Montana Outdoors

January 29, 2009

The Mission Mountains (2)

Filed under: Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Winter — Tags: — montucky @ 5:11 pm

Before I forget (again) I will post two more photos of the Missions taken on Monday. I’m not entirely happy with the second one because it was taken late in the day and the foreground is shaded by the mountains behind me, but here it is anyway.

The Mission Mountains

The Mission Mountains


  1. nothing wrong with that shot montucky,… I like the shadows!


    Comment by Cedar — January 29, 2009 @ 5:35 pm

  2. Thanks, Cedar! I’m glad you like it! I can’t quite define what bothers me about it.


    Comment by montucky — January 29, 2009 @ 5:57 pm

  3. Beautiful mountains, but they do look cold!


    Comment by Tabbie — January 29, 2009 @ 8:25 pm

  4. The only thing bothersome about that photo is that I didn’t take it.. I love it.


    Comment by SuzieQ — January 29, 2009 @ 8:34 pm

  5. Tabbie,

    Those high peaks are cold. The tallest is over 9,800 feet, or nearly a mile and a half higher than where the photo was taken. Some years they are snow-capped all year long.


    Comment by montucky — January 29, 2009 @ 10:10 pm

  6. SuzieQ,

    I’m glad you like it, and appreciate the feedback. Sometimes I’m not the best judge.


    Comment by montucky — January 29, 2009 @ 10:12 pm

  7. I also like the second – particularly the look of the water in the foreground and the mountain “close-up”.

    But additionally, I know how sometimes, as the photographer, there can be a disapointment that a photo does not look as you hoped it would….or something bothersome as you say.


    Comment by Ann from Montana — January 30, 2009 @ 7:48 am

  8. I guess that’s it, Ann. Since it didn’t look as I thought it would, I was disappointed.


    Comment by montucky — January 30, 2009 @ 10:34 am

  9. Actually, I like the second shot best. This shot appears to have great depth to it.


    Comment by Preston Surface — February 1, 2009 @ 11:29 am

  10. Oooo!! Beautiful pictures. I haven’t gotten out to see the Missions since getting home, but this is making me *want* to.

    The second picture is *really* beautiful, though since you pointed it out I see what you mean about the foreground being dark. But it really does give a great deal of depth to the picture because of that contrast.


    Comment by gradschoolsara — February 2, 2009 @ 7:56 pm

  11. Sara,

    There will be plenty of time to see the Missions while they’re covered with snow. You’ll have to remember to take the long drive through the Bison range on a clear day as soon as it opens in the spring. From the very top there is an outstanding view of the Missions. I want to go there this spring, too!


    Comment by montucky — February 2, 2009 @ 9:26 pm

  12. Gorgeous- you have some beautiful photographs mate, I’m a lover of wilderness and mountains, and you happen to live in one of the world’s more spectacular landscapes. Thanks for sharing this with us.


    Comment by morealtitude — February 12, 2009 @ 3:16 pm

  13. Thanks, morealtitude! Yes, Montana has a lot of natural beauty!


    Comment by montucky — February 12, 2009 @ 5:41 pm

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