“If you don’t like the weather, wait fifteen minutes.”
I’ve traversed the country, coast to coast, watched local news, and EVERYONE says that. Anxious viewers sweat out a quarter hour in South Carolina, Oregon, Illinois, or Kansas. That phrase has now eclipsed the thousand mark over the years on my Denver TV station.
But, you know, there is an ice pellet of truth in this worn-out babble. If you live in or near the mountains, as many of us do, you sometimes place your life on the line in correctly reading the sky. Do you go ahead…do you turn back…do you seek shelter? Continue reading Weathering the Storm
Have you ever thought about making still photos with a movie camera? Now you can.
A movie is simply a series of still photos shot at a relatively high frame rate of say 24, 30 or more frames per second. You may have already created the illusion of motion with a still camera by taking a series of still photos and showing them at say, 24 frames per second—often referred to as time lapse photography. Your brain interprets the rapid showing of still photos as motion. Continue reading Still Photos from Movies
Winners in the writing portion of the 2013 Contest were announced at the conference in Fruita, Colorado. There were 12 written works submitted in this year’s contest.
Writing Judge – Mary Taylor Young
Award-winning nature writer Mary Taylor Young has been writing professionally for over 20 years. She has published 13 books and hundreds of articles in periodicals such as Ladies Home Journal, Outside, and Wildlife Conservation. Mary writes from her home in Castle Rock, Colorado where she lives with her husband and daughter and many wild neighbors. Continue reading 2013 Writing Awards
A few of my friends have suggested I create a photo book to share with friends and family. Small quantities of books are now possible with on-demand publishing, but the cost is high and it takes considerable time and effort with text and layout. Continue reading Story Behind the Images
With over 110 years of experience and as a leader in knife industry, Buck Knives has announced its new products for 2013, with a strong focus on its American Commitment to manufacture its products in the U.S. The line-up includes two new series, several survival/tactical knives, and a range of hunting, fishing, camping/hiking, and everyday knives. Each knife encompasses the quality and craftsmanship Buck is known for and is covered by Buck’s Forever Warranty. Continue reading Buck Introduces New Knives for 2013
The third edition of Rocky Mountain Outdoors for 2013 is ready to download. New in this edition is Jack Olsen’s homage to Glacier National Park, Virginia Staats’ timely article about the power of punctuation, and Al Perry’s tips for photographing the northern lights.
Annapolis, Maryland photographer John Hanou is RMOWP’s newest member, thanks to a nudge from president Al Perry. John tells us that his photographic interests include landscapes and cemeteries, and that in addition to photography he writes and lectures. His professional credits include fine art photography and other books including A Round Indiana: Round Barns in the Hoosier State; The Angel of Angel Hill: A Visual Journey of Smith Cemetery; Mourning Blooms, volumes 1 and 2; Light is Life; and Lilly’s Wake.