The larch tree is a favorite in Northwest Montana. It looks rather like a pine, but when its needles turn gold in the fall, the mountains light up. Larch makes excellent firewood, and sitting by a larch fire is conducive to a simple life in nature and reflection.
A larch fire can also bring to mind the Path of Fire and Light, a sadhana in the Tradition of the Himalayan Masters.
The photos: Were shot over a 15 year period using Nikon cameras, the usual film being 100 ASA, scanned at 4000 dpi yielding 50+ megabyte files.
The photographer: 20 years professional Black and White darkroom, 15 years lead photographer for the Himalayan Institute and Yoga International magazine.
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All photos are copyrighted by Lyle Olson - Larchfire LLC