Tag Archives: Idaho

Long time no blog…

Wow, I had no idea it has been so long since I last made a blog post. It’s as if all of 2021 and 2022 didn’t even exist. I almost wish, since these have been especially difficult years for me. Amongst all of my ongoing medical issues, I have found some peace and tranquility in a few photo shoots though. I’ll just post a few favorites here from 2021 and hope to catch up again next month with a 2022 review.

The following images were taken on a cross country road trip in October 2021, which included photo stops in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and West Virginia for the most part. A bucket list trip I took with my sister.

I hope you enjoy the images!

Please consider subscribing to my e-newsletter where I do post about once a month. 😉

Subscribe here

2020 in retrospect

2020 comes to a welcome end tomorrow, and I’ve been thinking about this last year and all it has been. While it had so many challenges and disappointments, looking through my images from the year, I was pleasantly surprised at all the good memories I had and the images I was able to create. I’m not going to go into detail about each image but I had to narrow this down from about 50 favorites, which included wildlife, nature and even some people. But, staying true to my passion, I’ve settled on 20 landscapes for my tribute to the year. Watch for another post with some other subjects.

Like everyone else, I am happy to be leaving 2020 behind and looking forward to 2021 with hope for brighter days ahead.

2019 Year in Review by Linda Lantzy

Landscape photography~ No other activity brings my heart such joy as  experiencing sunrise surrounded by the fragrance of mountain wildflowers, watching a lake steam in the first light of an autumn morning, discovering new locations both near and far and listening to the babbling of a mountain stream, or watching the last of the sunset colors fade into night…

Canada, Alberta, Banff National Park. Herbert Lake at dawn in autumn in the Canadian Rockies.

Idaho, North, Kootenai County, Coeur d’Alene. Sunrise over the countryside south of Coeur d’Alene in Spring.

Badlands at dawn, South Dakota

California, west central, Dawn on the Carrizo Plains National Monument in spring.

Idaho, south central, Custer County, Mackay. The Lost River Range as viewed at dawn in summer from the White Knob Mountains.

Idaho, Southwestern, Boise, May, Prairie. Sunrise in the the Danskin Mountains in spring with the South Fork of the Boise River and spring sunflowers.

Sunrise through Mesa Arch in Utah

Salmon-Challis National Forest in spring

Idaho, North, Kootenai County, Coeur d’Alene, Fernan. A late summer dawn on Fernan Lake.

California, Central, Santa Cruz, Felton. Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Falls Creek Unit.

California, west central, Dawn on the Carrizo Plains National Monument in spring.

Alberta, Canada in autumn

Idaho, central, Custer County, Challis. The Lost River Range bathed in morning light with a setting moon in late spring.

Idaho, North, Kootenai County, Hayden. A late summer sunset over Hayden Lake.
Idaho, North, Kootenai County, Hayden. A late summer sunset over Hayden Lake.

Mojave Desert, California

Idaho, south central, Rogerson. Lupine bloom on the desert in spring in the rain and wind.

Idaho, North, Kootenai County, Coeur d’Alene. A mid autumn clearing storm reveals a colorful sunset over lake Coeur d’Alene.

Idaho, South Central, Mountain Home, Bruneau. Sunrise in winter at Bruneau Dunes State Park.

Idaho, Eastern, Ashton, Tetonia. And old barn below the Teton Range in evening light of autumn.

Idaho, east central, Custer County, Challis, Pahsimeroi Valley. An early autumn dawn over the Lemhi Range and farmlands in the Pahsimeroi Valley.

2019 was a year filled with all of these things and more and for that I am thankful.

It is with a significant sadness in my heart that I will embark upon the medical challenges presented to me going forward into 2020, but also with hope that I may continue pursuing these things that fulfill me.

2017 Workshop Line-up

Idaho Scenic Images presents its 2017 photography workshop line-up and online classes. Strategically positioned in stunning locations around the state, and for different lengths of time, you’re sure to find a workshop to fit your needs.

Read about the workshops here

2017 CDA CalendarOnly 2 spots left for my newly announced Palouse “Dayshop”.


There are also 2 spots left on my permit to work in the Sawtooth National Recreation area.

One of these can be a non-lodging spot(discounted), and one full lodging spot, or it would be good for two friends to share a room with two twin beds. (At a discount of course)

_L6A1398_HDRDon’t miss this gorgeous time of year in the Sawtooth Mountains!


In July we’ll head to the often overlooked beauty of Island Park. Situated in the northeastern corner of Idaho, in an ancient caldera and on the edge of Yellowstone.
We have three nights in a large lodge-style house with everyone having their own private room. This will be a smaller group, accommodating only 5 students.

Island Park DaisiesThe “Waterfalls and Wildflowers” workshop is a deluxe, 4 day/3 night extravaganza of beauty and adventure.

In August you can take my online class “Mastering Composition” from the comfort of your own home, and photograph on your own schedule, with assignments to complete each week.

Idaho, North, Bonner County, Coolin. Priest Lake at sunset from Sundance Mountain under a September sky.

In September we’ll be staying in cabins on the shores of Priest Lake, admiring waterfalls and endless mountain views in the heart of the Selkirks.



For peak fall color, join us in the Teton and Swan Valleys of Eastern Idaho. From orange aspen to golden cottonwoods to red mountain maples, not to mention The towering Teton range. This workshop is sure to delight.

And there’s more. Check out the full list here



Spring Outings

A few recent images from spring trips to Stanley, Fairfield and Driggs and one local evening at Hauser Lake.

2017 Calendars are now available at many locations around the state with more arriving daily. Check my retailer list here.  Or order from my website.

2016-01-14 (1)

I’m headed back to Driggs this week to teach my first photo workshop of 2016. I’m excited and just a bit nervous, but really looking forward to it.  In the mean time, the two autumn workshops are filling. If you’re interested in either of these, don’t delay in securing your spot with a small deposit. Read all the details here.

promoPriest Lake workshop


And then it was Autumn….

Finally, after nearly two months of nothing but heat, wildfires and smoke, the rain has arrived, and with it, much much cooler temps. We’ve already even seen snow in the higher elevations and as I stood on the crest of the Selkirk range two evenings ago, there was frost on the ground nearby. My beloved Idaho Panhandle National Forest is slated to re-open tomorrow!

Idaho, North, Bonner County. Priest Lake as viewed from the crest of the Selkirk Range looking west on a late summer afternoon.
Idaho, North, Bonner County. Priest Lake as viewed from the crest of the Selkirk Range looking west on a late summer afternoon.


My explorations in the Selkirks Sunday was in anticipation of the upcoming “Priest Lake and the Selkirk Mountains” autumn photography workshop being hosted by Priest Lake State Park and sponsored by Friends of Idaho State Parks.


Workshop promo
Workshop promo

I’m looking forward to leading a small group of aspiring and intermediate photographers to some great locations and teaching some classes too. Check it out, but don’t delay too long. Registrations end at 12 students or Sept. 29th, whichever comes first.

Idaho, North, Bonner County. Hunt Creek Falls in the Priest Lake State Forest in late summer.
Idaho, North, Bonner County. Hunt Creek Falls in the Priest Lake State Forest in late summer.

It certainly feels like autumn has arrived. I’m excited, albeit a little concerned.  Before I can go too far in search of fall color I have an art show to do. I’m hoping those colors don’t peak too soon!

Lochsa River Metal Art 40x20
Lochsa River Metal Art 40×20

Come say hi and see an all new, gorgeous selection of Idaho Scenic Images presented on metal this weekend, Sept. 11th-13th at “Art  in the Park” in Julia Davis Park, Boise. I’ll be there all three days. Friday and Saturday 10am-8pm and Sunday 10am-5pm.

This is my second Boise show this year as I also had a fun one day show at the Outdoor Recreation Festival as the Idaho State Parks “Artist in Residence”.

Calendar sales are in full swing this time of year and most all of my retailers have been stocked and some re-stocked 4 times! I have 3 calendars available, the 12×12 Idaho wall calendar, the mini 6×6 Idaho wall calendar and the Coeur d’Alene calendar. All are beautiful and unique and can be ordered through my website if you don’t have a retailer near you.