Join me for a COUNTDOWN of my 50 Top Summer Picsand the story behind each shot

#46 – Bannack Truck

05.21.10 – 6:03pm – f/1.8- 1/4000  Canon T1i – Canon EF 85mm lens – Length: 55mm
Editing: Camera Raw adjustments on the jpeg: Exposure/clarity/vibrance + CR Adjustment brushes brought out the color in the sky.

One of my favorite places on the planet to photograph is Bannack Ghost Town near Dillon, Montana. The fact that I have already been on three photo shoots there this year, and that makes be very happy. 🙂 I find new and interesting things to shoot every time I go there. They have an old truck to transport people to the mill, so I took some fun angles of it on my May excursion. I love the varied colors, unique angel and good saturation in this shot.

I take students on a photo excursion to this awesome ghost town as part of my Comm 262 Digital Imaging course. It is always exciting to see the new photographs that come out of every class outing. There are so many amazing textures in, on and around the buildings. For example, some of the old houses have several layers of wallpaper and linoleum that tell the story of how many different people lived there over the years. The history is rich, as this was the first territorial capital of the entire Montana Territory, which included Southeast Idaho. The corrupt sheriff was hanged by some vigilantes on his own gallows, and many tales of gunfights and ghost stories make fore some very interesting history. Here is a link to the Bannack website. I hope you can go there soon!