Bryan D. Spellman

Plains, United States

Born in Montana, raised in California, I have been holding a camera most of my life. I particularly love photographing the grand...

Involved in photography all my life—starting out as a model for my father, a terrific photographer in his own right. Got my first Brownie Box Camera as a child, and have never looked back. Got serious when I inherited my father’s Kodak 35mm viewfinder camera, then moved on to Single Lens Reflex cameras. Finally joined the digital revolution in the fall of 2006. Most of my work has been done with a Nikon D80 digital SLR fitted with various Nikkor and Sigma lenses, then a Nikon D7100 digital SLR fitted, usually with a Nikkor 16-85 mm lens, and now with a Nikon D810 fitted with a Nikkor 24-135.

I enjoy landscape photography, as well as portraits of birds and flowers. Am working up to photographing people. I’ve been blessed by the folks at Red Bubble who have featured several of my works. You can see some of those features here

Among my current projects are:

Found On Road Daily—cars and trucks

Court Houses of Montana

Mostly Rural Churches


101 Stolen Red Pickups

Note that the only thing “stolen” is the image. These are red pickups I have seen around the country, mostly along US Highway 101, hence ‘101 Stolen Red Pickups’ and photographed without the knowledge or permission of the truck’s owner.

Other collections:

Pacific Coast




West Virginia

I hope you enjoy my work.

Here are a few of my favorites, shown as canvas prints:

Big Sky, Small Water

Pacific Sunset

Lake McDonald

Indian Paintbrush HDR

Homage to O’Keeffe

Sanderlings in surf (This hangs framed above my own desk)

And one as a laminated print:

Upper Twin Lake, Beaverhead County Montana

Thank you for visiting my site.

  • Age: 69
  • Joined: June 2009


Jefferson County, Washington

I keep noting on photographs that were taken in Washington State, that I took the photo as part of my coffee table book project Evergreen: A Photographic Portrait of Washington’s Thirty-Nine Counties. As I continue work on the project, I post each county as a separate blog post at Yesterday (April 14th, 2019), I posted my photos and what I have written about Jefferson…
Posted 9 days – Leave a comment

An Open Letter to the Moderators and Members of the Montana Group.

I recently posted this in the Forums, but I believe that “Forums” no longer work on Red Bubble, so I’ll repost here and see if I get any responses. / Of late, it seems that I am the only person submitting photos to this group. As one of several moderators, I will not accept my own photographs, but no one else seems to be doing any moderation. As a result, there are now over twen…
Posted 3 months – 2 comments

Question(s) about Nikon D810

I just received a Nikon D810 as a Christmas present, and I’m sure I’ll love it once I get used to it, One thing I have been unable to find is how to set the Image Quality to RAW. All the RAW options are greyed out on my menu. I’m sure there’s something simple that I have missed, but I see no point in upgrading to this camera if I can take only JPG images. Any suggestion…
Posted over 1 year – 5 comments

Another Sale

I am so blessed. It doesn’t feel right to just say “another sale.” Someone purchased both a framed print and a poster of a photo that no one else has noted in the past four years. It is one of my favorite shots, and I do hope that the purchaser is well pleased with the art. Here’s what they bought (if I’ve formatted this correctly): The Silo Family / Thank you, …
Posted over 3 years – 2 comments
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