Montana Outdoors

August 30, 2009


Filed under: Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Sunsets — Tags: — montucky @ 10:22 pm


Photographed from Patrick’s Knob, the sun is setting over the Cherry Peak roadless area in western Montana’s Coeur d’Alene Mountains.


  1. Such vivid oranges and reds–looks like a raging sea of fire!


    Comment by kateri — August 30, 2009 @ 11:40 pm

    • Many times I’ve seen those colors in the embers of a campfire, but the magnitude of the terrain in the photo does indeed make the sea image more appropriate.


      Comment by montucky — August 30, 2009 @ 11:53 pm

  2. Spectacular! Wow!


    Comment by Stacey - Addicted to The Click — August 31, 2009 @ 12:09 am

  3. I can only say that it is a breath taking photo of a breath taking sight.


    Comment by burstmode — August 31, 2009 @ 5:07 am

  4. […] of the coolest photos i've seen. a few seconds ago from […]


    Pingback by Nick Shontz (nshontz) 's status on Monday, 31-Aug-09 13:07:29 UTC - — August 31, 2009 @ 7:07 am

  5. Res sky at night, sailor’s delight.


    Comment by knightofswords — August 31, 2009 @ 8:34 am

    • That was one of my Dad’s sayings too. We do get lots of pretty sunsets. I was fortunate to be at the top of a peak when this one brightened up.


      Comment by montucky — August 31, 2009 @ 8:24 pm

  6. Absolutely stunning! Extraordinary color. Gorgeous landscape.


    Comment by Marcie — August 31, 2009 @ 12:21 pm

    • Thanks Marcie! Every once in a while a sunset and photographer come together! Thanks for the visit!


      Comment by montucky — August 31, 2009 @ 9:32 pm

  7. The sky certainly looks like a fire. The roughness of the clouds adds wonderful texture to this photo.


    Comment by scienceguy288 — August 31, 2009 @ 12:39 pm

    • There was a thunder storm brewing right behind me, probably stirring up those clouds too.


      Comment by montucky — August 31, 2009 @ 8:25 pm

  8. Brilliant. Like the sky is on fire and it is the beginning of time. So very beautiful!!!!! Wow!


    Comment by Anna Surface — August 31, 2009 @ 12:52 pm

    • It was a wonderful sight, Anna. I took about 20 shots as the color kept changing and it was difficult to choose which one to post.


      Comment by montucky — August 31, 2009 @ 8:30 pm

  9. I always thought that the sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico were the most brilliant,…but must say that your photo absolutely takes first place!


    Comment by Cedar — August 31, 2009 @ 3:47 pm

    • This was taken from about 6,800 feet elevation. In the foreground the mountain drops off nearly a mile to the valley, then climbs again to over 7,000 feet at the peaks at the horizon. The clouds are fairly low over the high country.


      Comment by montucky — August 31, 2009 @ 8:35 pm

  10. I’d pay for a photo like that!


    Comment by edvatza — September 1, 2009 @ 4:44 am

  11. You’ve “wow-ed” us again! what a sunset!


    Comment by Maureen — September 1, 2009 @ 11:28 am

    • The photo was taken only about 15 miles from the house. I will try to get more sunsets from the higher peaks.


      Comment by montucky — September 1, 2009 @ 8:44 pm

  12. Never seen a sunset like that. Amazing colors.


    Comment by mike — September 1, 2009 @ 8:30 pm

    • We get deep colored ones fairly often. The thing is to be at a good place to photograph them when they come!


      Comment by montucky — September 1, 2009 @ 8:45 pm

  13. A stunning view 😀 Great shot!


    Comment by WildBlack — September 2, 2009 @ 9:07 pm

    • Thanks WildBlack. Sunsets can be spectacular when viewed from high places. Thanks for the visit!


      Comment by montucky — September 2, 2009 @ 9:51 pm

  14. It’s been a long time. And this is a fantastic photograph! So beautiful! Bravo!


    Comment by Sumedh Prasad — September 3, 2009 @ 4:02 pm

    • Good to see you out and about again, Sumedh! Wish I could have conveyed feel of the cool night air, the smell of the pines and the sounds of the thunderstorm just behind me!


      Comment by montucky — September 3, 2009 @ 9:30 pm

  15. breath taking!! wow!


    Comment by silken — September 3, 2009 @ 6:12 pm

  16. As usual, I’m behind in visiting other blogs. And you certainly do not need my comment. But cannot pass by without stating this sunset is astounding. While you know I think all of your photos are top notch, you outdid yourself with this one! Well, God had a hand in it as well, but you managed to capture it. The colors and contrasts are magnificent. Sometimes rarefied air does that. If there was ever a photo made for framing to be hung, this one is it! Stunning!


    Comment by Iona — September 3, 2009 @ 11:07 pm

    • It was a gorgeous sight and you’re right on about the rarified air. I’m getting behind on my visiting too as well as photo taking. So much to do to get ready for winter!


      Comment by montucky — September 4, 2009 @ 7:18 pm

  17. С Днем тестировщика! С праздником!


    Comment by Артемий — September 10, 2009 @ 8:46 pm

  18. That is one of the best sunsets I’ve seen. I love the reddish orange glow of the sky. sunsets are just so good.


    Comment by Ratty — August 24, 2011 @ 12:17 am

    • That is my favorite sunset photo and it was by luck that I happened to be up there when it began.


      Comment by Montucky — August 24, 2011 @ 7:23 pm

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