Monday, June 20, 2011
Dang, dang, dang, dang. Dang. I’ve been meaning for more than a week now to toss up a picture or two from my northern-lights-chasing-adventure, but I keep forgetting to upload anything from my desktop machine at home. And now, it’s even worse, as I took some pictures of ladybugs this weekend that I was hoping to post, and I forgot to upload those too. Dang. Try again tonight, I guess.
In the meantime, here’s another shot from Whitefish Mountain Resort in Montana. This is a view over into Glacier National Park from the top of the ski hill, that’s why I labelled the post the way I did. Whitefish Mountain Resort (formerly known as Big Mountain), is, not surprisingly, just outside of Whitefish, Montana. It’s one of my favorite three ski hills in the world. Although, saying “in the world” is slightly misleading, as I certainly have not skied everywhere there is to ski. I *have* skied outside the US, so my opinion is at least an international one, but that was only just across the Canadian border in BC, so that’s hardly fair, even to the rest of Canada. But whatever, I still stand by my statement. This is one of my favorite three places to ski *IN THE ENTIRE WORLD*. Deal with it. Or, better idea, just go ski there. Perhaps it won’t become one of your three favorite places to ski, but you’re almost guaranteed to at least have a good time, and you’ll also get to try someplace new, which is also awesome. Unless you’ve been there before, in which case that particular incentive won’t apply.
Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 lens. 1/500s, f/10.0, ISO 100. Focal length: 50mm.
Monday, December 27, 2010
I know, I know, I’ve been really light with the posts lately. But, it’s okay (really!) because I told you I would be. I’m setting expectations appropriately. So, in the interests of continuing to do so, I’m telling you now that this is almost certainly the only post you’ll see this week too, and then I may go back to a more normal schedule in January. Deal?
Today’s picture is another one of those that I seem to have a much higher opinion of than everyone else does. I love the textures in it, and the contrasting shades. But you think it’s boring. That’s okay though, we can still be friends. This one came from Whitefish Mountain Resort in Montana. I’m… running out of things to say about it.
Let’s see.. other stuff.. I guess I’ve got two things today, neither of which is any more exciting than anything we’ve covered thus far. FIRST! The annual Blogger’s Choice Awards popularity contest has rolled over, so I need votes. Go to http://bloggerschoiceawards, and vote for Picture of the Day in the Best Photography Blog category. I get a fair amount of traffic every day from them, so you’re definitely doing me a favor by voting me up (although not quite the favor you’d think – I don’t actually care if I win, I just want to be in the top three in the running so that I get clicks..) So, please take a moment to vote.
Now, in other news: I’m thinking about trying to sell some junk. I’m considering ordering some custom nightlights, among other worthless trinkets. (To be sold on Etsy, or maybe I’ll even go to some local shops and see if I can win them over.) Would any of you be interested in buying stuff like that? Is this just a terrible idea? If you let me know what you think (even if you say it’s an awful idea), then I’ll give you one for free or something if I do end up getting some made up. In the extraordinarily unlikely event that a whole bunch of you take me up on that, I may have to step back from the whole “free” thing and instead go for “really cheap”, but the spirit is still there. If the response to this offer is anything like that of when I sold calendars next year, well… then I’ll just be stuck with a box full of worthless night lights. But either way, let me know.
Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Quantaray 70-300mm lens. 1/800s, f/8.0, ISO 100. Focal length: 70mm.