Montana Outdoors

December 13, 2010

River lights

Filed under: Winter — montucky @ 11:55 pm

River lights

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  1. Magnificent view and mood ! I love this golden shade. A superb picture !

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    Comment by isathreadsoflife — December 14, 2010 @ 12:45 am

    • I came across this scene while on a walk this afternoon. A rather unusual light situation.

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      Comment by montucky — December 14, 2010 @ 1:11 am

  2. I agree. The light is fantastic. Wonderful shot!

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    Comment by Roberta Warshaw — December 14, 2010 @ 7:15 am

    • Clouds were closing in on the valley, but a tiny opening let a little light touch the river. Reminded me a little of Thomas Kinkade.

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      Comment by montucky — December 14, 2010 @ 10:42 am

  3. Oh how so very lovely in colors and perspective. Wow!

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    Comment by Anna — December 14, 2010 @ 8:59 am

  4. The river appears pretty cold, and the mist adds mystery.

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    Comment by Preston — December 14, 2010 @ 9:51 am

    • Some clouds settled into various valley locations during the afternoon in a rather strange way. then it began to rain and has been raining ever since. If it were colder we would have about 2 feet of snow!

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      Comment by montucky — December 14, 2010 @ 10:47 am

  5. Natural Beauty!

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    Comment by Roberta Gould — December 14, 2010 @ 11:29 am

    • Yes, it is that! I love it when Nature yields a brief glimpse into one of Her more private moments.

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      Comment by montucky — December 14, 2010 @ 10:34 pm

  6. Hi Montucky, Oh the exquisite moodiness of this stunning river shot! Wow! I so enjoy visiting your fine blog! Have a really wonderful day today! Stay warm!

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — December 14, 2010 @ 11:35 am

    • I guess it is a bit moody, but very comfortable, I think.

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      Comment by montucky — December 14, 2010 @ 10:36 pm

  7. Wow! An amazing shot! Love the coloring!

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    Comment by Barbara — December 14, 2010 @ 12:04 pm

    • I’m always pleasantly amazed at how Nature uses subtle colors in Her landscapes.

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      Comment by montucky — December 14, 2010 @ 10:40 pm

  8. Great implied depth. Can look at that one for a while.

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    Comment by Daveabirding — December 14, 2010 @ 2:50 pm

    • Yes, there’s something that brings me back to that scene too.

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      Comment by montucky — December 14, 2010 @ 10:41 pm

  9. Very mystical shot!

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    Comment by sandy — December 14, 2010 @ 3:48 pm

    • I think because the light is inverted, seeming to come from the river, not the sky.

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      Comment by montucky — December 14, 2010 @ 10:42 pm

  10. Hi, Terry:

    Looks like a bone chilling, cold wet day typical of Northwest Washington on the Skagit River. Think I’ll stay home and sit in front of the fire.

    Keep warm,
    Chad

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    Comment by Chad — December 14, 2010 @ 9:45 pm

    • This whole week has been good for staying by the fire, Chad. It has rained a lot and a little breeze today made me think of Seattle at this time of year. It would have been good to put a poncho over a warm jacket and walk along a beach though!

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

  11. That is some atmosphere there, very unusual yet stunning.

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    Comment by Candace — December 14, 2010 @ 10:57 pm

    • A few minutes later the scene was gone, consumed by the clouds.

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      Comment by montucky — December 14, 2010 @ 11:29 pm

  12. Oh so moody (in a good way) and dramatic. Beautiful Terry. Wasn’t sure if you meant end of year – or that it’s your birthday! So, if it’s your birthday – Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a fabulous day and year!

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    Comment by Stacey Dawn — December 15, 2010 @ 2:39 am

    • Thank you Stacey, but no, my birthday is in the summer.

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      Comment by montucky — December 15, 2010 @ 9:19 pm

  13. Fine nature shot. I’ve used it with proper attribution on today’s post on Sage to Meadow http://swamericana.wordpress.com and look forward to going through your archive. You have good “About” introduction that I also stand for. Thanks for sharing your work with me and the world.

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    Comment by Jack Matthews — December 15, 2010 @ 8:25 am

    • Thanks you for your mention in your blog, Jack! I have added your blog to my subscription list and will be visiting there often. I think there are many things upon which we will agree!

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      Comment by montucky — December 15, 2010 @ 9:20 pm

  14. What Montana river is in your photograph?

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    Comment by Jack Matthews — December 15, 2010 @ 6:24 pm

    • That is the Clark Fork of the Columbia about 80 miles northwest of the town of Missoula and about 80 miles southeast of the Idaho border.

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      Comment by montucky — December 15, 2010 @ 9:22 pm

  15. getting worried bout all that cold weather!

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    Comment by silken — December 16, 2010 @ 7:46 am

    • The next two nights are supposed to be cold, then back to pretty much normal for this time of year. Certainly cold by your standards, but really not all that bad.

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      Comment by montucky — December 16, 2010 @ 11:05 pm

  16. Is that evening twilight reflecting on the water? It’s Beautiful! =)

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    Comment by Tricia — December 16, 2010 @ 12:59 pm

    • That was in the late afternoon. THe clouds were closing in on the valley but a tiny part of the sky was open, giving a little light to reflect from the water.

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      Comment by montucky — December 16, 2010 @ 11:06 pm

  17. Magical!!! Such beautiful soft light. Love it!

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    Comment by Marcie — December 16, 2010 @ 2:59 pm

    • There can be interesting effects during a rapid weather change and this was one. Having the clouds close in quickly on the valley floor is a little unusual.

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      Comment by montucky — December 16, 2010 @ 11:08 pm

  18. Very pretty. There are so many different shades of color in this photo.

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    Comment by kateri — December 16, 2010 @ 5:29 pm

    • Yes, it’s interesting to see that much color in winter, even though the colors are subtle.

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      Comment by montucky — December 16, 2010 @ 11:10 pm

  19. Great. I love this photo and it is a very good “school example”, that always the sunshine is not the crucial factor for good photo.

    Thank You.

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    Comment by sartenada — December 16, 2010 @ 11:29 pm

    • Yes, I’ve found that sunshine can be a mixed blessing for outdoor photography, but there are so many variations that make photography challenging and interesting.

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      Comment by montucky — December 17, 2010 @ 1:05 am

  20. Beautiful subject. Light is just right. Those wide Montana rivers are quite majestic, eh?

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    Comment by Bill — December 17, 2010 @ 6:03 am

    • They are. This is on the lower Clark Fork of the Columbia.

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      Comment by montucky — December 17, 2010 @ 10:57 pm

  21. I need a canoe.

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    Comment by knightofswords — December 17, 2010 @ 7:59 pm

    • I see more kayaks than canoes on this stretch of the Clark Fork, but 15 miles upstream on the Flathead there is great water for canoes.

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      Comment by montucky — December 17, 2010 @ 10:58 pm

  22. That is both beautiful and spooky!

    We had some odd light in front of the forest near to our house, today – low cloud looking like mist and strong late afternoon sunshine. Very odd, and we’ve snow here again now.

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    Comment by Val Erde — December 18, 2010 @ 5:57 pm

    • After a brief visit from blue skies, it has been cold and dark here the last few days. Yesterday though, as I returned from a rather long walk it began to snow and by the time I arrived home I was covered. What a beautiful and peaceful walk!

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      Comment by montucky — December 19, 2010 @ 8:30 pm


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