I’m posting again because my mom misses my blog! Last week I took a quick trip to Billings, Montana. I wanted to take some pictures so I took my Fuji X100 (and not my good DSLR). These shots turned out great–the fuji does color really well. Most of these are straight out of the camera with no post production.
This was the scene from the road right outside the airport in Billings, MT. You can see snow-capped mountains if you look closely at the horizon. I chased those mountains my entire trip.These next few shots are from downtown Billings. Billings was quite interesting. Seemed to be smaller than Allentown or Wilmington, but for Montana it’s considered to be populated! I had heard that politics in Billings are pretty rough.Another local bookstore closing….Outside a local bar that I found in an alley. Outside of Red Lodge, MT.This is the Yellowstone River.LOL my rental car!
This is going into the Beartooth Mountains. The road is a long winding road full of switchbacks which they close until sometime in May. It winds back and forth between Montana and Wyoming and it ends up in eastern Yellowstone. I only went so far. There were not a lot of cars and I felt really alone. I really wish these shots could leave you with a sense of the scale. And of the wind whistling through the pines. I wear a lot of scarves and the one I had on this day almost blew away in the wind. A sign reminding visitors they are in bear country! Yikes. I saw a lot of dead pine trees. They looked pretty against the green, but I know it’s not good that the pine tree population is dwindling. A snow capped peak in the distance.
This is where they close the pass in the winter months (which are from Oct to May)! A healthy pine! I loved this rock. I pulled over on the side of the road to take these next shots. This was very cool.
Stop in for part 2 tomorrow!