The Majesty (my largest photo ever)

This is one of the largest pieces I have ever made; the giant TIFF is about 21,000 pixels across (this one I uploaded is only 15,000 pixels across and has been downgraded to JPEG to fit inside the draconian upload requirements). I shot it one cool and crisp morning at Glacier National Park in this crystal clear lake that is fed by glacial runoff. It is comprised of 90 different photos that took a small eternity to mix together into an epic HDR. I’ve been thinking about having a 10-foot mural printed at walk-up resolution… but I am not quite sure where I would put it!

If you click on the shot, you can go to the Flickr site. From there, you can click on ALL SIZES to get to the largest size to see the detail, should you be so inclined!

Also, for those of you that are interested in learning more about HDR and this kind of photography, I have an HDR Tutorial, which you might enjoy.

The Majesty (my largest photo ever)

The Lonely Cabin

In the middle of a hot summer day, a lonely cabin by a fence sits quietly in the sun. I hiked near and far to find nice little places like this scattered all around.

The Lonely Cabin

The River’s Cool Morning Spray on my Lens

Another morning waking up at 5:00 AM. I’ll admit… even though I sleep very little, getting up before 6 is always a little rough. But it’s what you gotta do if you want to see the sun rise in the north during the summer. Of course, the freezing rivers that rip through the canyons of Glacier National Park offer a thousand opportunities for good lighting at daybreak.

I think I got a little too close to the river here and some of the morning wind kicked up some spray from the rapids onto the lens. In retrospect, I should not have been standing anywhere near that thing!

The River's Cool Morning Spray on my Lens

The Ice-Blue Pure Glacial Water Runoff

We hiked into the mountains of Glacier National Park for a bit to find this raging waterfall ripping through the canyon. I probably got down a little too close, but I was quite drawn to the blue water.

I’m currently in another part of Montana on a dinosaur dig, which I will post shots from in the next week or so… I am super dirty and wishing I was back at this water!

The Ice-Blue Pure Glacial Water Runoff

A Perfect Morning at Glacier National Park

I’m back in Montana for a few days!

We were graciously invited by Jack Horner up to northern Montana to join him on a dinosaur dig, My 7-year-old son (and the 7-year-old in me) is excited as can be by this once in a lifetime experience. We are not sure yet, but we think there is a special kind of Tyrannosaurus Rex that has been uncovered near Rudyard, Montana. Jack has his dig team out there, so we are going to camp out with them for a while and help with the dig… we are mega excited.

For a few nights before the dig, I took the family unit here to nearby Glacier National Park. We stayed at the Many Glacier Inn, which is this 1930’s Swiss-style chalet on a beautiful lake looking out at Mount Grinnell and several glaciers.

I woke up early in the morning to get this shot, while the rest of my family and the inn was still asleep. As usual, I had my ipod on full blast while I took in the scene and snapped away.

If you look down at the bottom, you can see all the rocks through the crystal-clear glacial lake.

A Perfect Morning at Glacier National Park

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