Montana Outdoors

February 19, 2009

East and west at sunrise

Filed under: Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Sunrise — Tags: — montucky @ 7:30 pm

These two photos were taken this morning a minute apart; one facing east and one facing west.

At sunrise - east

At sunrise - west

(Nothing particularly profound, but for those of us at the Center for the Easily Amused, interesting.)



  1. Great sky pictures. I have a blog just on sky photography. it seems clouds are different all over.


    Comment by mike — February 19, 2009 @ 7:39 pm

  2. As beautiful as a sunrise is — I always think the real beauty is on the mountains in the opposing view. Same here from my deck,… the coral/pink touching the mountains in the west at first light … can’t beat it! Great shots Montucky!


    Comment by Cedar — February 19, 2009 @ 7:40 pm

  3. Mr. Scamp liked the east at sunrise and I liked the west at sunrise! And yes, we,too, are easily amused!


    Comment by Maureen — February 19, 2009 @ 7:41 pm

  4. Funny!! I often am amused, entertained, ??? at the difference between the east and west view whether sunrise or sunset.

    Count me as one easily amused πŸ™‚ !


    Comment by Ann from Montana — February 19, 2009 @ 7:51 pm

  5. Thanks, Mike. There are a lot of folks who like cloud scenes, including me!


    Comment by montucky — February 19, 2009 @ 8:48 pm

  6. Cedar,

    I prefer the light on the mountains, too. At home here we don’t get to see that kind of light on them very often, especially this time of year, just due to the immediate topography.


    Comment by montucky — February 19, 2009 @ 8:50 pm

  7. Maureen,

    When I saw the contrast, I knew I just had to post the photos.


    Comment by montucky — February 19, 2009 @ 8:54 pm

  8. Ann,

    I much prefer this kind of entertainment to that on TV. If I ever tire of it, I hope someone will kindly shoot me!


    Comment by montucky — February 19, 2009 @ 8:56 pm

  9. I love ’em! πŸ˜€


    Comment by Sumedh Prasad — February 20, 2009 @ 8:00 am

  10. I happen to love cloudscapes. When I’m photography sunsets or sunrises, I usually will turn around and photography the opposite direction. Cloudscapes are pure sky art. πŸ™‚ These are lovely, montucky.


    Comment by Anna Surface — February 20, 2009 @ 8:11 am

  11. Thanks Sumedh!


    Comment by montucky — February 20, 2009 @ 9:20 am

  12. Anna,

    I love clouds too and am really looking forward to the huge summer clouds again.


    Comment by montucky — February 20, 2009 @ 9:21 am

  13. Count me in as the easily amused. I like the touch of light on the mountains in the west, too.

    BTW, this is a good lesson. It’s easy to get lost in looking through a camera’s viewfinder. I try to remember to look up and around so as not to miss something. Glad you did, too.


    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — February 20, 2009 @ 10:03 am

  14. Scott,

    It certainly does pay to keep looking around. The light is constantly changing as is the scenery when you’re moving: there’s so much to catch! I seem to do fairly well with that but now I am really working on doing a better job with the technical details.


    Comment by montucky — February 20, 2009 @ 10:28 am

  15. What would I do without you and Ann at From the Front Porch? Being a night owl (rarely to bed before 3-5) it’s not a normal thing for me to see the sunrise except in summer BEFORE bedtime. With you two I still get to experience such beautiful mornings and in such gorgeous locations. Thank you..


    Comment by SuzieQ — February 20, 2009 @ 11:44 am

  16. I’m definitely one of the members of the Center for the Easily Amused, because I love both of those pictures. And I love looking west at dawn, it’s often prettier and more delicately colored than east.

    (Same with looking away from the sunset–it’s often very beautiful when the warm light hits the mountains.)


    Comment by gradschoolsara — February 20, 2009 @ 1:18 pm

  17. SuzieQ,

    I think Ann has better morning views up her way. She has posted some real beauties! Maybe this summer I’ll get out earlier in the morning and see sunrises in some new locations. I hope to anyway.


    Comment by montucky — February 20, 2009 @ 5:55 pm

  18. Sure is worth looking all directions, isn’t it, Sara! Yes, the colors in the sky can be even more pleasant when reflected from mountains.


    Comment by montucky — February 20, 2009 @ 5:57 pm

  19. an almost ying yang kind of effect!


    Comment by silken — February 26, 2009 @ 3:37 pm

    • Almost. We often see a different world, depending on which way we look!


      Comment by montucky — February 26, 2009 @ 5:46 pm

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