Ghost Town Goodies: Bannack

WEEK 8: PHOTOGRAPHY

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1. Ben’s Uncertainty: 21 Feb 2011 – 11 am; Dillon, MT – Bannack State Park; f/3.5; 1/80; Canon XS Rebel.

2. Annie’s Ride: 21 Feb 2011 – 2 pm; Dillon, MT – Bannack State Park; f/3.5; 1/4,000; Canon XS Rebel; Photoshop curves adjustment layer.

3. Ben’s Doorway Ghost: 21 Feb 2011 – 11 am; Dillon, MT – Bannack State Park; f/29; 5 secs; Canon XS Rebel.

4. Slow-mo Snow: 21 Feb 2011 – 2 pm; Dillon, MT – Bannack State Park; f/8; 1/500; Olympus Stylus-9000.

5. Truck Cab Focus: 21 Feb 2011 – 2 pm; Dillon, MT – Bannack State Park; f/5.6; 1/4,000; Canon XS Rebel.

6. Gallows through Truck Cab Window: 21 Feb 2011 – 2 pm; Dillon, MT – Bannack State Park; f/5.6; 1/4,000; Canon XS Rebel.

7. A Paint Peeling Delight: 21 Feb 2011 – 11 am; Dillon, MT – Bannack State Park; f/3.9; 1/20; Olympus Stylus-9000; Photoshop curves adjustment layer.

8. Surprises Behind the Wall: 21 Feb 2011 – 11 am; Dillon, MT – Bannack State Park; f/3.9; 1/30; Olympus Stylus-9000; Photoshop curves and vibrance adjustment layer.

9. A Blend of Surprises Behind the Wall: In Photoshop, I used the Overlay Blending Mode for “A Paint Peeling Delight,” set the layer opacity to 40% and masked out a portion to show the old newspaper on the “Surprises Behind the Wall” layer below it.

SUMMARY: BANNACK BEST

Ben, my wife Annie, and I went up to Bannack State Park (Dillon, MT) on Monday and had the best weather we could have hoped for in late February. We had a lot of fun exploring the Ghost Town and found great shots along the way. I used my Olympus Stylus-9000 and Ben’s Canon Rebel XS throughout the day and learned which situations truly require a DSLR and which ones will turn out just as great with a high-end point-and-shoot camera. Having a DSLR definitely makes a lot of shots much easier than with a point-and-shoot because of the great control it gives to you within a matter of split-second adjustments as you shoot with it. Our most fun definitely came as we created our ghost shots using long exposures inside the Ghost Town buildings. And some of our best shots came as Ben and I took portraits of each other. My to do list now includes: 1) go back to Bannack soon. 2) get a DSLR even sooner.

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One Response to “Ghost Town Goodies: Bannack”
  1. Benjamin Eliason says:

    So, Herbert… Awesome job on the photos my friend. I didn’t get to see all the photos you took with your camera, so I looked at your blog to see them all. I like the way your HDR photos turned out, and I especially like the photo of the newspaper wallpaper. I notice that you have a good eye for composition, which is obvious in the photos you produce. Keep up the great work! (Thank for taking me to Bannack with you!)

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