Montana Outdoors

August 5, 2009

Sunset tonight

Filed under: Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Sunsets — montucky @ 11:06 pm


This is my favorite sunset view. The peaks of the Cherry Peak roadless area are on the left, the Clark Fork River is center and KooKooSint Ridge is on the right.


  1. it is awesome view . beautiful photograph.


    Comment by paramountplaces — August 5, 2009 @ 11:36 pm

  2. Beautiful!


    Comment by kateri — August 6, 2009 @ 5:10 am

  3. oh goodness…stunning.


    Comment by burstmode — August 6, 2009 @ 7:34 am

    • There are often very colorful sunsets in that setting but I seldom see them in time or when I have a camera with me. This time I caught at least most of one.


      Comment by montucky — August 6, 2009 @ 7:13 pm

  4. Red sky at night, sailor’s delight…. It appears you’ve proved this adage wrong! Heavy rain here last night more to come in Glacier. What a beautiful photograph!


    Comment by Maureen — August 6, 2009 @ 8:53 am

    • Yes, I see the forecast is for heavy rain in Glacier. We had a beautiful light show last night with (fortunately) at least some rain. At about 1:30 I got up and started putting on my wildland fire clothes but then it rained and as far as I know nothing started.

      Stay dry!


      Comment by montucky — August 6, 2009 @ 7:16 pm

  5. Makes me homesick every time I see this page. *sigh* Any work for an area specialist on Latin America in Montana these days?

    Beautiful photo.


    Comment by Jason — August 6, 2009 @ 9:21 am

    • Jason, I know exactly how you feel! Been there! Montana has always been a tough place in which to find a job and it’s worse than usual at the moment.


      Comment by montucky — August 6, 2009 @ 7:19 pm

  6. oooh….gorgeous. I’d love to be there and watch the scene unfold!


    Comment by Stacey — August 6, 2009 @ 10:14 am

    • It can be a light and color show, Stacey, especially on a night when there are a few more clouds and a little more smoke in the air. Then it’s like watching a slide show.


      Comment by montucky — August 6, 2009 @ 7:21 pm

  7. stunning! I can see why it’s your favorite!


    Comment by silken — August 6, 2009 @ 12:49 pm

    • Of course I like the color, Silken, but also three of my favorite areas are in silhouette.


      Comment by montucky — August 6, 2009 @ 7:22 pm

  8. I cherish every sunset I see. The colours seem to span every one in the spectrum.


    Comment by scienceguy288 — August 6, 2009 @ 4:06 pm

  9. How fortunate we are to have a sunrise and a sunset in every day! Love this capture–such deep reds!


    Comment by Bo Mackison — August 6, 2009 @ 4:10 pm

    • We are indeed, Bo! I wish I were better at capturing the subtle colors that we often see too.


      Comment by montucky — August 6, 2009 @ 7:26 pm

  10. Great sunset! Print that image big!


    Comment by Jeff Lynch — August 6, 2009 @ 6:33 pm

    • It is a pretty scene, isn’t it! You know I’ve never had a large image printed. Perhaps some day.


      Comment by montucky — August 6, 2009 @ 7:31 pm

  11. Great vantage point.


    Comment by Candace — August 7, 2009 @ 12:12 am

    • It is. As the canyon narrows at that point there is often a complete change of weather too.


      Comment by montucky — August 7, 2009 @ 9:46 am

  12. Very pretty! The “big sky” looks even better at sunset!


    Comment by edvatza — August 7, 2009 @ 5:01 am

    • The “big sky” has been so smoky lately around here from the fires in BC that it has not been blue, but some of the sunsets have been colorful. We’re having a hard rain now though and that will clear up the air, at least for awhile.


      Comment by montucky — August 7, 2009 @ 9:48 am

  13. Gorgeous! Love the orange and dark. 🙂


    Comment by Anna Surface — August 7, 2009 @ 12:21 pm

    • I like that too. At my house I don’t get a full look at the sunsets: I need to remember to go look for them more often.


      Comment by montucky — August 7, 2009 @ 6:08 pm

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