Thursday, December 26, 2013

Crescent Moon

A nice crescent moon greeted me this morning begging me to take its picture, so I did.  - Todd

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Sunrise

An image taken as the sun prepares to rise over the Highwood Mountains on this Christmas Morning. - Todd

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve Mountains

It doesn't look like we will have a white Christmas in Great Falls but it looks nice and snowy in the Highwood Mountains.  Merry Christmas to everyone!  - Todd

Friday, December 20, 2013

Morning Moon

While on my way to work this morning I had to stop and photograph the moon. - Todd

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Red Sky at Night....

As I was headed up the hill towards home this evening I noticed the effect the sunset had on the clouds and had to take a photograph.  Here is the result, taken while pulled over on the side of the street sitting in my pickup.  - Todd

Fiery December Sunrise

To me, this morning's sunrise looked like a fire behind the mountains with the clouds being the flames escaping from the main fire.  Yep, it's windy in Great Falls again! - Todd

Friday, December 13, 2013

Sunrise (times two)

Looked out the door Wednesday morning and saw a beautiful, banded sunrise so I took a picture.  I looked out a little bit later and saw a different, just as beautiful sunrise so I took another.  Which one do you like best? - Todd

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Twas the Morning Before Thanksgiving...

...and the sunrise was amazing, enjoy! - Todd

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Morning Moon

I caught the moon as it was setting this morning. - Todd

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Here Comes the Sun

Another beautiful sunrise viewed from the deck earlier this week.  - Todd

Thursday, November 7, 2013

November Sunrise

Another beautiful sunrise over the mountains this morning. - Todd

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Morning Fog

I had to pull over and take a picture of the fog as it was settling in the valley below our house one morning this week. - Todd

Thursday, October 17, 2013

October Sunrise

Another beautiful sunrise this morning.  - Todd

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The sun is up somewhere....

From the deck this morning. - Todd

Sunday, October 6, 2013

October Clouds

Beautiful Autumn clouds over the Highwood Mountains this evening as the sun set in the opposite direction.  - Todd

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Morning Moon

This morning I took a picture of the moon rising just ahead of the sun.  - Todd

Sunday, September 8, 2013

A few from our deck....

In these two images I've chosen to point my camera at the Highwood Mountains, the first being a sunrise last week and the second being an evening shot tonight as the sun illuminated the mountains but barely the landscapes below; both taken from the comforts of our deck. - Todd

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

First Day of School Sunrise

Another beautiful sunrise, courtesy of the forest fires, greets us as we prepare the boys for the first day of school here in Great Falls.  - Todd

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Full Moon Rising

This evening I was able to watch, and get a few photographs of the full moon rising from behind the Highwood Mountains.  The moon is still a little red from the smoke.  - Todd

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Smokey Sunrise and Moonrise

It was another smokey day in Great Falls today.  This morning I was able to get a few pictures of the sunrise and this evening a few pictures of the moonrise.  Though a nice filter for my pictures, I'm ready for the smoke to move along.  - Todd

Monday, August 19, 2013

Just a bit smokey....

Even though there aren't any fires too close, the smoke from the forest fires really rolled in to Great Falls heavy this evening.  - Todd

Saturday, August 10, 2013

More Rodeo in the Mountains

Another great night of rodeo in Cascade, Montana!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Rodeo in the Mountains

I spent the evening photographing the rodeo in Cascade.  This is the second year I've donated my time to support this rodeo, held to help raise money for high school rodeo.  In previous years it has been held in Vaughn, but this year it moved to Cascade.  Very nice arena with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. - Todd

Monday, July 22, 2013

Full Moon Rising

Those of you who have followed my photography know that the moon is one of my favorite subjects.  Tonight was the rise of the full moon for the month of July and I wanted to get some pictures of it.  I was hoping it would rise over the mountains; it didn't but that's ok.  Taken just a little ways down the street from our house, I'll keep and eye on it and hopefully I'll catch it as it rises above the mountains.  - Todd

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Another Rainbow

Yet another rainbow this evening over Great Falls.  Again it was a full arch but I only got a chance to take a couple pictures and got this one of its end...over the college of technology's wind turbine.  - Todd

Monday, July 8, 2013


Thunderstorms are passing through our area of Montana and here in Great Falls they produced some very high winds but very little thunder, lightening or rain (yet).  One thing I found interesting was the high, slow moving cloud formations that passed over while the winds on the surface were, I'm guessing, around 40 or 50 MPH gusts.  Here is a couple pictures I took of the clouds. - Todd 

Thursday, July 4, 2013


What a view...

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The day before independence....

As expected many in Great Falls were shooting off fireworks today, the 3rd of July.  I was able to get a bit of a preview of what to expect tomorrow night.  I can't wait for tomorrow night!!! - Todd

Friday, June 21, 2013

Good Morning Summer!

Up early this morning and was able to get some shots of the sunrise over Great Falls this first day of summer. - Todd