Hi folks as some of your might know about a month ago i had to make the trip back to Montana my home state for some family matters. Of course being a photographer at heart I had to stop and take some photos along the way.
Where I grew up in Montana is just outside of beautiful Glacier National Park. One of my favorite spots to shoot is Lake Mcdonald. I have hundreds of shots but this time I decided to stop and play around with my self timer and remote on the dock.
On the Saturday night in a small town of Coram Montana a little ol bar by the name of the stonefly was having a metal show my friends drug me quite willing to the show. With one of my true passions for shooting people in events is band photography as some of you can probably tell from my posts in other sites.
There was a great local band out of Whitefish Montana called Uncommon Evolution
And a band from the streets of Hollywood CA decided to make the journey to Montana called Stiched up Heart They had such energy on the stage and not much lighting but I was able to capture some amazing shots of the group.
After all fun and games aside it was that time to make the big trip back to Portland Oregon after a couple of great weeks back in Montana
When Leaving the beautiful Flathead Valley I decide to go To a place I have not been since it was first built a couple of years ago
The Garden of a 1000 buddas in Arlee Montana (little known fact the dali Lama came to this place I believe in 2010)
After a nice conversation with a monk there and a little meditation I decided to hit the road and progress on my way a couple miles down the road from this is an old church called st ignatius where a cook in the 1870s painted large murals all over the ceiling in a sistine chapel manner
After saying a few prayers for some lost ones I hit the road and the next stop was Post Falls Idaho to meet up with an old friend while there decided to get some shots of the kiddos
Mine is the one is the flully one in the middle if you didnt know.
After a night in Idaho I headed west and decided to camp at the stonehenge memorial in Marryhill WA.
The view was amazing of mt hood in the distance
After a good nights sleep I wok up just before the sun was rising and got this great shot of sun rays comming through the openings in the walls
After all this I hit the last two hours of the trip home for a nice long nap.
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