Archives for the month of: June, 2009

Yesterday some friends and I headed down to the Kettle House. The Kettle house is the sort of place where anyone can go and feel at home, even my four year old. There is such a wide variety of folks that frequent the K-Hole among the usual good-beer-seeking drinking crowd, there are always a couple of young kids, there are folks reading (below). I sampled the Honey Hefeweizen, the Amber, and the Eddy Out Pale Ale. Jessica and Collin both enjoyed the Root Beer, which may be the best I’ve ever tasted. I have to say the the Eddy Out was probably my favorite (it was also my third…). I took a few photos with my BlackBerry, so the quality is lacking.

Missoula Shoes

Everyone in Missoula Must have these shoes.

Recently I broke down and bought a pair of Chocos, and now I can look just like every other Missoulian. I’m surprised at how comfortable they are, I was a bit sceptical at first.

True Missoulian

This fellow looked very eloquent sipping his beer and reading.

For a while i’ve been following Montana Outdoors a photo blog that is updated nearly everyday with amazing photos. While i was trying to decide weather to buy a point and shoot or a DSLR, i was inspired by the photos in this blog, and decided that some day i too may be able to take photos like this.

I’m a long way from being able to take photos like Montucky, and i’m learning a lot as i go. Some of the photos i find most interesting are his photos showing the movement of water.

Little White Flower

I took this photo with the Canon XT & Kit lens

Elegant Mariposa Lily

Montucky took this photo with the Nikon D80

I’ve been neglecting this blog for some time and i’ve focused my internet contributions to Flickr. It’s been nearly 2 months since i got my Canon XT and i’ve had a lot of fun learning all of the ins and outs of a DSLR, at this point I’ve taken right around 2,500 photos, of course most of them are crap, but there have been a couple of good ones.

Most of my friends are really good photographers and take really amazing shots, though i aspire to take those kinds of amazing photos, i bought the camera to capture less exciting things. Most of the photos i take are of Collin and Jessica, or documenting trips. I’ve been really surprised at how easy it is to take decent photos.

Some of my Favorites:

Little White Flower
The Peaks
Battery Pack
the ocean
under the lamp
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