Archive | June, 2014

Baseball, Montana Historical Society

America’s Pastime

It is sometimes hard to imagine prospectors and cowboys playing baseball, but, in fact, Montanans have enjoyed baseball from the early days of the state (you can read more about Montana’s baseball history here). Today, four of the eight members of Pioneer League call Montana home. The Pioneer League is a rookie league–most of the […]

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What do you want to see?

Our blogger needs your help! Do you have any Montana stories, facts or places you want to know more about? As we come up with blog posts, we would love to hear your thoughts. Comment below, or find us on Facebook and Twitter and, as always, you can send us an email at info@virtualmontana.com Below, […]

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Videoing Yellowstone: Part 7

Serendipity Photographers spend a lot of time waiting for shots that never happen, and thinking about shots they missed. But sometimes shots spring up on you with no warning whatever. Initially Mike drove right past this moose sighting near Norris Geyser Basin, thinking that the shadows and lighting were bad. After a while of driving […]

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Videoing Yellowstone: Part 6

The Photographers’ Club One of the things that Mike enjoyed most about his Yellowstone trip was the camaraderie that develops between the photographers. Wildlife photography involves a lot of downtime, a lot of sitting and waiting for an animal to appear, or for an animal to do something interesting. Mike spent this time chatting with […]

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Acrobatic bear cubs, YNP (1)

Videoing Yellowstone: Part 5

Tempest videographer Mike Dreesman spent part of this May in Yellowstone National Park, sleeping on an air mattress in the back of his van and living off of bologna sandwiches and peanut butter and honey, all so he could get the best possible video of the park in spring. When he got home, he pulled […]

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Bearjam, YNP

Videoing Yellowstone: Part 3

Bearjams Although rewarding, photographing animals is “always hit and miss. Sometimes you’re late to the party, and sometimes, you know, you start the party. You spot the animal first, and it’s not long—especially if you’re on a road—before other folks join you.” An animal sighting, any animal sighting, draws huge crowds. Traffic slows to a […]

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Videoing Yellowstone: Part 1

This May, Tempest videographer Mike Dreesman spent a week  in Yellowstone National Park, sleeping on an air mattress in the back of his van and living off of bologna sandwiches and peanut butter and honey, all so he could get the best possible video of the Park in spring. When he got home, he pulled […]

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