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Paradise Valley, Montana

Paradise Valley, Montana. (Kodak Ektachrome E100VS. Nikon F100. Epson V500.)

Paradise Valley, Montana. (Kodak Ektachrome E100VS. Nikon F100. Epson V500.)


37 responses

  1. Absolutely gorgeous shot!

    March 5, 2009 at 1:31 AM

  2. You’ve got some mad talent. Love the photos!

    March 5, 2009 at 3:04 AM

  3. wow you work is really good! You shoot on film??
    I love your landscape shots! Lighting and composition is just right!

    March 5, 2009 at 3:08 AM

  4. unknownchild

    this is stunning! is all the work on your blog by you?

    March 5, 2009 at 4:44 AM

  5. Jo

    That is beautiful. I love Paradise Valley!

    March 5, 2009 at 5:14 AM

  6. Teresa

    Love this contrast in colors! Awesome!

    March 5, 2009 at 5:24 AM

  7. iheartfilm

    Montucky – Hey, you know Montana, so that’s a mighty fine compliment. 🙂

    Steve – You’re too kind. Thank you.

    Ian – Yes, I shoot only film (nothing against digital, just not my thing). I’m glad you like my landscapes. Now if only I had a scanner that could do my slides justice . . .

    Child – Yes, anything you see on this site is mine and mine alone. Thanks for stopping by.

    Jo – You’ve been there? Ah, isn’t it grand?

    Teresa – Thank you. I actually went down the hill to take some more shots and got poured on. As you can tell from the photo, there was wicked storm a-brewing.

    March 5, 2009 at 5:34 AM

  8. Hey Chris,

    Amazing! Like come closer to the screen just to take it all in amazing!

    March 5, 2009 at 2:34 PM

  9. Nick

    Are you going to make me start shooting color slide film too ;-)? Do you develop the film yourself or send it out? Also, do you typically do any post scan editing on your pictures?


    March 5, 2009 at 2:50 PM

  10. What a BLUE!
    Check our news diggs!


    March 5, 2009 at 3:30 PM

  11. I’m reaching into my memory bank here but is Ektachrome the slide film with a blue cast? When you shoot your film do you factor these things in before you go out shooting? Lately, I have been having the hardest time shooting of all things “snow”. I keep having to totally desaturate “blue” and “cyan”. How do you film people do it???

    March 5, 2009 at 4:12 PM

  12. arisingphoenix

    Love the Blue, I dont think I have seen a shot you take that I dont think is great. Keep it up!

    March 5, 2009 at 8:04 PM

  13. Camilla

    The colors are so beautiful…

    March 5, 2009 at 8:05 PM

  14. Excellent landscape. Love the clouds. You are a magician with film.

    March 5, 2009 at 10:54 PM

  15. iheartfilm

    Bird – Thank you.

    Nick – I have a friend I trust over at Richmond Camera’s pro lab, so I avoid developing my own slides (developing E-6 can be a royal pain). As for Photoshop, I don’t really do a whole lot. I use a flatbed scanner that hates me, and sometimes no amount of correction is going to save a shot. But for the most part, if the scan is decent, I’ll play with the contrast a little to match the slide/negative (inferior flatbed scanners like the one I own tend to underexpose and wash things out).

    Jean-Claude – Yes, it is. Thank you.

    Pat – Actually, the old Ektachrome (64 ASA) had a bluish cast (it sometimes favored brown as well). Provia also has a bluish cast, though it’s often a pleasant one. This Ektachrome (E100VS – the “VS” stands for “very saturated”) is a recent film. Every so often it has a sort of greenish cast (which you can sort of see in the above shot).

    As for compensation, I really don’t worry too much about it. Besides, I shoot mostly black and white. 😉

    Phoenix – You’re too kind. Thank you. 🙂

    Camilla – And strange – at least I think so. Thanks.

    March 5, 2009 at 11:18 PM

  16. jaygrabiec

    awesome color!

    March 6, 2009 at 10:51 PM

  17. Melisa

    Beautiful panorama and great shot! =)

    March 7, 2009 at 2:46 AM

  18. iheartfilm

    Jay – Thanks. It was pretty awesome to see with the eye.

    Melisa – Many thanks.

    March 8, 2009 at 2:46 AM

  19. The color is just amazing in that shot, I love it. You definitely need to post a link to a larger version, that deserves to be seen full screen.

    March 8, 2009 at 3:30 AM

  20. E100VS I see… I’ve only just discovered this gem of a slide film (mostly through its consumer cousin EBX) and I have been shooting Velvia for year but I have to say I’m beginning to even dare to think the unthinkable, that I like E100VS/EBX more!

    This is a superb shot though, would look great hung on a wall, something I could look at intensely and forget the passage of time.

    March 8, 2009 at 9:44 AM

  21. iheartfilm

    Jeremy – You’re too kind. Thank you.

    Serenity – It is a great film. If it weren’t so darn expensive, I’d shoot it all the time.

    March 8, 2009 at 5:02 PM

  22. jonathanrocodeguzman

    Awesome photos chris!

    March 8, 2009 at 11:55 PM

  23. So gorgeous! My family and I spent a few weeks in Montana last summer and just fell in love with it. Such a beautiful place you captured it so well.

    March 11, 2009 at 5:07 PM

  24. iheartfilm

    Jonathan – Thanks. 🙂

    Amber – I was there last summer, too. Where’d you go?

    March 12, 2009 at 2:50 AM

  25. lifelikeminepoet

    Just stunning. What a shot the vibrancy of the sky and lilt of mountains through the clouds is awesome.

    March 13, 2009 at 4:29 AM

  26. lifelikeminepoet

    I wrote this after seeing your photograph http://lifelikeminepoet.wordpress.com/2009/03/13/paradise-indeed/

    I hope it does your photo justice.

    March 13, 2009 at 5:03 AM

  27. iheartfilm

    I’m honored. Thank you.


    March 14, 2009 at 1:09 AM

  28. Oh my! How I look forward to exploring the American landscape (though I think I’ll be quite far from Montana).

    March 22, 2009 at 6:52 AM

    • That’s too bad – it’s one of our country’s gems. I’m sure you’ll get there someday. 🙂


      March 22, 2009 at 5:45 PM

  29. thanks for viewing. Great place to grow and shoot. Bozeman is my home, but paradise valley is my favorite place on earth. I just put up a shot of of the valley from last spring run-off. enjoy.


    April 12, 2009 at 9:27 PM

  30. Glad you stopped by. Paradise Valley is an amazing place. I just wish I’d taken more photos the last time I was there.

    April 12, 2009 at 11:36 PM

  31. I’ve been through Montana before with my husband during a month of August and lightening was going on during the whole trip. This photograph is something quite extraordinary and excellent! Quite stunning! All your photography is great!

    April 15, 2009 at 6:09 PM

  32. Where in Montana were you?

    April 15, 2009 at 8:19 PM

  33. We were in Butte and then Masula (sp?).

    April 17, 2009 at 12:40 AM

  34. Very cool. I like Missoula. I have some friends who go to the University of Montana. Nice town.

    April 17, 2009 at 3:32 AM

  35. Christine Bailey

    Your photos are gorgeous! This is just a breathtaking shot…

    April 19, 2009 at 1:42 AM

  36. Thanks. 🙂

    April 19, 2009 at 3:29 AM

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