Archive | June 2016

Best for Last…

DSC_5789-2.jpgThat’s it, folks. The last of my pictures from South Dakota….No, I’m just kidding.  I have so many more.  I just already had this one up and prepared for sharing.  If you are on my facebook page, it has already been shared there. I had pondered for saving it for last.  I think it is one of the best out of the set.

It could be that I’m partial to the fact that it has buffalo in it, but it is definitely one of my favorites.  I hope that you like it too.

Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

Montana Rose Photography

Where There is Light….

DSC_0145.jpgI have finished the last of the pictures from the South Dakota trip.  I’m ecstatic and can only hope that people enjoy them as much as I am proud of them.  If not, then that is just the way that it is and I’m okay with that.  I didn’t focus on this and that and all the technicalities of “creating” a photo.  No, I just did what I could and snapped what I thought looked like an amazing moment to capture.  That is when I realized…I’m not a photographer.  I’m just a girl that takes pictures.

This is one of my favorite spots and photos.  This is off of one of the main stretches of road in Custer State Park.  It is where the burros and buffalo like to mingle, which usually includes a crowd of people.  When I shot this photo, that was not the case.  The buffalo and burros had long moved on for the day and so had the people.

It was so peaceful and quiet when I took this shot.  I won’t get all philosophical or anything of such, but let’s just say…I was looking to get right with my soul and it was accomplished.

Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

Montana Rose Photography

Sneak Peak of SD

DSC_0021.jpgHere is just one of many pictures from my trip to South Dakota.  I’m still working through them, but I’m almost there.  I look forward to sharing more.

Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

Montana Rose Photography

Sneak Peak

DSC_3333-3Here is just a taste of the pictures from my friend’s wedding.  I’ve been recouping from vacation, so I’ve not been very good about the blogging.  I’ve just kind of needed to settle back in…isn’t that funny?  That sometimes you need to recoup from the vacation that you took to recoup?  I’m usually pretty active on my vacations, that is probably part of the problem.  I was a rock climbing, hiking, photographing little fool while I was gone and there was quite a bit of driving.  Totally worth it, though.

Anyway, I’m still going through pictures and it will be a bit before they are up and ready to share. I’ve got plenty of others to share and I hope you enjoy them.  Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

Montana Rose Photography


DSC_3875I don’t think that I had a post schedule for today. I don’t see it anyway, but I am finally home from South Dakota.  It was truly an amazing trip. Probably my favorite one by far to date.  I’ve got a crazy amount of pictures to go through and I’m so proud of how so many of them are looking so far.  I cannot wait to share them with you all, but it is going to take me a bit to get through them all.  Good thing I’ve got plenty of other pictures still yet to share.

Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

Montana Rose Photography

The Zone does not do Ladders

DSC_3888I know you are shocked. Ha. I didn’t even try to get her to go up or down them. That’s just craziness.  I’m sure if I had been able to get my legging right and wasn’t carrying my camera…I probably could have lifted her up on to my shoulder and climbed up the ladders, but I did not attempt it.  I probably would have ended up hurting her and myself.

These pictures are from that same little hollow from yesterday.  If you want to continue on the path through this direction, you must conquer the stairs.  Me, minus the zone, could have done it.  If I decide to go back one day…early, early in the day …maybe I will.  We shall see.

Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.  DSC_3890Montana Rose Photography

Turkey Run….

DSC_3863No, this is not an actual turkey run.  There were no turkeys and it would be rather hard to run. At least I think it would. It probably actually depends.

It is not that the path is rough.  It is just a busy, busy place.  Turkey Run State Park that is.  Locate somewhere in Indiana.  I’m not sure what part, it’s not that I’m trying to keep that part a secret…I’m not.  It is on the way to my grandma and grandpa’s.  Like you all know where that is.   They live in Illinois and it is off of one of the roads that I take to get to them.  I’m really just not always good with the whole “North, south, east, and west” thing.  It’s off of 74 in Indiana, that’s about all I can tell you.

And that if you are looking for a quiet hike, this may not be the place for you.  It is a busy, busy place.  I’ve not actually ever been there before now, so I was not aware of the traffic it get.  Now I know.

DSC_3867The zone and I were bored and headed that way one fine Sunday.  One fine, ridiculously hot Sunday.  It was worth it. I’m glad that I went. Don’t know if I’ll go again.  If I do, it will probably be early in the morning and during  the week.

I do not want to knock it as it is a beautiful park.  It was just not a favorable experience for me this time around, unfortunately.  I’m use to some busy-ness. That is to be expected on nice days; especially, nice warm days.  I just manage to usually be able to find that one trail that seems to escape the high traffic….This trip would prove otherwise.

It was not just groups of 2 or 3.  No, it was large-large groups and those were the ones that tested me in every way.  There is a level of consideration for fellow hikers I believe that you must have.  This is especially so when you are dealing with narrow paths, rocky paths, and paths that are a bit of both and have rather steep drops.  These larger groups…unfortunately, this level of respect was non-existent.  They did not care that the rocky little walk way, with the drop, wasn’t big enough for everyone. Or that the zone and I were waiting patiently for them to get out of the way so we could move on.

Yes, those people are everywhere.  I know this, but I do go to nature to escape them.  It is just a little disheartening when they manage to find me there.  Still the park itself…it is worth the visit.  There are some seriously beautiful (and muddy) spots.  Those seemed to be the zone’s favorite spots.    Maybe it was the puddles of waters she insisted on walking through or the mud that she dug her paws deep into, getting that mud deep into the crevices between her toes…I’m not sure, but she loved it.   DSC_3873These pictures are of one the quieter trails…only because the zone and I managed to get ahead of the two larger herds of people for a bit.  This was also the coolest area.  It was called “Bear Hollow.”  I believe, anyway.  I think that is what one of the fellow hikers called it.  There was no signs, I don’t know for sure. I was just kind of about following the trail and hoping that zone and I managed to find our way back to the car. We did by the way…:)  I know you were wondering.

If you don’t mind large crowds and you are in Indiana, it is a good little park. Several hiking trails, water, and scenery.  It is definitely worth the visit….even if it only ends up being once.

Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

Montana Rose Photography


DSC_3845.jpgI’m not going to lie, but as you are reading this….well, I don’t know where I am.  Somewhere at this point.  The bad thing about wanting to write things, keep your blog going while you are on vacation, and scheduling post in advance.

I think by this point I am in South Dakota and having a blast.  I’m hopefully writing more while I’m here.  My nephew had a birthday on Wednesday and my nieces were telling me “Scary” stories.  Listening to them create and how excited they were to share their stories with me, it sparked something in me and all I wanted to do was inspire them to keep creating.  I love their passion and I want them to do all that they dream.  If I can help them do that, I’ve done my job as an aunt.

I can’t really wait to see what their lives have in store for them or this trip for me.  I hope you all are having some wonderful days.  Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

Montana Rose Photography

Favorite Part….

DSC_3394-2I’m not always good about being a sappy romantic, but there is something that I love about being able to capture shots like this.  It could be that I’m just corny, I won’t lie.  I just really love this shot.  I hope you do too.

Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

Montana Rose Photography