It's been five years since I launched this website and blog. And during that time I've got months with publishing something new every other day...and when I got busy entire months would go by without an update. That changed in 2015 when I was a bit more active with updating my blog and I was happy with the results. I plan to be even more active (and punctual) with my blog in 2016.
The year 2015 is almost done, so I thought it would be fun to look back and see which blog posts were visited the most and garnered the most attention in the past year. Predictably they largely include posts featuring Montana farm photography and ranch photography. But some new subjects bubbled their way to the top of the list, too.
So without further ado, here are the top 10 most popular blog posts (in order) in 2015.
I don't I ever pissed off another photographer before. After the Milk River Rodeo at the Blaine County Fair I pissed off a rodeo photographer from California. Oh well...I guess there's a first for everything.
Those who are unfamiliar with ranch life in the west have an image of cowgirls that differs greatly from the real thing. Here I feature 20 photos of REAL cowgirls who work as hard on America's ranches.
I had been in Montana a long time before I attended my first rodeo. And when I did I had a blast. Here I featured 20 photos behind the scenes at my first rodeo at the Blaine County Fair in Chinook, Montana.
Rural Fergus County is a beautiful agricultural center rimmed by majestic mountains and rugged river valley breaks. Here I highlight some 20 of my more beautiful photos of rural Fergus County, Montana.
Late in the summer of 2015 I had a chance to photograph an intelligent, hard working, kind young woman named Katie, a member of the Assiniboine tribe at the Fort Belknap Reservation in Montana.
Weddings are arguably one of the most difficult things to photograph in the world of photography. And it is even harder to do it well. In this blog post I feature 20 black & white photos from a cowboy wedding in 2015.
Some photos of my trip north of Havre, Montana to the Canadian border to visit with some wheat farmers and chronicle their activities on the farm following a busy harvest and planting season.
20 photos of country kids having fun while chipping in and helping and having fun on farms and ranches--and who shockingly don't look at all like they are missing their TV or video games.
Photos of my day on a ranch near Hays, Montana as a very traditional Native American Indian family (but one who also ranches) rounded up and shipped their cattle on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation.
A behind-the-scenes account of a cowgirl Dani Jones, of Havre, Montana that appeared on the winter 2015 cover and the brief write-up up on the inside of Range Magazine.