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The Top 10 (plus 6) Montana photo feeds on Instagram

You know when you start a project and you think it will be simple and straight-forward but then you dig into it a little and it turns out it is going to be way more complicated than you thought and if you had known that in the beginning you probably wouldn’t have taken it on in the first place? That’s what happened to me last year when I proposed a “Top 10 Montana photographers to follow on Instagram” story to Last Best News. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Photo Gallery: Signs of the times, here and there


I think the idea for this series of photos was born more than a year ago, when I laid eyes on the sign that leads off the gallery. I was walking my dog down by the sugar plant on State Avenue when I saw the old gray shed and the barely legible sign warning about the possible withholding of services. It was so odd that I went back later with my camera. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Photo gallery: Stillwater getaway for the holiday

If you don’t have time to go to Yellowstone National Park this Memorial Day weekend, a closer, but enchanting trip up the Stillwater Valley might be a good alternative and one where you still can savor wildlife, from sandhill cranes to elk, and an eruption of wildflowers. Spring in the Stillwater Valley is busting out. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Photo gallery: One last look, possibly, at fleeting spring


It was Mrs. Kemmick who directed my attention to the weather forecast Wednesday morning. The way it looked, she said, we were going to have a fairly pleasant morning and early afternoon, followed by rain that might come and go over the next several days. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Photo Gallery: Winter scenes, mostly close to home


There was not much travel involved in this latest gallery of photos. A few of us did drive over to Paradise Valley on the weekend after Christmas, but most of the photographs were taken pretty close to home—in the case of the old Arcade Bar building, just half a block from home. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Autumn jumps the gun


Fall starts on Monday, according to the calendar, but if you’ve been out much at all in the past few days, you know that for all intents and purposes it’s already here. In some spots the signs are subtle, providing just a hint of things to come. In others, it’s like a blazing announcement that the summer of 2014, following the cold, incredibly snowy winter of 2013-14, was pitifully short and officially over. (more…) Continue Reading →

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