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Two from the night

October 12, 2020 - On September 28 we learned that a display of the aurora borealis (northern lights) might be possible and Mary and I head...
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A Garnetian Ghost

September 16, 2020 - We traveled last week to Garnet, Montana, a ghost town that had its peak years between about 1895 and 1900. The town hel...
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A view lot in the Tobacco Roots

September 01, 2020 - While driving up the South Boulder River, I stopped at an abandoned miner's (?) cabin. Here was a chance to explore and...
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Warm Springs Peace

August 20, 2020 - Take a dee-eep breath, relax, watch the light, and watch clouds silently float across sky and water. There should be ins...
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Capturing Neowise 2020

July 22, 2020 - July 2020 seemed occupied by tracking and photographing Comet Neowise as it swung by the earth and sun. In defiance of f...
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Why did the sand hill crane colt cross the road?

May 23, 2020 - Last Saturday I decided to try for some bird photos and headed over into the Jefferson River Valley south of Whitehall t...
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The Terminator

December 29, 2019 - The sun was moving lower in the southwest the other day while I was visiting the Deer Lodge Valley. I was exploring up t...
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Winter Solstice - 2019

December 22, 2019 - People often talk of the 'golden hours when low sun angle early or late in a day cause shadows and add detail to images.
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How to buy a Calendar

November 01, 2019 - Twpatt Photography's 2020 wall calendars are available! Maybe you don't need a 2020 calendar--you have phones, computer...
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Color Beams

October 22, 2019 - The color seemed to come late this year, and then didn't last. The first 'historic storm' (maybe a little more historic...
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Sometimes, the photo just happens

October 17, 2019 - Mary and I toured around the Seeley Lake area on September 21 -- still air, and partly cloudy skies helped us capture im...
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Frustrations and reflections

October 09, 2019 - It was a frustrating day! Nothing seemed to go right. It snowed about 4 inches last night--actually snow is too good a...
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My how time flies

October 05, 2019 - I got up early September 27 and headed out to see the sunrise and catch some fall color. The weather service was predict...
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After supper at the Mountain Con

August 22, 2019 - Mary and I had supper on the deck. While there, a cloud rolled over and sprinkled a little rain on us. As we cleaned up,...
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2020 Calendars Butte Headframes - December

July 15, 2019 - The Lexington is December's featured head frame. The mine operated from 1876 to the mid-1950s and the main shaft was 3,2...
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2020 Calendars Butte Headframes - November

July 03, 2019 - The Travona is October's featured head frame. The mine operated from 1875 to after 1940 and the main shaft was 1,476 fee...
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2020 Calendars Butte Headframes - October

June 28, 2019 - The Belmont is September's featured head frame. The mine operated from 1900 to 1956 and the main shaft was 4,300 feet de...
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2020 Calendars Butte Headframes - September

June 24, 2019 - The Mountain Con is September's featured head frame. The mine operated from 1890 to 1975 and the main shaft was 5,291 fe...
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2020 Calendars Butte Headframes - August

June 18, 2019 - The Orphan Girl is August's featured head frame. The mine operated from the late 1880s to 1956 and the main shaft was 2,...
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2020 Calendars Butte Headframes - July

June 12, 2019 - The Kelley is July's featured head frame. The mine operated from 1949 to 1980 and the main shaft was 4,810 feet deep. Th...
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2020 Calendars Butte Headframes - June

June 06, 2019 - The Badger State is June's featured head frame. The mine operated from 1886 to 1966 and the main shaft was 4,169 feet de...
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2020 Calendars Butte Headframes - May

June 03, 2019 - The Original is May's featured head frame. The mine operated from 1878 to 1976 and the main shaft was 3,569 feet deep. I...
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2020 Calendars Butte Headframes - April

May 31, 2019 - The Kelley is April's featured head frame. The mine operated from 1949 to 1980 and the main shaft was 4,810 feet deep. I...
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2020 Calendars Butte Headframes - March

May 29, 2019 - The Steward is March's featured head frame. The mine operated for 99 years from 1877 to 1976 and the main shaft was 3,63...
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2020 Calendars Butte Headframes - February

May 26, 2019 - The Bell Diamond is February's featured head frame. The mine operated from 1882-1928 and the main shaft was 3,609 feet d...
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2020 Calendars Butte Headframes - January

May 19, 2019 - I am working on the 2020 Twpatt Photography calendars and so far have orders for about 15 Head Frames calendars! Let me...
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2020 Calendars Cover Finalist

May 15, 2019 - I am working on the 2020 Twpatt Photography calendars and so far have orders for about 15 Head Frames calendars! I have...
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2020 Calendars Cover Candidate

May 06, 2019 - I am working on the 2020 Twpatt Photography calendars and so far have orders for about 15 Head Frames calendars! My nex...
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2020 Calendars are coming!

April 27, 2019 - I am working on the 2020 Twpatt Photography calendars and have orders for about 15 Head Frames calendars so far! My next...
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Z6 and the DX lens?

April 23, 2019 - The new Nikon Z6 has been in hand for a few weeks now. I am getting used to the controls and really like how it handles.
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Spring 2019: Good Friday Full Moon

April 20, 2019 - Websites such as Time and Date are handy if you want to know when the moon or sun is to come over the horizon where you...
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Spring 2019: Still Winter up high

April 17, 2019 - The Highlands Mountains, a few tens of miles south of Butte, Montana, are Butte's own mountains. In mid-April they are s...
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Spring 2019: band of brothers

April 14, 2019 - Last Thursday morning I got up early and traveled over Homestake Pass to Pipestone, Montana, to see what I could see. Th...
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Spring 2019: Camus Prairie mega-ripples

April 11, 2019 - Mary and I traveled west from the Big Bend of the Flathead River towards Hot Springs, Montana, on the Little Bitterroot...
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Spring 2019: National Bison Range wildlife

April 10, 2019 - Mary and I toured the National Bison Range (Dixon, Montana) in early April hoping that bison would be conveniently near...
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Test Z Run: the first images are in

April 07, 2019 - The end of our week tends to be a little less scheduled than our Mondays-Wednesdays. So, despite somewhat cloudy and dre...
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Upgrade -- I took the plunge

April 03, 2019 - I put about 5K images on the old D5300, and it seemed time to see if there was something new about. All my lenses are Ni...
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El Nino - Uh Oh, we may be in the grips

April 01, 2019 - The Missoula, Montana, Weather Service Office, included a rather ominous statement in its afternoon forecast discussion...
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The Rookery is -- ACTIVE

March 29, 2019 - One of my favorite places out at Warm Springs Wildlife Management area is the Rookery. Base on my visit last week, it lo...
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A Warm Springs Junco

March 28, 2019 - OK--today is another snowy day and I need a sign of spring. Here is a dark eyed junco who came near while I was out at W...
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Twpatt Photography: to blog or not to blog?

March 27, 2019 - As I write this inaugural post it is snowing again. It is the end of March, and so far, today, we have received about 4...
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