Archive | May 2017

Thank you….

DSC_4727For this bounty. It taste so-so good.

It took me forever to get a good shot of this little guy.  They were so incredibly fast.  Normally, I can catch one off in his own little world; however, this trip-it seemed a bit harder.  They just didn’t want to sit still long enough. So uncooperative.  Ha.  Animals.

Hope you have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

Montana Rose Photography

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Lunch Time….

DSC_1106Really….I think that it was breakfast time for this beauty.  It was me, so I was up at four that day.  That means this picture was taken fairly soon after the sun.  I believe.  I’d be lying if I said that I can actually remember what time it was.  It may have been lunch time.  We’ll say that he was searching for brunch.  Brunch in Prairie Dog Town deep in the heart of the Badlands.  Not sure if he caught any.  He’s quick, but those little dogs seemed to be quicker while I watched.

Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

Montana Rose Photography

Move Along….

DSC_2518Nothing to see here.  This little guy.  He was running across the road.  Then just stopped and stared at me.  He was just too cute.  Hope you think so too.

Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

Montana Rose Photography

What’s That…

DSC_0021 (4)bwOh, it’s buffalo.  I know you are shocked.  This is a little later than I prefer, but I’ve been having issues with my laptop holding WIFI connections.  It tends to stop recognizing WIFI all together.  You know, so that’s fun.  I bought a USB adapter thing….hopefully, that will work.

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this photo.  I think that I got some amazing shots this trip.  I’m already planning my next camping trip.  This trip might be a mic drop for the year, though.  Cannot wait to share more with you.

Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

Montana Rose Photography

Roaming In The Cave

DSC_0036 (3)Wind Cave State park that is.  I think it is a state park and not a national one.  I could look it, but we know that I’m not going to.  It sits on the borders of Custer State park in the midst of the Black Hills.

These guys were off of my favorite old dirt road that winds through the hidden parts of Wind Cave.  Not hidden, if you are daring enough to see where all those dirt county roads lead, but alas….not everyone does.  Those roads go on for days and if you are not careful, you could end up lost.   Me, I live by the philosophy that I may not always know where I’m going, but I always know how to get back home.  It might take me a bit longer than it should, but I always find my way back.    Besides you miss out on things like this if you don’t take a chance explore.  DSC_0036 (3)rawI’ve included two versions of the same pictures, because well….I was feeling a little down.  I like to share my vacation trips and the Black Hills takes the weekly uploads and shares them for votes to declare a “best pic” of the week.  Someone that views the photos, always complains about photoshopping and editing the pictures.  They want the raw and natural picture.  I totally get that.  It just makes me feel bad, because I do tend to edit my picture through Photoshop.  I rarely make a great deal of changes, dependent on what I’m trying to do with the picture.  I mean, when I’m feeling exploratory or ambitious…I might play around with different filters and what not.  For the main part, I usually just make a few minor changes to brighten the picture up and make it pop.  This picture is an example of that.  I really just enhanced the colors. I didn’t change the colors. I didn’t add anything that wasn’t already there. Just enhanced.

The original photo (the second one) is not horrible.  It is just a raw photo and wasn’t as vibrant as the actual scene. So, I did tweak it bit to make it pop (the first one).  I would hope that would not demean what skill I have, but ….maybe I am wrong.  What are your thoughts?

Also, I hope that my ramble did not detour anyone from the pictures themselves.  My post through vacation didn’t fair well and I was unsure if my rambling had anything to do with that.  I hope not, but alas…I cannot change that.

Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

Montana Rose Photography

Wiley Coyote

DSC_3308c.jpgThis beautiful boy was hunting for his lunch when as I was driving by.  Prairie dogs were the top cuisine for this trip.  Hawks, owls, coyotes ( this was one of two that I saw)…all hunting down prairie dogs for a snack.  Anyway, I couldn’t help but stop.  I had been wanting to see one….with the good lens.   A lens that I knew would get me close enough without scaring him off.  The one I saw the previous trip, he was a far away and my 55-300 just didn’t quite cut it.  My new lens, the big one…amazing.  At least I think it delivered a pretty amazing shot.  Hope you do too.

Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

Montana Rose Photography