The Road to Tomorrow (Happy 2009!)

I hope you have a great 2009! Here is a nice little one to get the new year started in fit and proper form!

I took this when I unexpectedly ended up spending a sunset alone. I was supposed to take an ATV over to another bluff to meet a bunch of paleontologists with whom I had spent the day unearthing a Hadrosaur from some Cretaceous mudstone formation. My forearms had never been so tired in my life after holding that hammer and pick for what seemed like endless hours of nerve-wracking excavation! After getting hopelessly lost on my ATV and having some mechanical troubles, I ended up near the border of Canada. Luckily, I had my camera equipment, so I slipped on my iPod and set up for the right moment.

Yesterday I updated my HDR Tutorial, and you might have noticed a shot from Lightroom with the five originals from this below the New York Times Square photo (which is a good one for the New Year!). Anyway, I thought I would share it because sometimes the other photographers that come here like to see the originals before they have been run through my algorithms… [edit: actually, looking at it closer, it is a “slightly” different perspective…taken about 20 seconds earlier… but, well, you get the idea… just picture it shifted over about 3 feet!]

The Road to Tomorrow (and Happy 2009!) (by Stuck in Customs)

HDR Tutorial

  • Susan

    Wow! Great one Trey! Am so looking forward to seeing 2009 with you! The happiest of New Year’s to you!

  • Great shot, Trey. Just picked up the Canon 5D II. I may have to give HDR a shot; it’s not been something I’ve tried much of in the past.

    Happy New Year.

  • Happy New Trey!!! I love the shot of Montana, always fun viewing your images.

  • dean

    Happy new year!

  • Happy New Year from the other side of the ocean! It’s always great to open up your website and see a new pic! Thanks for sharing your work and all the inspiration! Looking foward to see where the road will take me!

  • Deb

    Happy New Year! This is a great picture! I LOVE landscapes and this one makes me want to set my feet on that road just to see where it leads. Thank you!

  • That photo has so many meanings. If you just sit and think you will understand the depth of that picture.

  • Thank you all… Have a good year! 🙂

  • Gail

    HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!! What a fitting picture, Trey, to start out 2009. Just beautiful. Let’s hope all our roads lead to better things this year. In my next life, I want to be an archeologist!! 😉

  • Michael


    Beautiful shot and very evocative of the cold!

    BTW, your RSS 2.0 external feed just changed titles this morning to (No Title).

  • Bianca

    Beautiful! Happy New Year to you and the fam!!

  • DT

    Appears to be north of Great Falls. Love the picture and, if I’m right, it is a welcome sight that I haven’t seen in 17 years.

  • Happy new year! May the road ahead have no speed-bumps in it! Many times, you find the best things where you weren’t looking for them. Best wishes!!

  • Charles F

    i dont know why but this picture makes me think of the John Denver song, “country roads”

  • Happy new year! Great shot,amazing!

  • Dale Martin

    Beautiful photograph. Hope you don’t mind, I used this photo as part of one of signatures for a mustang forum. Here is a link to the signature. I gave you full credit and placed a link.

    You are truly an inspiration!!!

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