September 24, 2013

Last One Standing

“I’m in love with Montana.  For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection.  But with Montana it is love.”
~ John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley

You may recall that Better Half is from the beautiful state of Montana.  We made our annual pilgrimage a bit later than usual this year, spending the end of August in one of the most beautiful places on earth.  As with all trips, especially those to Montana, I took hundreds and hundreds of photos.  

I hate all of them.  

I don’t know if I’m out of practice or just experiencing a typical “dip,” but I seriously only have three photos to share from nearly a week in Montana.  And even then, I’m only lukewarm about them.

The area in this shot near Red Lodge burned badly several years ago.  I loved the contrast of the one tree standing surrounded by the ghosts of the trees that didn’t make it and the sun-scorched, end-of-summer dried grass that was fueling current fires elsewhere across the state.


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Join the conversation! 10 Comments

  1. Your photos are always good. It’s probably just self doubt.

    • Thanks for your encouragement. I think I just feel out of practice. It’s been REALLY hard finding enough time to take and post pictures these past few months due to work.

      • I’ve noticed you haven’t been on so much with your “One Thing Three Ways”

      • Probably because I haven’t taken enough photos lately to have three pictures of something. LOL! I took some butterfly photos at the Omaha Zoo a few weeks ago. I might do a “One Thing, Three Ways” with them. Hopefully I can get out and shoot a bit more these next few weeks!

      • Cool. The problem is that life takes over sometimes

  2. It’s a great and interesting photo. Love the sky. I know how you feel though, I’ve been there before ; )

  3. I hate those days where you look back at your pictures and go, great, I like one picture lol! We all have them, sometimes it’s the time of day we take them. When the sun is high in the sky I don’t even waste my time. This shot really is good though 🙂 I can’t wait to see what else you’ve taken from the trip!

  4. 😦 Could have something to do with the time of day you were shooting? Photos in the middle of the day always look flat. I look back on some of my photos of the desert southwest and think the same thing.


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About Sage Scott

Shutterbug Sage began as a 365 photo project.


Photography, Summer, Travel


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