Montana Outdoors

July 14, 2010

Sometimes my composition gets a little strange

Filed under: Baldy Mountain roadless area — Tags: , , , — montucky @ 9:45 pm

From the top of Mt BaldyFrom the top of Mt Baldy



  1. I don’t know that I’d call it strange Terry – I like the peek a boo to the beautiful scenery and the natural framing….


    Comment by Stacey Dawn — July 14, 2010 @ 10:18 pm

    • The “frame” is a very old dead tree down below the trail that just looked as though it would be pleasant to look through.


      Comment by montucky — July 14, 2010 @ 10:45 pm

  2. I think it is an excellent use of natural elements to create a frame. In so doing, it gives it a sort of spooky effect. Isn’t this the spot where those two teenagers went missing EXACTLY 10 years ago, today?


    Comment by burstmode — July 15, 2010 @ 6:47 am

    • I hadn’t thought about that, but it certainly could be used that way!


      Comment by montucky — July 15, 2010 @ 6:49 pm

  3. Beautiful rugged framing of a mountain view. Captivating… 🙂


    Comment by Anna — July 15, 2010 @ 7:01 am

    • Rather rugged, but I liked it. If the old trees were a little further apart…


      Comment by montucky — July 15, 2010 @ 6:50 pm

  4. Not strange — creative, interesting,great framing!


    Comment by Bo Mackison — July 15, 2010 @ 10:11 am

  5. Oh! I love this! So unusual and very intriguing!


    Comment by Barbara — July 15, 2010 @ 11:46 am

    • There are a lot of those dead and very interesting trees up there. I have been tempted to take a whole day or two and photograph them all.


      Comment by montucky — July 15, 2010 @ 6:52 pm

  6. I like your picture and how layered it gets.


    Comment by wildlifewatcher — July 15, 2010 @ 2:07 pm

  7. The silvery is perfect for that scene. How high is Mt. Baldy?


    Comment by sandy — July 15, 2010 @ 2:48 pm

    • The top is only 7,464 feet, but the valley below is a little over 2,400 and the mountain provides a 360° view.


      Comment by montucky — July 15, 2010 @ 6:54 pm

  8. It does look a bit spooky, especially with the branch pointing like a withered crooked finger in the center…


    Comment by kateri — July 15, 2010 @ 9:54 pm

    • I don’t think the moon sets in that direction, but if it did, I bet one could get a very spooky shot there! (It would also be very spooky to hike down from there in the dark!)


      Comment by montucky — July 15, 2010 @ 10:46 pm

  9. Nature art in its best. I admire Your ability to find these things.


    Comment by sartenada — July 15, 2010 @ 10:03 pm

    • Thanks. There are many very beautiful places not too far from where I live and I spend a lot of time outdoors enjoying them. With that much time and many miles of hiking there are lots of interesting photo opportunities.


      Comment by montucky — July 15, 2010 @ 10:44 pm

  10. I like photographs shot from under snowbanks, the mouths of caves, and through forest canopies. This is nice.



    Comment by knightofswords — July 16, 2010 @ 9:35 am

    • Those things are all natural settings and are really the way things are seen.


      Comment by montucky — July 16, 2010 @ 8:28 pm

  11. That’s perfect framing for this photo!


    Comment by Candace — July 16, 2010 @ 9:36 pm

    • Those old trees have such interesting shapes. Every time I visit the light is different and it suggests another scene with them.


      Comment by montucky — July 16, 2010 @ 10:12 pm

  12. fun! these kind of shots add a new element!


    Comment by silken — July 19, 2010 @ 7:04 am

    • My hiking companion photographed me while I was taking his picture; another new element. Perhaps I’ll post it later.


      Comment by montucky — July 19, 2010 @ 7:22 pm

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