Montana Outdoors

August 13, 2009

Western Montana summer

Filed under: Flathead river, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures — montucky @ 10:18 pm

The credit for this photo goes to my wife who saw the scene as we drove along the lower Flathead River on State Highway 200 through the Flathead Indian Reservation and insisted that it was worth a photograph. I turned around and went back for the photo. I’m glad she insisted!

Western Montana summer.


  1. Oh, that is so beautiful! The colors, the crispness, the composition, the clouds (4Cs). You both have a good eye. Awesome landscape.


    Comment by Candace — August 13, 2009 @ 11:28 pm

    • It is an awesome sight, isn’t it! We live in a beautiful world!


      Comment by montucky — August 13, 2009 @ 11:59 pm

  2. Takes my breath away it is so beautiful. Tell your wife that she did good insisting you turn around. 😀

    This is one of those photos that *must* be enlarged, framed and hung. It is astoundingly beautiful, Terry. Perfect. You live in God’s Country. 😀


    Comment by Iona — August 14, 2009 @ 2:33 am

    • She did a good job, Iona! I’m sure you have driven past this place many times. Yesterday the light was just right and the flowers chose to bloom.


      Comment by montucky — August 14, 2009 @ 8:32 am

  3. I need to find me some relaxing place out away from surburbia soon. I can almost smell this place. Thanks!


    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — August 14, 2009 @ 7:05 am

  4. My goodness but that is breathtaking!


    Comment by burstmode — August 14, 2009 @ 7:34 am

    • Thanks burstmode. Summer provides some very pretty scenes in Montana and we were lucky enough to visit this one at the right time.


      Comment by montucky — August 14, 2009 @ 8:37 am

  5. Wow! You even got the clouds to pose for you! 🙂


    Comment by Bo Mackison — August 14, 2009 @ 9:00 am

    • They did, didn’t they! This is a shot that had to be caught at just the right moment. I’ll take the luck!


      Comment by montucky — August 14, 2009 @ 10:39 am

  6. Oh so heavenly!!


    Comment by Stacey — August 14, 2009 @ 9:41 am

    • This has been an unusual summer here Stacey. We seem to be coming out of a ten year drought and the water in this pond has been replenished this year. The summer grass on the hills is still brown as it normally is in August, but even there one can see a slight tinge of green.


      Comment by montucky — August 14, 2009 @ 10:47 am

  7. Another beautiful landscape – it comes as no surprise that both of you appreciate it. What a clear vivid shot! I love the contrast of purple and green and blue.


    Comment by Maureen — August 14, 2009 @ 9:52 am

    • Yes, we both love this part of the country. I can remember seeing this area many times as far back as the 40’s and I’ll never tire of it. The views are always changing, and this time the light was just right for this particular scene. It’s why we live here.


      Comment by montucky — August 14, 2009 @ 10:44 am

  8. Wow! An incredible view! Great shot!


    Comment by 3bdigitalart — August 14, 2009 @ 10:45 am

  9. Outstanding work! This shot deserves a large print!



    Comment by Jeff Lynch — August 14, 2009 @ 4:40 pm

  10. Such beauty! I’m so glad she saw it and that you went back to “pick” it at its peak of perfection.


    Comment by Tabbie — August 14, 2009 @ 6:26 pm

    • I’m glad I did too, Tabbie. I really like the scene.


      Comment by montucky — August 14, 2009 @ 8:35 pm

  11. The wife ROCKS! I feel like i’m there.


    Comment by kcjewel — August 14, 2009 @ 6:40 pm

    • She has a good eye for beauty, Jewel. I’ve learned that when she likes something I need to pay attention.


      Comment by montucky — August 14, 2009 @ 8:36 pm

  12. Great photo. The flowers in the front really adds to this picture. The photo is so clear and colorful. Your wife has a good eye, you have a great skill.


    Comment by Preston Surface — August 14, 2009 @ 6:45 pm

    • The flowers might be the reason that I didn’t also notice the scene. I had been looking at several clumps of them and lamenting that I didn’t have my macro lens. I think they add a lot too.


      Comment by montucky — August 14, 2009 @ 8:38 pm

  13. She too has a great eye for these things. The colors are made so vivid by the sun.


    Comment by scienceguy288 — August 14, 2009 @ 7:57 pm

    • Yes, the lighting was exactly right to bring out the contrasting colors.


      Comment by montucky — August 14, 2009 @ 8:41 pm

  14. That is so beautiful it makes my heart ache….when ever I am in a place like that I wounder what it must be like to live on daily basis with such beauty.


    Comment by kateri — August 15, 2009 @ 12:33 am

    • There is the remains of an old homestead (or that’s what I think it is) not far from there and I wonder what it was like to live there in those days and how much time they had to enjoy the scenes.


      Comment by montucky — August 15, 2009 @ 6:25 pm

  15. Wow! What a gorgeous mountain scene and it looks like an oil painting yet with such clarity. Really beautiful, Montucky.


    Comment by Anna Surface — August 15, 2009 @ 8:12 am

    • I could easily imagine a painter setting up to paint there, Anna. I’ve seen them do it in other locations and I would think this would be a good one.


      Comment by montucky — August 15, 2009 @ 6:26 pm

  16. Wonderful scene and image Terry, your wife has got a great eye !!


    Comment by bernie kasper — August 16, 2009 @ 10:44 am

  17. pretty as a postcard! good call Mrs. Montucky! 😉


    Comment by silken — August 23, 2009 @ 3:38 pm

    • I’m happy that she loves this country as much as I do.


      Comment by montucky — August 23, 2009 @ 7:04 pm

  18. So beautiful with the touch of purple


    Comment by 2ndhalfolife — January 7, 2015 @ 10:00 am

    • I’m already looking forward to the colorful accents that next summer’s flowers will bring to the landscape!


      Comment by montucky — January 7, 2015 @ 9:59 pm

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