Archive for the ‘Montana’ Tag

Blacksmith Shop   Leave a comment

The Blacksmith & Wagon Shop in Virginia City, MT, was full of great detail and beautifully lit:

 

old wagons in garage

 

old-fashioned blacksmith

 

old-fashioned coaches in garage

Posted October 22, 2017 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, Travel, US

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Three Views of a Windmill   2 comments

I ran across this abandoned farm in Montana (near Ennis):

Farm windmill in Montana

Canon 5D Mark II, EF 16-35mm

Vintage Motel Signs   Leave a comment

Captured in West Yellowstone – throwbacks to the Fifties!

 

 

Posted September 30, 2017 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, Travel, US

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Virginia City General Store   4 comments

Grocery shopping, 150 years ago. I can only imagine what wonderful sounds that old cash register made when used (see last pic).

General store interior

wall of tinned goods

Old cash register

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EF16-35mm lens, edited with Nik Color Efex

Posted September 23, 2017 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, US

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Yellowstone Trees   Leave a comment

Captured these while driving through Yellowstone National Park last weekend:

Posted September 17, 2017 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Nature, Travel, US

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Easy Walking. Really?   Leave a comment

I don’t think so. Looks like the comfort of women’s shoes hasn’t changed in over a century. Captured in a store window in Virginia City, MT:

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Posted September 12, 2017 by Lutz Braum in Things, Travel, US

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Dixieland in the Wild West   Leave a comment

This band was playing (badly out of tune) Dixieland Jazz in an old-fashioned theatre in Virginia City, an old mining town in Montana:

 

jazz band playing in old theatre

Posted September 9, 2017 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, People, Travel, US

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Veteran Rider   2 comments

Captured this Air Force veteran at a motorcycle rally in Ennis, Montana this past weekend. Loved his jacket. And had a nice chat with him and his wife.

 

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM, edited in Adobe Lightroom

Posted September 3, 2017 by Lutz Braum in People, Travel, US

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Old Montana Mining Town   5 comments

A brief visit to Virginia City in Montana recently provided lots of photo opportunities. Click on any picture to see them in slideshow format:

 

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EF16-35mm f/4 lens

Posted September 2, 2017 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, Travel, US

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Big Sky Sunset   Leave a comment

Caught this on the one sunny day that we were here, viewed from our living room window. What a gorgeous part of the country!

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Canon 7D, EF24-70mm
ISO 200
f/8
1/400 sec
HDR, black&white conversion in Lightroom

Church Mouse   3 comments

Actually I found this one in a barn in an abandoned mining town in Montana.

mouse under roof beams

Canon 7D, 15-85mm
ISO 2500
f/5.6
1/10 sec

Posted February 26, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Animals, Nature, US

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Big Sky Vistas   3 comments

Driving through Montana I am always fascinated by the wide open spaces, probably because there aren’t many in Connecticut. The bottom one is of the battlefield of the Little Bighorn, site of Custer’s Last Stand.

Yellowstone Wildlife   2 comments

On a recent trip to Yellowstone, my son and I saw just about every major animal except moose: Bison, elk, coyote, bear (with bear cub), wolves. Here are a few shots I liked:

 

Canon 7D, 70-200mm f/2.8
ISO 640
f/10
1/100 sec

Posted November 7, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Animals, Landscapes, Nature, US

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Forest Fire Aftermath   Leave a comment

Hundreds of acres of forest in Yellowstone Park were destroyed in massive fires in 1988, requiring over 9,000 firefighters and affecting almost 800,000 acres of forest (bigger than Rhode Island). The remnants of that destruction can still be seen:

 

Canon 7D, 10-24mm
ISO 400
f/20
1/160 sec

Yellowstone Ranger   1 comment

This friendly ranger greeted us as we entered Yellowstone National Park on a recent visit to Montana.

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Canon 7D, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L
ISO 200
f/5.6
1/60 sec
adjusted in Silver Efex Pro 2

Grand Canyon of Yellowstone   2 comments

Not quite as big as the real Grand Canyon, but impressive nevertheless:



 

Posted October 28, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, Nature, US

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Big Buck   1 comment

This 13-point elk buck was watching over a herd of elk in Yellowstone National Park. I was fortunate enough to sneak up for 2 close-ups without being noticed (well, the second picture he’s looking right at me, so who am I kidding?).

 

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Canon 7D, EF70-200mm f/2.8 with 2x converter
ISO 400
f/5.6
1/400 sec

Posted October 24, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Animals, Nature, US

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Montana Barn   4 comments

Loved the texture on this old barn, near the Montana State University campus:

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Canon 7D, EFS 24mm f/2.8
ISO 100
f/5.6
1/160 sec

Bozeman Street Photography   3 comments

Captured these folks on a recent stroll along Main Street in Bozeman, MT.

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Posted October 17, 2015 by Lutz Braum in People, US

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Scenes from Livingston, MT   3 comments

This scenic little town is in southern Montana, close to the North entrance of Yellowstone Park.

Posted October 14, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, US

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Grain Storage in Montana   2 comments

Found in Bozeman, MT:

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Close Encounter with a Bison   Leave a comment

On a recent trip to Yellowstone, I saw this bison and took these photos while I followed it for an hour as it crossed Lamar valley, chomping on grass while generally ignoring me. He must have known he had nothing to fear from me. Figures, since he’s the largest land animal in North America, weighing roughly a ton.

Canon 7D, 70-200mm EF 2.8

ISO 640
f/10
1/20 sec

Posted October 10, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Animals, Black&White, Nature, US

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Modern Cowboy   3 comments

Caught this cowboy checking his cellphone at the Bozeman airport in Montana.

cowboy in airport

 

Canon 7D, EF24-70mm f/2.8L
ISO 100
f/7.1
1/500 sec
enhanced with Nik Analog Efex Pro

Sticking the Landing   Leave a comment

Snowboarder in Big Sky, Montana:

Snowboarder landing

 

Canon EOS 7D, EF40mm f/2.8 STM
ISO 640
f/10
1/400 sec

Posted February 6, 2015 by Lutz Braum in People, US

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Night Skies over Montana   2 comments

On a few clear nights, I marveled at the stars above Big Sky. Here are three of my favorite shots. Click on any one of them to see them in full screen slide show format.

Posted February 3, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Nature, US

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Terrain Park Fun at Big Sky   Leave a comment

Tried my hand at sports photography while at Big Sky with my son and his friends. Click on any picture to see them in slideshow format.

Canon 7D, 40mm f/2.8 STM
ISO 1,000
f/5.6
1/1250 sec
Bleach Bypass Filter in Nik Color Efex2

 

Posted January 31, 2015 by Lutz Braum in People

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Riding the Rails at Big Sky   1 comment

Captured at the terrain park at Big Sky.

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Canon 7D, 40mm f/2.8 STM
ISO 640
f/20
1/40 sec

Posted January 27, 2015 by Lutz Braum in People, US

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Lone Mountain Pine   3 comments

Not sure what kind of tree this is, but I loved this twisted, gnarled, lonely pine tree near Lone Mountain in Montana.

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Bristlecone pine 1

 

Canon 7D, EF40mm f/2.8
ISO 400
f/11
1/640 sec

Posted January 26, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, Nature, US

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Montana Wildlife   1 comment

Captured these mountain goats along the Gallatin River on the way to Big Sky.

Beautiful Big Sky   Leave a comment

Every time I come here the views take my breath away.

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Captured with iphone and Hipstamatic app.

Storm Clouds Over Montana   3 comments

Taken on the road between Bozeman and Big Sky.

Clouds over snow-capped mountains

 

 

Orion watching over Big Sky   6 comments

The sky was dominated by Orion (the constellation, not the winter storm) during my last night at Big Sky, Montana.

Night Sky over Lone Mountain

Canon 7D, EF 24-70mm  f/2.8L
ISO 125
f/2.8
20 sec

Sunrise over Lone Mountain, Big Sky   Leave a comment

One last picture from an amazing trip to Montana:

Lone Mountain, Big Sky

Canon 7D
ISO 1250
f/8
1.0 sec
B&W conversion with Silver Efex Pro

Winter Creatures in Montana   3 comments

This moose didn’t seem to be too concerned about me taking pictures. The other creatures actually enjoyed it (giving me some practice with action shots).

Moose eating

Snowboard jump

ski jump

 

Big Snow in Big Sky   1 comment

It was SO cold that the lifts couldn’t run because the back-up power runs on diesel, and the diesel fuel was too viscous to run through the engine. Had to wait until 11am when it was only -15 degrees!
Needless to say, I rarely removed my gloves to take pictures, but here are a few, shot with the iPhone app Hipstamatic.

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Posted February 6, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Landscapes, Travel, US

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Winter in Yellowstone   9 comments

Arrived in Montana and took a drive through parts of Yellowstone before arriving at Big Sky today. -15F (-26C)!

Family of Elk

This gang of elk didn’t mind the cold.

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Vintage Truck in Montana   3 comments

Found this gem near Virginia City, an old mining town in Montana:

Abandoned Car Wreck in Montana

Canon 7D, 10-22mm EF-S
ISO 160
f/11
1/125 sec

Virginia City, Montana   11 comments

My son and I visited this old mining town recently. Founded in 1863, it was the capital of the Territory of Montana for 10 years. During that time, miners extracted over $90M ($40B in today’s dollars) of gold in the area, and the city housed about 10,000 people. Now its population is down to 132.

Vintage Montana Combine Harvester   2 comments

Found this ‘little’ abandoned machine in a field by the side of the road near Bozeman, Montana. Click on any picture to see them in large slideshow format.

Posted November 2, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Things, US

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Montana Fall Vistas   3 comments

I spent a day last weekend in Montana with my son and we spent the entire day taking pictures. Here’s the first batch, of the scenery while driving from Bozeman to Virginia City.

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Canon 7D, 12-20mm lens, adjusted with Nik HDR Efex Pro

Posted October 26, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, Panorama, Travel, US

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Vintage Architecture in Butte, MT   7 comments

A quick drive-through of Butte, MT nevertheless yielded some good photo opportunities. This is the historic downtown district, dating back to the late 1800’s when Butte supplied most of the copper produced in the US:

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Hotel Finlen, Butte Montana

Fireproof Hotel in Butte, MT
Butte Beer Advertising

M&M Cigar Store in Butte, MT

Butte, MT Downtown

Scenic Montana   6 comments

 These were taken along the Pintler Veterans Memorial Scenic Highway in Montana, connecting Anaconda and Phillipsburg:

Silver Lake

Old Shed

Butte Anaconda Vintage Train

Abandoned Shed

Canon Powershot G12

Montana Junk Yard   4 comments

On the way from Bozeman to Missoula, near Phillipsburg, I  came across a junk yard full of cars and old mining machinery.

Antique Chrysler wreck

Antique Chevrolet

Antique Truck Wreck

Antique Truck Detail

Canon PowerShot G12

Posted February 21, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Things, US

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Neon Signs of Bozeman, MT   1 comment

Shot these during a quick one-day visit to Bozeman yesterday and today:

Montana Grill Sign

The Ellen Theater

Sporting Good Sign

Lewis and Clark Motel Sign

This is obviously not a neon sign, but it was such a clear beautiful day that I HAD to include a picture of the panoramic view.

Bozeman Panorama

Canon PowerShot G12

Posted February 19, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Travel, US

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Ghost Town in Montana   1 comment

I’m off to Montana, and thus took a look again at pictures that I took 2 years ago in Elkhorn, Montana, an abandoned mining town. I finally have the software (Nik Color Efex) to turn somewhat bland snapshots into much more interesting photographs.

Elkhorn Mining Town Car

Elkhorn Montana Interior

Elkhorn Montana Chimney

Elkhorn Montana Building Interior

Elkhorn Mining Town Heater

 

Elkhorn Mining Town Car

Indian Chief   2 comments

Another shot from the pow wow I attended in Montana, near Little Bighorn Battleground:

Indian Chief at pow-wow

 

Canon EOS  7D, EF 70-200mm
ISO 100
f/9
1/400 sec
B&W adjustment in Nik Silver Efex

Indian Head   2 comments

I photographed this gentleman at an Indian pow wow near Little Bighorn Battlefield in Montana:

Indian Head

Canon EOS 7D, EF 70-200mm
ISO 100
165mm
f/9
1/25 sec
B&W conversion in Nik Silver Efex

Posted February 6, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, People, Travel, US

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