Montana Outdoors

August 22, 2011

Almost September

Filed under: Sunsets — Tags: , — montucky @ 10:20 pm

Tonight while replying to a comment I reviewed my photo archives from the past several Septembers and was reminded that September is a very good month here for sunsets. This one occurred on September 5, 2009.

September sunset


  1. Let me be the first to say “WOW”!


    Comment by Kim — August 22, 2011 @ 10:25 pm

    • It was a pretty sky. That’s the Clark Fork river in the foreground.


      Comment by Montucky — August 22, 2011 @ 10:39 pm

  2. Yes, it is becoming that time of year. Sunsets in late summer seem to be more colorful than any other time of the year. I am sure it has a lot to do with the timing and angle of the Sun and all that. I just enjoy them and smile in the warm colors of a cooling evening.


    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — August 23, 2011 @ 4:40 am

    • The way things are going here lately, those sunsets will have lots of color caused by smoke in the air. There are lots of wildfires burning now across Montana, although none at the moment in our area.


      Comment by Montucky — August 23, 2011 @ 8:59 pm

  3. That’s just awe-inspiringly gorgeous! Sunsets and sunrises (I see more of sunrises lately) are such beautiful times of day and can go from delicately beautiful to just overpoweringly so. Wow. Thanks!


    Comment by gradschoolsara — August 23, 2011 @ 5:43 am

    • They are indeed great times of the day to be out and about, and provide lots of photo opportunities. I’m glad you’re seeing those sunrises!


      Comment by Montucky — August 23, 2011 @ 9:00 pm

  4. Okay. Now, after all these years, I’ve seen the perfect photograph (at least from my perspective). Stunning, real, wonderfully framed top to bottom, side to side, and beautiful. HOLY MACKEREL!!!!!!!!!


    Comment by Wild_Bill — August 23, 2011 @ 5:44 am

    • Thanks Bill! I was very lucky to see that sunset as it developed and I had the time to hike down to the river to get the right frame for it.


      Comment by Montucky — August 23, 2011 @ 9:03 pm

  5. Wow, that almost looks too perfect to be real! It looks like a painting. That must have been pretty amazing to be standing there next to that sunset.


    Comment by kateri — August 23, 2011 @ 6:37 am

  6. Dear God in Heaven, that’s incredibly GORGEOUS! WoWoWeeeeeee! November is the best month for sunsets in my neck of the woods – I can’t get over how beautiful that is… I love the deep dark color FRAME WORTHY!!! =)


    Comment by Tricia — August 23, 2011 @ 10:41 am

  7. I just gotta ask… how much would you charge to put that on canvas in an 11X16, maybe? Not real sure about the size, but I gotta have it


    Comment by Tricia — August 23, 2011 @ 10:43 am

    • I just sent an email:please let me know if you don’t get it!


      Comment by Montucky — August 23, 2011 @ 9:05 pm

  8. Absolutely stunning! Wow!


    Comment by Barbara — August 23, 2011 @ 11:07 am

    • Thanks Barbara! I hope the coming month will have a few sunsets like it (and that I catch a couple of them)!


      Comment by Montucky — August 23, 2011 @ 9:06 pm

  9. Hi Montucky, Amazing! Your pictures are really outstanding!. Have a super good evening and a wonderful day tomorrow!


    Comment by wildlifewatcher — August 23, 2011 @ 2:21 pm

    • Thanks wildlifewatcher! I hope you have a great day too!


      Comment by Montucky — August 23, 2011 @ 9:06 pm

  10. Ditto to what everyone else has said. Here in Austin we only rarely get a photo-worthy sunset.

    Steve Schwartzman


    Comment by Steve Schwartzman — August 23, 2011 @ 3:29 pm

    • We haven’t had very many colorful evenings this summer and are about due for some. With all of the fires and smoke around, there might be some great color later. We had a few clouds today, but no color tonight.


      Comment by Montucky — August 23, 2011 @ 9:08 pm

  11. Wonderful picture! I have to rely on pictures for the best sunsets because I live in an area that is too urban. We have plenty of nature, but it is packed in smaller areas.


    Comment by Ratty — August 23, 2011 @ 7:11 pm

    • We don’t have a lot of them, but there are some beauties when they come. I like to have the river for a setting for them if I can, but my favorite was taken from a mountain peak. You can see it here.


      Comment by Montucky — August 23, 2011 @ 9:14 pm

  12. A million “wows”!


    Comment by farmhouse stories — August 23, 2011 @ 9:38 pm

    • I’m hoping that we’ll have some like that again this year!


      Comment by Montucky — August 23, 2011 @ 9:54 pm

  13. Spectacular as everyone else said! Gorgeous. Well, we get pretty sunsets and sunrises here, too, as you know but since I live in the middle of the city, they’re photographically ruined by poles and lines everywhere. Sometimes that can still make a nice photo but in my immediate neighborhood, the photos never look too good.


    Comment by Candace — August 24, 2011 @ 12:53 am

    • Yes, I remember many gorgeous sunsets when I was there. We used to camp in the desert a lot and saw many on those trips as well as some beautiful sunrises.


      Comment by Montucky — August 24, 2011 @ 7:25 pm

  14. WOW!! Gorgeous!


    Comment by thedailyclick — August 24, 2011 @ 5:20 am

  15. Absolutely stunning image, what a lovely place!


    Comment by Watching Seasons — August 24, 2011 @ 12:52 pm

    • The photo was taken along the Clark For River. I’m fortunate to live near it and can walk down there to fish and photograph!


      Comment by Montucky — August 24, 2011 @ 7:28 pm

  16. gorgeous! would love to escape into that photo


    Comment by silken — August 24, 2011 @ 8:42 pm

    • I often do, Stacey. It’s close and so I can go there to just relax and watch and listen to the water. It’s where I head for when it looks like there will be a colorful sunset too. (And the fishin’s good too!)


      Comment by Montucky — August 24, 2011 @ 8:51 pm

  17. Ow WOW! Speechless for once… well almost… it is just an absolutely gorgeous image!


    Comment by Victoria — August 25, 2011 @ 12:34 pm

  18. Wowzers! Absolutely breathtaking! I love this!


    Comment by Anna — August 27, 2011 @ 8:34 am

  19. Stunning photo! It has been said by many and it is true.


    Comment by sartenada — August 27, 2011 @ 11:26 pm

  20. Wow, that is a truly breathtaking photo!


    Comment by Jo Woolf — September 11, 2011 @ 9:51 am

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