Montana Outdoors

November 12, 2010

Even in a cloud

Filed under: Trees, Winter — montucky @ 10:09 pm

Trees have a certain presence and majesty about them, even when they are nearly hidden in a cloud.

Pines in cloud



  1. I thought it was a mirror image at first… til I scrolled down. Very pretty…


    Comment by Stacey Dawn — November 12, 2010 @ 11:33 pm

    • There’s a pretty good forest behind these two, but the clouds block it out.


      Comment by montucky — November 13, 2010 @ 12:05 am

  2. Another great picture! Thanks for sharing..


    Comment by Roberta Gould — November 13, 2010 @ 12:38 am

    • Thanks Roberta! I like the layout or your new blog, by the way!


      Comment by montucky — November 13, 2010 @ 9:47 pm

  3. Beautiful….I like the contrast with the golden grass and grey cloud.


    Comment by kateri — November 13, 2010 @ 5:45 am

    • The cloud certainly selected the color scheme, didn’t it!


      Comment by montucky — November 13, 2010 @ 9:48 pm

  4. Wonderful Wonderful image… 🙂


    Comment by Sumedh Prasad — November 13, 2010 @ 6:44 am

  5. Even it amazing when you can get an isolated shot like this? I like it very much.


    Comment by sandy — November 13, 2010 @ 6:47 am

    • Yes, it is. The cloud acted like a big color filter, allowing just the darkness of the tree and the gold of the grass.


      Comment by montucky — November 13, 2010 @ 9:49 pm

  6. This is one of your very best photos. Bravo.


    Comment by Dave at collinda — November 13, 2010 @ 7:25 am

  7. Wonderful mood in this image, hazy and mysterious. I love the golden frame of the grasses.


    Comment by isathreadsoflife — November 13, 2010 @ 11:48 am

    • I love that grass. It is on the side of a high ridge, near the top. It adds it’s own shades of color to a winter-like atmosphere.


      Comment by montucky — November 13, 2010 @ 9:51 pm

  8. Yes, they do indeed. Love the atmosphere – ambience – in this shot.


    Comment by Val Erde — November 13, 2010 @ 4:14 pm

    • Clouds do such nice, soft things to photos, don’t they!


      Comment by montucky — November 13, 2010 @ 9:52 pm

  9. Very beautiful Montucky! Mysterious!


    Comment by Cait — November 13, 2010 @ 5:35 pm

    • Thanks Cait! I love that mystery in scenes like this. In the back country it’s always exciting to see what might be back in the clouds.


      Comment by montucky — November 13, 2010 @ 9:59 pm

  10. Hi Montucky, What a lovely shot of the trees shrouded in the foggy cloud. Have a great rest of the weekend!


    Comment by wildlifewatcher — November 13, 2010 @ 6:09 pm

    • Thanks, wildlifewatcher! I hope your weekend is pleasant as well!


      Comment by montucky — November 13, 2010 @ 9:52 pm

  11. Very nice capture, Montucky. I love the combination of trees and fog.


    Comment by Bo Mackison — November 13, 2010 @ 6:27 pm

    • I love the combination too. Seems like there is always a striking scene to be found in fog or in the clouds.


      Comment by montucky — November 13, 2010 @ 9:53 pm

  12. I had a tiny bit of anxiety when I opened your post… was afraid it was smoke. Awesome photograph especially now that I know it’s a cloud!


    Comment by kcjewel — November 13, 2010 @ 9:40 pm

    • I’m glad it wasn’t smoke. We’re past the wild fire season for this year finally. Now we’re concerned about chimney fires as folks start turning up the heat in their wood stoves. (So far, so good though!)


      Comment by montucky — November 13, 2010 @ 9:55 pm

  13. Beautiful and ethereal. Wonderful capture!


    Comment by Anna — November 14, 2010 @ 7:17 am

    • I never get enough of scenes that nature continually presents. Something compelling about clouds, or fog, or mist.


      Comment by montucky — November 14, 2010 @ 9:50 am

  14. That is great, murky, elusive, mysterious.


    Comment by Candace — November 15, 2010 @ 5:31 pm

  15. Love this photo. I have noticed that fog is giving a new “scope” in photos.

    It can be seen sometimes mysterious when it is hiding what there is farther away. In this case fog (cloud) created a “mirror like vision”.


    Comment by sartenada — November 19, 2010 @ 12:21 am

    • Yes, clouds create many mysterious scenes. Over the years I have acquired many memories of scenes like this one.


      Comment by montucky — November 19, 2010 @ 12:56 am

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