Montana Outdoors

April 9, 2008

Spring evening

Filed under: Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photos, Pictures, Poetry, Sunsets — Tags: — montucky @ 5:46 pm

As the sun approached the horizon yesterday evening it reminded me one more time that if I had stayed indoors I would not have been able to see it set.

Spring evening


  1. Very beautiful shot – love how the trees silhouette. Pine trees almost look like black lace when it’s photographed like this. Gorgeous. The only thing I ever really miss is the sunset – it’s difficult to explain to some but I rarely get to see one nestled into the mountains. About three weeks ago we raced across the pass in hopes of getting a glimpse and missed it by minutes! 🙂 This is a beauty of a shot!


    Comment by aullori — April 10, 2008 @ 12:02 am

  2. That shot is almost magical, truly; fabulous!


    Comment by Sumedh — April 10, 2008 @ 5:02 am

  3. If that’s not already framed, sold and hanging on a wall, then someone really dropped the ball.

    My new favorite. (my favorites seem to change every time you post a new photo.)


    Comment by Pinhole — April 10, 2008 @ 5:25 am

  4. Oh, that’s just *stunning*! Thanks *so* much!


    Comment by Sara — April 10, 2008 @ 6:56 am

  5. Lori,

    Yes, I bet you would miss the sunsets. Some of these pines are in my front yard. They do add a lot of flavor to the sunsets.


    Comment by montucky — April 10, 2008 @ 8:05 am

  6. Thanks, Sumedh! It was a view that lasted only a minute or so and I’m glad I was there at the time!


    Comment by montucky — April 10, 2008 @ 8:06 am

  7. Thanks, Pinhole! That’s another reason why I love the pines. I was lucky on this one: the photo turned out exactly as I saw the scene!


    Comment by montucky — April 10, 2008 @ 8:09 am

  8. Thanks, Sara! It is becoming increasingly clear to me that so much about photography has to do with the light conditions, which means for an outdoors person always having the camera ready is a must. Scenes like this are frequent if one just happens to be there at the time. A good reason to be outside every possible moment!


    Comment by montucky — April 10, 2008 @ 8:15 am

  9. Very good! Love the desaturated moodiness.

    I’d go farther and say that virtually everything about photography has to do with light conditions, be they controlled (studio) or not (outside).


    Comment by Adam R. Paul — April 10, 2008 @ 10:30 am

  10. Come to think of it, I’ve never tried to control the light conditions except to shade a flower from direct sun.


    Comment by montucky — April 10, 2008 @ 12:15 pm

  11. Wow. I would so frame that. Gorgeous!


    Comment by wordvixen — April 10, 2008 @ 3:02 pm

  12. Thanks, Wordvixen! I’m pleased that you enjoyed the photo!


    Comment by montucky — April 10, 2008 @ 3:42 pm

  13. Beautiful photo, Montucky! I’m glad you were outside to see it and photograph it for us all to enjoy. The pines are truly beautiful in Montana.


    Comment by AK_Adventurer — April 10, 2008 @ 4:02 pm

  14. Thanks, AK Adventurer! Yes, I love these pines. The one on the left of the photo is a Ponderosa that is over a hundred feet tall. I remember sitting in its shade when I was a child, and it’s even more beautiful today.


    Comment by montucky — April 10, 2008 @ 4:36 pm

  15. Magic moments, magic photographs.



    Comment by knightofswords — April 10, 2008 @ 7:46 pm

  16. niiice!!!


    Comment by silken — April 10, 2008 @ 7:46 pm

  17. I think the magic, Malcolm, is being there at the right time!


    Comment by montucky — April 10, 2008 @ 9:06 pm

  18. Thanks, Silken! Can’t go wrong with a sunset and pines!


    Comment by montucky — April 10, 2008 @ 9:07 pm

  19. Beautiful capture…


    Comment by connetta — February 16, 2009 @ 4:34 pm

  20. Thank you!


    Comment by montucky — February 16, 2009 @ 7:29 pm

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