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.
The Great American Hill Climb is one of my favorite events to shoot in Billings. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a lot of time to spend out there, so I thought I would do a quick feature on the guys responsible for catching the bikes. I almost got run over by a bike getting these. I thimk it was worth it.
Here are the photos that ran with Jaci’s article on Billings underground artists. You can read the story and see the rest of the photos here: http://bit.ly/1iOfsZa
Our entertainment editor, Jaci Webb, asked me to shoot some pictures of underground artists in Billings. So we gathered as many counter-culture artists that would allow us to take their picture, about 30, and set up a shoot in the bowels of Billings’ oldest theater the Babcock. I am really happy with how the images turned out. Here is a preview of one of the throwaways. I’ll post the series when it publishes.
Well, I finished my first year of shooting. I managed to shoot everyday, although I was late on my daily post on four days and missed two days of posts while I was in the Yellowstone National Park, sometimes life and internet access don’t cooperate with your plans.
I wanted to do something big for my last shoot, but I wasn’t sure what I wanted to shoot. My boss kind of forced me into today’s shot. He wants me to learn how to use our gigapan before an event next week. The photographer that used to shoot all of the Billings Gazette’s giant panoramas left, and no one has stepped up to learn how to use the machine. I think our publisher really wants a gigapan for an event that he is the chair of, so I think my boss nominated me for the job.
This panorama is made up of 204 22 megapixel images. The final image is 2341 megapixels. It is a shot of Billings just before sunset. It is not a terribly exciting image, but it is pretty cool to see all of the detail. Unfortunately it is too large for my blog so I had to just post 1 of the 204 images you will have to click here to see the whole image: http://gigapan.com/gigapans/109000.
I was assigned to cover a fire training exercise for the latest crop of recruits for the Billings Fire Department. The fire took place in a house that had been donated to the fire department by the county. My “artsy” shot of the day is the first image which is of onlookers through the burned out window. The onlookers are actually in focus but the heat from the fire is causing them to distort in a way that reminds me of an impressionistic painting. The other two images I threw up to give you a little context of the day and scene. The images were shot after the big blaze. Unfortunately, I had to shoot video during that period.