Montana Outdoors

August 12, 2009

A Clark Fork morning.

Filed under: Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures — Tags: — montucky @ 8:34 pm

Clark Fork River

The Clark Fork of the Columbia River, western Montana.


  1. What a beautiful image and scene Terry, I love how you composed the river so that it draws you thru the image, this is wonderful work !!


    Comment by Bernie Kasper — August 12, 2009 @ 8:52 pm

    • On a morning like this the highlights change in minutes and it’s hard to stop shooting.


      Comment by montucky — August 12, 2009 @ 9:05 pm

  2. How I would love to vacation where you live!


    Comment by Bo Mackison — August 12, 2009 @ 9:21 pm

    • I wouldn’t want to influence you Bo, but while I was there this morning taking a few shots, the trout were jumping too.


      Comment by montucky — August 12, 2009 @ 9:26 pm

  3. Okay, you really know how to hurt a gal!! I just left Kathy’s website
    where she is posting her trip through WA state via Amtrack and will likely post some or her cruise to Vancouver within a day or so. And here you are, on the Clark Fork!! I was already homesick and now you’ve about put me over the top!!

    Lovely, lovely, lovely!! The first words out of my mouth was Ooooooh! You’ve nailed the beauty, the solitude, the atmosphere, the reflections, the river, the mountains, the sky, the forest – everything is perfect – a perfect photo of the Clark Fork in Montana! But given what you have to work with, The Lord’s creation, what else would the outcome have been?? Hang this one on the wall.


    Comment by Iona — August 12, 2009 @ 11:59 pm

    • Iona, I had to be away from western Montana for many years and I know how hard it is to look at it from a distance! You’re right, it’s a beautiful creation!


      Comment by montucky — August 13, 2009 @ 8:02 am

  4. Glorious! You are really living in paradise. I love the blue mountains.


    Comment by Candace — August 13, 2009 @ 12:44 am

  5. My life has been hectic lately and it’s nice to see places where time is not the first priority. Thank you!


    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — August 13, 2009 @ 4:48 am

    • When I see that scene it reminds me also that time can just wait awhile.


      Comment by montucky — August 13, 2009 @ 8:03 am

  6. You know, you just got me wondering…is there a Lewis Fork to the Columbia River?

    Beautiful photo!


    Comment by Melissa — August 13, 2009 @ 7:03 am

    • I don’t really know, Melissa. If not he should ave demanded equal treatment!


      Comment by montucky — August 13, 2009 @ 8:05 am

  7. What a beautiful view! Almost like a pastel painting. I feel I can almost touch the river. 🙂


    Comment by Anna Surface — August 13, 2009 @ 8:24 am

    • It’s a pretty place, Anna. I really should visit there more than I have this summer.


      Comment by montucky — August 13, 2009 @ 10:27 pm

  8. Absolutely gorgeous!!


    Comment by 3bdigitalart — August 13, 2009 @ 10:58 am

  9. Spectacularly breathtaking!


    Comment by Stacey — August 13, 2009 @ 11:19 am

    • When the light is right it sure is, Stacey. I’ve enjoyed seeing that part of the river for over 60 years.


      Comment by montucky — August 13, 2009 @ 10:29 pm

  10. Beautiful capture! How I love it when the water is calm and reflective. Morning is such a special time 🙂


    Comment by Maureen — August 13, 2009 @ 11:39 am

    • There is a special relationship between mornings and water, isn’t there! Perhaps it is the calm of the water. I remember many scenes on our lakes when the water was like glass.


      Comment by montucky — August 13, 2009 @ 10:31 pm

  11. Absolutely gorgeous.


    Comment by Jann — August 13, 2009 @ 12:03 pm

  12. What a serene moment. The glasslike water reflecting the clear blue sky above: magical.


    Comment by scienceguy288 — August 13, 2009 @ 12:11 pm

    • Serene is a good way to describe the feeling. I wish more folks could experience it in person!


      Comment by montucky — August 13, 2009 @ 10:33 pm

  13. another soothing photo, very inviting, would love to escape into this one


    Comment by silken — August 23, 2009 @ 3:39 pm

    • I spend a lot of time there in all seasons. It’s only a short hike and always worth the effort.


      Comment by montucky — August 23, 2009 @ 7:02 pm

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