April, 2010


Apr
30

Wallpaper – Running Eagle Falls in the Snow

If you’ll remember back a whole three days ago, I shot footage of Running Eagle Falls on a nice spring day. Now it’s covered in snow. This was taken yesterday, April 29th, 2010.

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Apr
29

Back to Winter

We’ve been having some pretty severe weather up here in the Park. Lots of snow and blizzard conditions yesterday, last night and today.

When the weather settled down a bit today I decided to take a quick drive toward Two Medicine. As it turned out the road is temporarily closed at Running Eagle Falls.

It is amazing how one day it can be like summer and a couple of days later it can be winter again. Since I had just been to the falls a few days ago I decided to grab the gear and hike back in. The spring conditions from a few days ago were gone, replaced by a winter wonderland. I found a couple neat angles and spent about an hour shooting different moves and angles. It started snowing again while I was shooting which added to the beauty of the setting.

I saw some deer tracks and a variety of songbirds but that was the extent of the wildlife.

I’ll process the footage from the falls this evening and send some frame grabs to Matt to share with everyone if they turned out. If the roads aren’t too bad tomorrow I’ll head back up toward Many Glacier.


Apr
27

Wallpaper – Two Medicine

Two Medicine on April 22, 2010. Shot in 4k with the RED One.

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Apr
26

Wallpaper – Running Eagle Falls

This one is hot off the presses. Running Eagle Falls from this morning, April 26th.

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Apr
24

Wallpaper – Elk Herd

As promised yesterday, here are the 2 shots I chose of the Elk herd on April 22, 2010.

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Apr
24

More Signs of Spring in Glacier

Here in Glacier things are changing on a daily basis as more and more signs of spring appear. It is absolutely amazing and I’m thrilled to be able to see and share it with all of you.

The trees and shrubs are budding, the grass is greening up and there are signs of spring everywhere!

A couple of days ago I saw the first flowers of the season (the first I’ve seen that is). The pasque flowers were nestled among some rocks amongst some other greening vegetation. Their bright purple color in contrast to the color of the rocks and soil seemed to announce that… Spring has most definitely arrived in Glacier National Park!

Pasque Flower in Glacier National Park

Ps- If we have any “Pasque Flower Fans” out there who would like to have this image in wallpaper size just let Matt know and he’ll put one out there. 🙂


Apr
23

Wallpaper – Moose, Whitetail Deer and a Mountain Bluebird

Mike got so many great wildlife shots yesterday that I ended up making 3 new wallpapers. Tomorrow I will post some fantastic shots of a herd of Elk, which were also shot on the 22nd.

Moose

Whitetail Deer

Mountain Bluebird

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Apr
21

Wallpaper – Comma Butterfly and Mount Grinnell

First up we have a Comma Butterfly on April 20, 2010.

Second is Mount Grinnell Mount Gould also on April 20, 2010.

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Apr
21

Avalanche at Two Medicine

It’s great to be back in Glacier Park. We made great progress last week while I was in Helena on the Blu-ray cover. We also had the opportunity to finalize some plans with Mark Walker, an outstanding Montana musician who has agreed to provide some of the music for the DVD. Thanks Mark!

Yesterday I headed back in toward Two Medicine in order to get some shots of Running Eagle Falls and the Two Medicine Valley. The lighting wasn’t right for the falls but I did grab some great footage of the Comma Butterflies that have suddenly started appearing.

At Two Medicine I visited with a wonderful lady who was heading out to go hiking and cross country skiing near Upper Two Medicine. We had a chance to see a couple of amazing avalanches on the north side of the lake. Of course by the time I got the Red camera fired up I was only able to catch the last few seconds. It was pretty darned dramatic when it was happening. The avalanche made a thunderous sound as the snow moved down the mountain which reminded me of the sound that glaciers in Alaska make when they are calving.

Later that day (after a couple quick sandwiches back in East Glacier) I headed toward Many Glacier. I met a gentleman named Mike who works seasonally for the Park. He had spent some time during the previous couple of days in Many. Mike indicated that he had seen a number of moose in Many Glacier and then someone had reported seeing a cinnamon colored bear a few days ago.

It is great to start catching glimpses of wildlife throughout the Park. Hopefully I’ll be able to capture some shots of Glacier wildlife to share with everyone in the next few days.


Apr
19

Welcome to the New Website!

As you can see, we have redesigned The Parks Project website. It now matches the theme and branding of the Glacier Blu-ray cover art. And speaking of cover art, here is the tentative case design. There will probably be a few more things added to it, but this is what the Blu-ray will look like on the store shelf.