Montana Outdoors

August 17, 2009


Filed under: Clouds, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures — montucky @ 10:03 pm


Although it was early evening, the tall peak behind me had already brought sunset to the foreground but the mountain in the distance was still enjoying the last of yesterday’s sun and over it the darkness of space had started to creep in above the clouds. Evening is a wonderful time in the wild country!


  1. I love the wildness in the clouds and the vignette feel to the sky.


    Comment by burstmode — August 18, 2009 @ 5:13 am

  2. Right about now is when Bigfoot starts to stir…


    Comment by wolf — August 18, 2009 @ 11:06 am

    • True, wolf, and all of the other wild things. Those are what makes that such a wonderful time of day. An invitation to the dance.


      Comment by montucky — August 18, 2009 @ 8:31 pm

  3. The grey bottoms seem ominous. That contrasts nicely with the pretty white cumulus above them.


    Comment by scienceguy288 — August 18, 2009 @ 2:18 pm

    • The grey is a threat, or promise, of rain, whichever way you choose to look at it.


      Comment by montucky — August 18, 2009 @ 8:32 pm

  4. In the clouds. I think that’s where I’ve been. Kind of nice up there, but I’m not sure about a steady diet. Sure pleasant to look at though.


    Comment by Pinhole — August 18, 2009 @ 6:19 pm

    • In a few more weeks those clouds will be down to visit and that will be wonderful too. Good to see you out and about, Pinhole!


      Comment by montucky — August 18, 2009 @ 8:33 pm

  5. What a week for clouds and rain! (I’m not complaining!) Records were set for Missoula – more than 2″ in one day!) I kind of dread the above 90 temps in the forecast – but then that means some more river time! πŸ™‚


    Comment by Maureen — August 18, 2009 @ 6:23 pm

    • Rain, sun, wind, snow, none are threats and all are pleasures in the middle of a Montana summer!


      Comment by montucky — August 18, 2009 @ 8:35 pm

  6. I never tire of cloud pictures, especially those at dawn and dusk. There’s a lot of nice contrast and texture in this picture.



    Comment by knightofswords — August 18, 2009 @ 8:00 pm

    • I view clouds, especially those bearing rain, as the biggest promise of life on this planet, and I never tire of seeing them either.


      Comment by montucky — August 18, 2009 @ 8:37 pm

  7. Clouds are one of my favorite things to photograph – in case you couldn’t tell by my blog. I think I’ll be lynched if I post one more cloud photograph! lol

    I love the little tinge of alpinglow on the mountain. The different layer of clouds gives it a unique DOF.

    I can’t say enough good things about this photo. Do your photos hang on your walls? If so, you are likely running out of wall space by now!! I’d have all of yours hung on mine if it were possible!!!! Stunning shot.


    Comment by Iona — August 18, 2009 @ 11:03 pm

    • Clouds are favorites of mine too. Iona. I can’t leave them alone.

      Thanks for your kind words. I hope I will have the time to get a couple of my favorite photos printed this winter, but so far I have had only a couple of 8 X 10’s done. It will take a little time to figure out how to correlate the way the photos look on a ‘puter screen to how they will turn out on a printed sheet.


      Comment by montucky — August 19, 2009 @ 8:56 am

  8. I love cloudscapes and these are gorgeous! How lovely with the mountains as a backdrop. πŸ™‚


    Comment by Anna Surface — August 19, 2009 @ 12:04 pm

  9. It looks like something zeus would like. πŸ™‚


    Comment by braislave — August 19, 2009 @ 1:37 pm

  10. Wonderful sky scape Terry, I can see why they call it Big Sky country out there !!


    Comment by Bernie Kasper — August 20, 2009 @ 9:05 pm

    • Yes, we do get some exciting cloud patterns around the taller mountains.


      Comment by montucky — August 20, 2009 @ 9:20 pm

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