Matt Burt Photography Blog
4:45 this morning Mother Nature decided it was time for everyone here in the valley to WAKE UP!
This is a composite of 12 photos over a 9 minute period. The lightning was almost constant for a while!
It's been so long since my last post! If you are following please accept my apologies. Time flies when I'm having a fun summer!
Here are a few images I've been happy with since that last June ski session.
It's been stormy quite a bit. More than it's been clear which is unusual for a Gunnison Summer!
We had a nice 4th of July celebration. I went up on W (Tenderfoot) Mountain to get this shot of the fireworks, town, and the mountains to the North.
The carnival came to the neighborhood with the rodeo.
So we went camping to escape the noise.
I met the guys who call themselves the Non-Native Crew at the top of 12,000 Ft. Cottonwood Pass last week for a sunset shoot. A group of free skiers from elsewhere who now live in the Gunnison/Crested Butte area. They make some fun videos and do freeride events and generally tear it up on skis. Conditions were pretty good, especially considering it's June.
We had a good shoot with the big kicker they built. The light and sky cooperated well and I got some photos I'm happy with. Thanks guys, let's do it again sometime!
The first clear evening in a while also happened to be the day of the full Strawberry Moon. So I managed to convincemy family to come out with me for a full moon photo outing after dinner.
We tried something I have been wanting to do for a while, with me shooting across a little valley to my wife and dog on some rocks. I feel like the photo came out pretty well but I also identified some things I could do better so I may try again next month. But we had fun and I think it's a fun image.
In the mean time here is one I thought came out pretty nicely. A big challenge is dynamic range. The dark foreground to the bright moon is a wide dynamic range that many cameras would struggle with.
Pentax K-3, Pentax DA* 60-250/4
It took a while to go through and upload them all but they are now up and available.
To find your photos, use the search function (magnifying glass, upper right) and enter your bib number, a space and either FullGrowler2015 or HalfGrowler2015. Let me know if you have any trouble. Also keep in mind not all the photos are tagged so browse a little if some of the bigger scale scenics interest you.