Cutting the Wheat

I am headed back to Montana tomorrow for a week. I’ll actually be in both Montana and Wyoming in Yellowstone National Park. I think it’s my 5th or 6th trip there! I’m really looking forward to it… This will be my first trip with the D3X, so I look forward to rediscovering some old favorites with the new camera. Also, since it’s Yellowstone, the weather patterns are always unique and unexpected.

This shot is from the northern part of Montana, up where the fields go on forever. These nice crop rows are the ones that get caught in your eyes when you are driving by at super-sonic speeds…but you can still make out single rows like frames in an old movie.

Cutting the Wheat

  • Sometimes your photos just blow my mind.

  • Have a great time – wish I could be there, too! Montana is great but I have never been to Yellowstone. The photo is great. Again the deep blue colors – I love that. I personally would have cropped the image or shot a horizontal.

  • That photo was made from more than one shot no? it looks like a panoramic one.. is it?

  • Barb

    Great depth of field. It draws you right into it.

  • Trey…. Amazing landscape. Are you in Yellowstone for the long weekend? I wish I could meet you there.

  • Daniel

    say Trey, you wouldn’t consider driving a little further north afterwards and visiting us here at the Calgary Stampede, would you? I’m pretty sure a homegrown Texan cowboy like yourself would thoroughly enjoy it. 😉

  • Thanks!

    Frederico – this is just a normal HDR with 5 exposures – but no pano

    Sathya – maybe I’ll see you in the park one day 🙂

    Daniel – I’ve always wanted to come to Calgary… no time this trip I’m afraid! 🙂

  • casusan

    Oh wow – this is beautiful! Safe journey and have fun!

  • Aeran


    Have you ever considered doing HDR weather photography? I’m personally fascinated beyond reason with weather, especially bad weather. You have a knack for capturing wonderful cloudscapes, I thought that perhaps your skills would pair well with a looming funnel cloud. Either way, great picture, and… as this is the internet and all is fair game, I have a bit of shameless promoting to do, so without further adieu… if anyone wants to check out the two new singles I’ve just released, please be my guest and download them. I can at least vouch for the music being highly unique and fun to listen to!

  • Facebook User

    Wow, just wow! I love this photo Trey! The colors are just fantastic. I have no idea how you do it but keeping doing what your doing!!

  • Hans

    I miss Dillon (in the southwestern Montana). You should take some pictures there… Awesome.

  • marc in calgary

    very good, looking a lot like home! you know you want it…

  • Really nice, I like the lines of the cut wheat and the color of the sky. Superb!


  • Amazing as always! I especially love your vertical use of the wide angle, looking out on the horizon and down towards your feet at the same time. Nice work!!

  • Very beautiful. Rural areas always fascinated me. On either sides of those speedy highways are abandoned century old log cabins, obscure little stores, dingy restaurants…and you begin to wonder how different life would be if you lived in those places.

    I’ve always wanted to go to Yellowstone! I can’t wait to see your photos!

  • Thanks all 🙂

    Aeran – yes I do a bit of that — actually one coming up in a few days I think!

  • Wow, Trey, you are right, in eastern Montana, you see a lot of this, plus rolling hills with lots of draws that fill when they do get rain. Have a great time in Yellowstone. Wish we could meet up with you there. But I just got back home Saturday afternoon, darn. But had a great time at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort near Deer Lodge and Anaconda. It’s a beautiful drive between Missoula and there along I90. The rock formations are just so amazing.

  • Amazing picture, wonderful!

  • Excellent! I really like this one a lot!

  • Having just returned from these areas a little over 2 weeks ago I’m looking forward to what you come back with. Montana and Wyoming are incredibly beautiful areas. I wish I could visit there more often.

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