December, 2010

Winter Tree, Rexburg

It looks like winter isn’t going anywhere fast. It was really cold today and looks to stay that way for a while. I photographed this tree today. I stood out in the field in the wind and snow for about ten minutes making a few different views and nearly suffered frostbite on my fingers (probably not, but they were miserably cold).

Tree in Winter, Rexburg, ID 2010

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Elk – Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Everybody

I took a drive this morning after the children opened their presents. One of my favorite winter drives is to drive the road through the agriculture fields on the bench SE of Rexburg. This morning I ran into a small herd of elk (22 individuals).  I got out the camera to find the lenses fogged up. I had to defrost them and the elk sort of cooperated. They eventually got nervous and back tracked and crossed the road behind me. It was pretty cool watching them run in the deep snow. Here are a couple of the better efforts.

Elk, Walker, ID 2010

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Boise Birding

My friend Steve and I drove over to Boise in order to find a few good birds that are being seen in the area.

We were able to relocate a few birds including:

Red-throated Loon, a possible Western Gull, Mew Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Anna’s Hummingbird (new Idaho bird for me), Yellow-throated Warbler, Swamp Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, and a Western Screech Owl.


Yellow-throated Warbler, Boise, ID 2010

Western Screech Owl, Hagerman, ID 2010

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Tree in Snow, Parker, ID

I’ve admired this tree a number of times and finally stopped today to photograph it.

Tree in Snow, Parker, ID 2010

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Recent Scans – Henry’s Fork

I developed some film a couple of days ago from some fall photography on the Henry’s Fork. Here are the scans.

Cross Cut Canal at Chester Dam, Chester, ID 2010

Diversion Dam at High and Low Water, St. Anthony, ID 2008 and 2010

Targhee Creek, ID 2010

I also photographed the scene above digitally and posted the results a few posts back. I prefer the shifts in tonality in the film version much better.

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