Montana Outdoors

December 4, 2010

White on top

Filed under: Winter — Tags: , — montucky @ 8:06 pm

White on top



  1. Terry:

    Beautiful! And where is this? Brrrrr!



    Comment by Chad — December 4, 2010 @ 10:08 pm

    • Hi Chad! That’s the ridge just east of Mount Baldy. Yup: cold up there!


      Comment by montucky — December 4, 2010 @ 10:21 pm

  2. Dear GOD in Heaven! That’s beautiful! You’ve outdone yourself w/ this shot… can’t get any better!!!


    Comment by Tricia — December 5, 2010 @ 12:07 am

    • Thanks Tricia! The mountains can get very pretty with new snow!


      Comment by montucky — December 5, 2010 @ 11:47 pm

  3. Spectacular, as usual!!! 😀


    Comment by jpcabit — December 5, 2010 @ 7:14 am

  4. Whoa! That is a neat perspective capture with the shapes and light and shadows. Beautiful!


    Comment by Anna — December 5, 2010 @ 8:02 am

    • That scene didn’t last long, but luckily I was carrying my camera.


      Comment by montucky — December 5, 2010 @ 11:49 pm

  5. Stunning. I love the bit of blue sky over the mountain, then the dark cloud cover covering the rest of the photo.


    Comment by kateri — December 5, 2010 @ 9:15 am

    • Thanks kateri. That day was cloudy and dark, but for just a few minutes a little sun hit that high ridge and I was lucky enough to see it.


      Comment by montucky — December 5, 2010 @ 11:51 pm

  6. Sir your blog is wonderful. Your photos of the back country and the plant and animal life in it are beautiful. I will be an avid reader of your blog for some time to come.


    Comment by Jim — December 5, 2010 @ 12:52 pm

    • Thank you, Jim! I have been greatly enjoying yours as well! There is still a lot of beautiful natural country left here in Montana and I spend as much time in the back country as possible and always try to bring back photos of it.


      Comment by montucky — December 5, 2010 @ 11:55 pm

  7. Hi Montucky, The picture is just great! You have an outstanding ability to take photographs! Have a fantastic day & stay warm. Hooray, it is snowing here in TN where I live (won’t stick much though).


    Comment by wildlifewatcher — December 5, 2010 @ 1:30 pm

    • Thanks wildlifewatcher! I’m glad you’re getting some snow! I hope you really enjoy it!


      Comment by montucky — December 5, 2010 @ 11:57 pm

  8. Absolutely breathtaking! WOW!


    Comment by Marcie — December 5, 2010 @ 2:58 pm

    • Thanks Marcie! A little later in the winter and the snow piles up more I will get up there for some closer shots of the snow covered landscape.


      Comment by montucky — December 5, 2010 @ 11:58 pm

  9. I love how the snow looks like it stuck to everything. Is this a view you can see from home?


    Comment by sandy — December 5, 2010 @ 3:10 pm

    • This photo was taken while I was on a walk a couple miles from my home. It is part of the high country that can be seen from the valley when the clouds permit.


      Comment by montucky — December 6, 2010 @ 12:00 am

  10. I felt a little shudder looking at this…such a beautiful image.


    Comment by burstmode — December 5, 2010 @ 8:42 pm

    • It’s cold and a bit stark, but I think the snow can be very beautiful.


      Comment by montucky — December 6, 2010 @ 12:01 am

  11. Wow, that looks like a huuuge area you have captured in this one photo. The number of trees is incredible.


    Comment by Candace — December 5, 2010 @ 10:44 pm

    • That ridge was about eight miles away and the photo was taken at 300mm. That area was the only sunlit place anywhere around that day.


      Comment by montucky — December 6, 2010 @ 12:02 am

  12. Beautiful – I’ve so enjoyed seeing our mountains covered with white against the blue sky. It’s got to be one of my most favorite things about living in this area…


    Comment by Stacey Dawn — December 5, 2010 @ 11:39 pm

    • I know what you mean, Stacey. For awhile I attended the U of Washington and really liked to see Mt Rainier from the campus on a clear day in winter!


      Comment by montucky — December 6, 2010 @ 12:04 am

  13. That sky is amazing…Beautiful!


    Comment by Roberta Warshaw — December 6, 2010 @ 2:39 pm

    • It can be very pretty here when the gray winter clouds open up a bit.


      Comment by montucky — December 6, 2010 @ 9:33 pm

  14. This shot just leaves me breathless. What a scene. What a scene.


    Comment by Robin — December 6, 2010 @ 4:12 pm

    • I probably won’t have a chance before Christmas, but I want to get up there for a short trek on snow shoes this winter. Now, if I can catch a sunny day…


      Comment by montucky — December 6, 2010 @ 9:36 pm

  15. If that wouldn’t get one in the “spirit” I don’t know what would! Do you have more snow this year than last or are you shooting at higher levels?


    Comment by kcjewel — December 6, 2010 @ 7:05 pm

    • That ridge is pretty high, but we have had quite a bit of snow so far this year; much more than any of the last several and it looks like there will be much more to come. I’m very happy about that: my snow blower is working great and my snow shoes are all ready to go! It is starting to feel like a real old fashioned Christmas season this year!


      Comment by montucky — December 6, 2010 @ 9:38 pm

  16. Spectacular!

    I had to admire Your photo for long time, because is so fantastic. I love those “combined” colors, white, blue and black-grey clouds. Thank You showing it.


    Comment by sartenada — December 10, 2010 @ 12:26 am

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