Celebrating the Lord's creation with photography!
Stoney Lonesome Photos is a gallery of fine art and stock images distilled from a collection of tens of thousands of photographs taken over four decades. The primary theme of the galleries are outdoor-related landscape and wildlife photographs, along with an extensive collection of related images. While a few of these images were made with film, the great majority were taken with high resolution digital equipment. Stoney Lonesome Photos is based in Bismarck, North Dakota and many of the images are from central and western North Dakota and surrounding states. In addition, extensive collections of photos from many National Parks, the American Southwest, and Utah and Wyoming are exhibited. I am DeVane Webster, the primary photographer featured in Stoney Lonesome Photos.
My photography has been published in several local and national publications, including Men's Journal, Rider, Bowhunter, Nature's Best Photography, North Dakota Outdoors, North Dakota Water Magazine, and others.
In addition to the images available in the online gallery, I am available for custom photo shoots and aerial (drone) photography by appointment.
The name "Stoney Lonesome Photos" came from the nickname given a rocky, desolate, piece of land in north-central North Dakota that my father's family farmed when he was a youth. The land was really too rocky for raising crops, but it held sharptail grouse, ducks, ground squirrels, and fox. I am fortunate to often find myself on a remote spot of prairie that reminds me of "stoney lonesome".
As you browse the photo galleries, you may notice that I concentrate on landscapes and wildlife native to North Dakota and surrounding areas, which enables me to become very familiar with my subjects. Time in the field translates into more opportunities to see the beautiful and unusual. I think the work exhibited on this website will reflect the thousands of hours of field experience I have on the northern prairies.
I believe that it is important to make photographs which accurately depict the subject as it is actually viewed in the field. This can be difficult during low light and high contrast conditions, since the human eye allows us to enjoy a wider range of colors and shades than either film or digital sensors can accurately capture. I strive to duplicate on the print or file that which was visible in the viewfinder when I made the photo. Beyond this, I minimize the digital adjustments made before printing.
The wild subjects in my photographs are indeed wild. I do not sell photos of tame or fenced wildlife unless specifically noted as such.
The select fine art images and many of the stock photos in these galleries are available as high quality and long-lasting professional prints. I use a professional photo lab for printing images, including canvas, acrylic, and metal. If you are interested in triptychs or other custom print configurations, I'll be happy to work with you on a specific piece or collection.
I have thousands of quality images which are not shown on this site. If you are looking for a particular image, drop me a note. I may have just what you are looking for! Also, if you have questions on any of my images, ordering, or comments on this site, contact me!
- DeVane Webster