The Most Important Trip Ever – Prelude


Over the years we have done many road trips around North America. Some of these trips brought us amazing memories and great imagery, which we often shared on this platform.

While we enjoyed them, our latest road trip was the most important we have ever taken. Not only did we capture great imagery, visit spectacular locations and enjoy great weather but we got to know special people. In particular, it was a trip that let us discover the family history of a very special person, without whom I wouldn’t be here today.

We took many images, which will help us to tell this story like no other. It is a personal story but also one that goes beyond one person. It came to our realization that this event means much more than we thought, so it must be told, over and over again.

Now as we go through the imagery shot over the last ten days, memories and emotions are being awakened. We will try to channel our thoughts into words and the flow of essential words should find its way into this blog. Stay tuned.

For now, let these few images be a prelude to the account of the most personal and greatest road trip ever.







All images taken with the Fuji X100S, the Fuji X-Pro2, the XF 35mm F1.4, XF 14mm F2.8, XF 50-140mm F2.8.


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2 thoughts on “The Most Important Trip Ever – Prelude

  1. I loved the opening image with the two streams converging around the central mountain mass plus the storm and sun skies. Care to share the location? Also I noticed that Bannack is one of the tags for this story. We were in Montana this February and Bannack certainly offers a lot of photo opportunities. Somehow both my friend and I lost all our images from that day. That seemed to give new meaning to the term “ghost town”, since neither of us had ever had that happen before.

    1. Bob,

      Wow! Quite the story you shared. Unfortunately, we didn’t have enough time to photograph Bannack. Also weather wasn’t cooperating.

      The opening image was shot in Glacier National Park on the Going-to-the-Sun road, half way between the Loop and the Weeping Wall.

      It is great to hear from you.


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