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:



The Racetrack Creek Moraine

January 03, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
It's been more than a month since my last blog posting and feel that I 'owe' us one. I was mostly busy getting through Christmas, but also in a dry spell with few new photos I wanted to talk about. During the last ice age, the Flint Creek range hosted alpine glaciers that carved its mountainous topography and extended down the valleys of Rock, Tin...
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Mom -- can we go to Walmart?

November 18, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
I can't decide on whether this is a Montana Winter or Montana Fall photo. It sure looks like fall, but it was taken in early November. I wanted some new photos of the Buffalo Jump at Madison Buffalo Jump State Park for my 2022 state parks calendar. I have usually visited in the middle of the day under sunny, harsh, light, but wanted something diff...
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Two from the night

October 12, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
On September 28 we learned that a display of the aurora borealis (northern lights) might be possible and Mary and I headed out for a dark location with with a northern view, We drove north from Butte towards Elk Park on I-15 and pulled off at the Woodville Exit. It was a beautiful clear night! An almost full moon (not good for northern lights, but...
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A Garnetian Ghost

September 16, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
We traveled last week to Garnet, Montana, a ghost town that had its peak years between about 1895 and 1900. The town held on for some years, but by about 1948 it was mostly abandoned. The site is preserved and operated as a park by the Bureau of Land Management. You can reach Garnet from Drummond, Montana, to the west or from Highway 200 by turnin...
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A view lot in the Tobacco Roots

September 01, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
While driving up the South Boulder River, I stopped at an abandoned miner's (?) cabin. Here was a chance to explore and photograph an abandoned building. The first photo is from near the road. The rear part of the building was built of log and its roof has collapsed. The front was built of milled lumber (with round nails) and had a metal roof. Yo...
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