Off the Top of My Head

This is a place for me to talk (as much or little as I like) about all things photo-Montana. I also add bloggy content to most Twpatt postings at:



It's Calendar time -- 2022 Head Frames are here

November 17, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Happy Thanksgiving everyone -- and may your Holiday Season be happy and joyful. It is hard to believe, but 2021 is rapidly coming to a close -- Thanksgiving -- Christmas -- New Years Day, and then it's 2022. All your 2021 calendars will be defunct-- so, it is time to introduce the 2022 Butte, Montana, Head Frames Calendar. Twelve months of Butte's...
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Summer Crisp and Summer Gray - A saga of 2021

September 11, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Here it is already September. Oddly, as I write this a wind change has moved the wildfire smoke that I wanted to talk about away from Butte, Montana. I really hope that it stays away for awhile. Fortunately, for us here in Butte, the closest significant fires are about 50 miles to our southwest. We sometimes see smoke from those fires, but mostly...
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The Guardian Bell

May 25, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
WOW! It doesn't seem that my last blog was posted clear back in March. Amazingly, April has slipped by and now most of May. We are sneaking up on Memorial Day and its typical mixed weather somewhere between thunderstorms and snow. The 2022 Head Frames, Photographer Picks, and Montana Parks calendars are at the printers and I am waiting on proofs.
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The Bell of Butte

March 05, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
2021 seems barely to have gotten underway, but it is already March. Daylight savings will start next week and our days are definitely longer than last month's. Butte, Montana, is enjoying a melting event with afternoon temperatures in the mid-forties... and there are a few hints about upcoming afternoon temps in the fifties. It is hard to believe,...
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The Best of 2020

February 04, 2021  •  2 Comments
Last year I sorted though the more than 2,100 photos on and selected those I liked best. From the selections, I created collections of the 'Best' photos from 2017, 2018, and 2019. However, I didn't stop there. Using the 'Best of' 2017-2019 collections, I created a 'Best of the Best' collection for the photos I liked best o...
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