Montana Outdoors

November 29, 2009

Frosty day on Thompson River

Filed under: Cabinet Mountains, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures — Tags: — montucky @ 8:52 pm

Frosty day on Thompson River

Photo was taken about 36 miles upriver from Highway 200 in the vicinity of Murr Creek in western Montana’s Cabinet Mountains.



  1. Oh my…

    Its incredible when the Lord provides such a perfect setting. Great capture. You really need to print this shot.


    Comment by Jeff Lynch — November 29, 2009 @ 10:13 pm

    • You’re right, Jeff. So many natural setting are just awesome. I saw those Aspens from a distance and hiked toward them. When I got closer, the scene just framed itself.


      Comment by montucky — November 30, 2009 @ 9:40 am

  2. Oh wow…love the layers of color with those pretty white trees!


    Comment by Stacey - Addicted to The Click — November 30, 2009 @ 12:26 am

    • The timing was good. The Aspens have lost their leaves and the most of Larch haven’t yet dropped their needles.


      Comment by montucky — November 30, 2009 @ 9:42 am

  3. Jack Frost owe you a favor? Nice shot.


    Comment by DaveABirding — November 30, 2009 @ 7:24 am

    • Jack Frost was indeed active. I will post a few others later that show the frost on the firs a little better.


      Comment by montucky — November 30, 2009 @ 9:42 am

  4. Those aspens stand out perfectly. The contrast is a real eye-opener.


    Comment by scienceguy288 — November 30, 2009 @ 2:41 pm

    • The aspens really caught my attention. They could be seen for quite a distance.


      Comment by montucky — November 30, 2009 @ 6:47 pm

  5. Not a good day for a swim.


    Comment by knightofswords — November 30, 2009 @ 7:40 pm

    • My son and I discussed that; would we if there was a big bull on the other side of the water?


      Comment by montucky — November 30, 2009 @ 9:09 pm

  6. Sometimes you just have to be in the right place at the right time… you were!!


    Comment by kcjewel — November 30, 2009 @ 7:41 pm

  7. This is outstanding and so beautiful in the contrasts of colors and light and dark.


    Comment by Anna Surface — December 1, 2009 @ 9:35 am

    • Yes, sometimes it can be colorful even in winter. I would have liked a little snow, but not to cover the grasses.


      Comment by montucky — December 1, 2009 @ 9:57 am

  8. I think the layers visible as the eye moves from front to back are wonderful. I find myself slowly moving through all five ending up in the aspens. Excellent composition.


    Comment by edvatza — December 1, 2009 @ 6:34 pm

    • That was a picture just waiting to be taken, Ed. I love finding those!


      Comment by montucky — December 1, 2009 @ 7:30 pm

  9. This is so another photo that looks like a painting. Love all the colors–from the silvers and golds to the purples and greens and browns.


    Comment by kateri — December 1, 2009 @ 7:11 pm

    • It does, kateri. I can easily imagine an artist sitting there putting it on canvas. It would be a little cold, though.


      Comment by montucky — December 1, 2009 @ 7:31 pm

  10. Beautiful photo that illustrates fall becoming winter.


    Comment by Candace — December 1, 2009 @ 11:50 pm

    • Late fall at that. Last year at this time there was over a foot of snow there.


      Comment by montucky — December 2, 2009 @ 9:08 am

  11. Looks a tad of the cold side!


    Comment by Bo Mackison — December 2, 2009 @ 10:13 pm

    • Well, my wool boot socks and thick wool sweater sure felt good!


      Comment by montucky — December 2, 2009 @ 10:24 pm

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