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#11 – Mountain Man

06.11.2010  Ashton, ID  – f/1.8  1/2500  Canon Rebel T1i – Canon EF 85mm 1.8mm USM Lens
Edits: Camera Raw and Photoshop Sepia

Our friends, Brad and Maija-Liisa Adams invited us to a Mountain Man Rendezvous near Ashton, Idaho, on the farm where Maija-Liisa grew up. We thoroughly enjoyed a day of browsing through the tents filled with trading beads, handmade baskets, leather good, and a plethora of authentic goods. We were able to chat with the old-timers who still live the same as the settlers in this part of Idaho. We watched tomohawk and knive-throwing contests, black-powder rifle shooting, and the kids scrambled for candy whenever the candy cannon blew out salt water taffy and other goodies.

Everyone was happy to have their photo taken, and while I did get some good candid photos, this portrait of a friendly mountain man was one of my favorites. Brad let me borrow his badger hat and accessories to pose with a few new friends we made. Soon, I will post more photos of the entire experience.