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)

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  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.

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    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.)

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    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!

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

  4. Makes me want to go skinny-dipping.

    Just me?

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    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.

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    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.

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    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! 😉

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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 !!

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    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!

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    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.

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    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.

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

  15. very pretty. looks too cold though!

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    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.

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


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