed from a slight distance it should be unnoticeable. It just goes to show ho amazing Canon’s noise reduction capabilities are becoming.
Merry Christmas everyone.
Today, I got to record Scott Holt who spent 10 years of his life playing guitar with blues legend Buddy Guy. He is in town performing at the Yellowstone Valley Brewing Company Garage Pub on Saturday Night. The performance is part of the Rock the Block Party for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A huge chunk of the proceeds goes to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. You won’t be disappointed if you go, Scott is an amazing talent, and his performance is benefiting a great cause.
Today, my daughter and I went exploring. We just got in the car and kept driving down back country roads until we ended up in Hardin, Montana. There I saw a sign for the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area so I we made our way there. We got there late, and it was really overcast when we were there, but I still managed to get some decent shots. The one of the scrap pile that was at one point a grain bin, I found in the middle of a field off Highway 87e. I thought it looked like an abstract sculpture.