Montana Outdoors

February 3, 2009

Today’s take

Filed under: Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Weeksville Creek, Winter — montucky @ 7:07 pm

Weeksville Creek

Weeksville Creek

(Photos from Weeksville Creek in Montana’s Cabinet Mountains)


  1. Ohhhhhh,…. that water without ice looks wonderful. It will be weeks here before we see that! I have a serious case of cabin fever and am aching to go camping.


    Comment by Cedar — February 3, 2009 @ 7:50 pm

  2. There was just enough current flowing there to keep it from freezing over. You aren’t the only one who has been wanting to go camping. As I was hiking in on the little road I met a couple coming out who had spent the night a mile or so further in. They were pulling sleds with their cold weather bags, etc. and they said they had spent a very pleasant night out under the stars! (It only got down to 16° last night.)


    Comment by montucky — February 3, 2009 @ 10:10 pm

  3. Beautiful shots… water without ice, now there’s something new!… :o) I love the color in these shots; so brilliant!


    Comment by aullori — February 3, 2009 @ 10:30 pm

  4. Makes me want to go skinny-dipping.

    Just me?


    Comment by wolf — February 3, 2009 @ 10:39 pm

  5. Oh, there’s plenty of ice around, Lori! Just this small area of clear water with a little sun on it caught my eye. Some of the color is a result of using (trying to figure out how) a polarizer filter. I used one with good success on an old film camera (it was a 2.5 inch) in the past.


    Comment by montucky — February 3, 2009 @ 10:50 pm

  6. Yup, Wolf. Just you! By the time I got down near the water, my hiking boots were packed full of snow and skinny dipping wasn’t much on my mind.


    Comment by montucky — February 3, 2009 @ 10:53 pm

  7. great work with the polarizer! I picked one up myself, not an easy shot to take … thanks for the gentle reminder actually that thing has been collecting dust since Christmas! 😉


    Comment by aullori — February 4, 2009 @ 9:54 am

  8. You’ll like it when you get it figured out. Maybe I’m getting old or something, but it seemed to be easier to get used to the one I used in the past.


    Comment by montucky — February 4, 2009 @ 10:38 am

  9. I still have not mastered the polarizer, though I dutifully *carry* it all the time. Most of the time I can’t tell that it’s making a difference at all.

    But that first picture is wonderful–the colors in the water where the light gets into it are just beautiful. I can see why that caught your eye.

    And the beautiful contrast of green trees and Wow!Blue sky is just fantastic in the second one.


    Comment by gradschoolsara — February 4, 2009 @ 11:13 am

  10. Sara,

    I’m having some mixed results too, but I think I’m beginning to understand it a bit. It’s much harder to see with this camera than it was with the old Warner though for some reason. Probably a different mirror configuration.


    Comment by montucky — February 4, 2009 @ 11:41 am

  11. Beautiful images Terry, I especially love the stream shot, the warmth of the light on the cool scene is a wonderful contrast, great work !!


    Comment by Bernie Kasper — February 4, 2009 @ 12:31 pm

  12. It does look like great camping weather…give me cold weather camping anyday over warm weather and BUGS!! Nothing better than a fire and hot drinks to enjoy!


    Comment by SuzieQ — February 4, 2009 @ 4:06 pm

  13. Bernie,

    I liked the stream too. The sun and color on the open water just called to me.


    Comment by montucky — February 4, 2009 @ 4:40 pm

  14. SuzieQ,

    It’s still a little cool for camping for me (though maybe on a hunting trip). We’ve lucky here because even in the summer the nights often get down into the 40’s. Near the rivers though, the mosquitos can be pretty bad.


    Comment by montucky — February 4, 2009 @ 4:44 pm

  15. very pretty. looks too cold though!


    Comment by silken — February 5, 2009 @ 12:36 pm

  16. Silken,

    We’re used to it by now, and with a little sun it felt quite warm.


    Comment by montucky — February 5, 2009 @ 2:38 pm

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