Years ago, when I got my first 35mm, I would sit outside at night during a thunderstorm shooting lighting. I'd set my camera on bulb mode, and wait till a few bolts went off. After I moved to Portland, I was slightly disappointed that lightning and thunder weren't all that common. Now that I'm back … Continue reading Lightning
The combination of earlier snow melt and recent rain storms have pushed local rivers over their banks. From what I've read today, it looks like the Missouri river has peaked at 14.5 feet, and is expected to start receding soon. The Sun River is also starting to slowly recede. Several fishing access sites will remain closed until the areas can be cleaned up and deemed safe.
Steve and I had the opportunity to get some drone footage inside the Cascade County Courthouse this week. Flying inside is never quite as easy as flying outside, but the fact that this is a 115-year-old building on the National Register of Historic Places made it even more challenging. We weren't as worried about damaging … Continue reading Courthouse Update
Remember My buddy Steve from the courthouse aerial footage? He’s back again for the Signature MT Winter 2018 edition. Signature Montana is a quarterly magazine for Montanans, by Montanans. Landing a cover is awesome, but check out the article inside featuring a collection of Steve’s photos. Especially the old combine silhouetted against an impressive aurora … Continue reading Steve Wolff – Signature MT Magazine
Had the opportunity to fly the courthouse today. Beautiful blue skies and a shiny copper dome. New photos on the courthouse project page. Shot a few seconds of video while I was up there, too. Playing around with the Point of Interest flight option on the Mavic.
I'm not what you'd call a *family* photographer. But every now and then, friends ask me to take their family portraits. And who can say no to friends? I admit I had a great time shooting this group. It was cold, and the light was flat, but we perservered.
Twenty-one years ago, I moved to Portland from Montana. I couldn't wait to get out and experience *more*. I knew there was more to life than Montana. A few years ago, I started thinking about moving back. Last summer, I decided to make it happen.
It's not that I don't still love Portland. I'm just not as in love with it as I was back then. The population doubled, but the infrastructure didn't, the political climate felt hypocrytical and strange, and the solid gray skies were starting to get to me.
So I loaded up the UHaul and drove to Montana.
I spent 10 days in Montana recently, and was able to do a bit of exploring while I was there. Montana has a virtually endless supply of photo opportunities--you just have to wander a bit.