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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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
It’s a great and interesting photo. Love the sky. I know how you feel though, I’ve been there before ; )
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!
Thanks for making me feel better! 🙂
😦 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.
You’re probably right. Every shot was overhead, no-cloud-in-the-sky bright sun.