Weathering the Storm

Article & photos by Jack Olson

“If you don’t like the weather, wait fifteen minutes.”

The terrible, awful, miserable Trough on Longs Peak, just after the fateful storm.
The terrible, awful, miserable Trough on Longs Peak, just after the fateful storm.

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?
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Still Photos from Movies

Article & photo by Al Perry

Bumble Bee in FlightHave 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

2013 Writing Awards

by Frank Zurey

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

Buck Introduces New Knives for 2013

Three engraved knives Buck has donated for this year’s auction and Member’s Choice award. © Barb Laine
Three engraved knives Buck has donated for this year’s auction and Member’s Choice award.
© Barb Laine

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

Welcome John Hanou

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.