Snow Makes the Image | Fence Gate

Snow Makes the Image | Fence Gate

Snow Makes the Image | Fence Gate  This homemade gate opens into fields of grass and wind blown snow.  It stands just east of the Bridger Mountains in Montana ranch country.  It looks like it was made or repaired recently.  It’s just a simple gate made with a post and some barbed wire.  Without the snow, the subject would just blend into the background.  To see the entire story with all seven images, go to Snow Makes the Image | a 7 Image Story.

Yellowstone Sunset

Yellowstone Sunset

Yellowstone Sunset  Winter in Lamar Valley makes for a cold, yet beautiful day for wolf watching.  More than any time of year, winter in Yellowstone makes me feel the remoteness, the wildness of raw winter nature.  It’s probably my favorite time of year to visit our nation’s first national park.  Although a color image might look a bit more natural, B&W feels like nature’s cold.

Nevada City Railroad

Nevada City Railroad

Nevada City Railroad  This image captures the backside view of the Nevada City railroad station and a turn of the century train.   The old mining camp of Nevada City started when gold was discovered nearby in 1863.  Nevada City was comprised mostly of miners working several nearby mining districts.  In the beginning, the mining district was part of he Idaho Territory.   In fact, until neighboring Virginia City became the Montana territorial capitol in 1865, there was no law except for the miner’s court.  Checkout Nevada City for more information on this fascinating Montana ghost town.