Montana Outdoors

November 12, 2011

Blue day

Filed under: Autumn — Tags: , — montucky @ 12:07 am

Dog Lake

It’s amazing and often wonderful what the light does. On this day, it turned a scene blue.


  1. Fantastic! I want to get my canoe!


    Comment by jomegat — November 12, 2011 @ 7:02 am

    • Hurry! In about a month, the lake will be frozen over.


      Comment by montucky — November 12, 2011 @ 9:14 pm

  2. Yes. So blue…………..such color.


    Comment by Roberta — November 12, 2011 @ 8:33 am

    • I knew I would get the blue sky but the camera showed more blue in the water than I anticipated, a nice surprise.


      Comment by montucky — November 12, 2011 @ 9:15 pm

  3. Wow. We often think of the color blue as setting a sad mood but this does nothing of the kind. I’m with jomegat, grab your boat and get out there it’s fantastic.


    Comment by anniespickns — November 12, 2011 @ 9:02 am

    • It is a rather optimistic collection of “blue”, isn’t it.


      Comment by montucky — November 12, 2011 @ 9:16 pm

  4. From all yellow to all blue. Who needs the 64 color crayon box?


    Comment by Kim — November 12, 2011 @ 10:09 am

    • Some time during the year, all of those colors seem to get used though, don’t they!


      Comment by montucky — November 12, 2011 @ 9:17 pm

  5. All that wonderful wilderness and not one single person. My kind of Lake. 🙂


    Comment by Homestead Ramblings — November 12, 2011 @ 11:00 am

    • That lake does get a little traffic, mostly in winter by ice fishermen. It’s on the reservation and I don’t think motorized boats are allowed.


      Comment by montucky — November 12, 2011 @ 9:18 pm

  6. WOW!!!!!!! Beautiful!!


    Comment by Barbara — November 12, 2011 @ 11:48 am

    • That lake is pretty just about any time you see it. It, for some reason, sits in along a mountain pass and it has lots of unusual weather.


      Comment by montucky — November 12, 2011 @ 9:20 pm

  7. Wow, I like all of that blue! And, the fact that the snow is way up there.


    Comment by sandy — November 12, 2011 @ 11:50 am

    • Well, the snow was way up there. This morning it was down to 4,000 feet and tonight the ground here in the valley is white.


      Comment by montucky — November 12, 2011 @ 9:22 pm

  8. Speaking of crayolas – if I remember correctly, that lake comes very close to Prussian Blue, which was renamed Midnight Blue once Prussia wasn’t around any longer. In any event, it’s the only example of that color I recall seeing in nature, and it’s simply exquisite.

    Not only that, if you rotated the photo 90 degrees, the wavelets would look exactly like a silk-crinkle skirt I have. Wish I could have found it in this blue!


    Comment by shoreacres — November 12, 2011 @ 12:46 pm

    • It certainly is an attractive blue. There must have been some interesting light angles to impart a blue to the lake that is deeper than its source in the sky.


      Comment by montucky — November 12, 2011 @ 9:27 pm

  9. so very beautiful
    sometimes i think all i photograph is light


    Comment by Tammie — November 12, 2011 @ 2:38 pm

    • I think so too. For landscape photographs, light does the creating. We have to just be lucky to be there when it does.


      Comment by montucky — November 12, 2011 @ 9:29 pm

  10. Hi Montucky, Totally lovely setting and equally nice photograph of the lake, sky, and distant peaks. Have a fantastic rest of the day and evening!


    Comment by wildlifewatcher — November 12, 2011 @ 2:50 pm

    • It is a special scene for me, because I have been on the top of those distant peaks, and my home is between the lakes and the peaks.


      Comment by montucky — November 12, 2011 @ 9:30 pm

  11. Well, blue is pretty much my fave color, all shades, so this would be a perfect place for me to stumble upon. Awesome.


    Comment by Candace — November 12, 2011 @ 5:01 pm

    • You would like it up here Candace (well, in the summer time) because there is a lot of blue.


      Comment by montucky — November 12, 2011 @ 9:31 pm

  12. Doesn’t get any bluer than this. My god the earth is a gorgeous place. Your photos keep reminding me day after day. Thank you.


    Comment by Wild_Bill — November 12, 2011 @ 6:00 pm

    • Yes, the earth is incredibly beautiful. It seems the more wild it is, the more beautiful it is. Now if we would only understand the importance of keeping it that way.


      Comment by montucky — November 12, 2011 @ 9:34 pm

  13. This is so beautiful…and so many shades of blue.


    Comment by kateri — November 12, 2011 @ 7:51 pm

    • The shades of blue here and the reasons for them would be a very interesting study. Our mountains at a long distance always have a blue cast, probably from water vapor in the air. Other times the camera will see blue that I would otherwise miss.


      Comment by montucky — November 12, 2011 @ 9:37 pm

  14. Beautiful!


    Comment by Roberta — November 12, 2011 @ 8:26 pm

  15. BLUE is always my favorite…..sure is pretty!


    Comment by silken — November 12, 2011 @ 10:14 pm

    • I hope there will be blue skies this winter, but this may be the last blue water for awhile.


      Comment by montucky — November 12, 2011 @ 11:04 pm

  16. Oh!…..BEAUTIFUL!


    Comment by Fergiemoto — November 12, 2011 @ 10:22 pm

  17. So beautiful!
    Frozen over in only about a month? (I want to see that, too! From blue to white.)


    Comment by TheDailyClick — November 13, 2011 @ 4:46 am

    • I’m sure I will get a shot or two of the lake with a layer of snow on it. When I was a kid we used to ice fish there and if there wasn’t too much snow on the ice we kids could skate while the adults fished.


      Comment by montucky — November 13, 2011 @ 11:15 am

  18. Beautiful and wide-open awesome in the blue hues. Wow!


    Comment by Anna — November 13, 2011 @ 10:42 am

    • That lake has a pretty good chance of staying that way too, at least I hope it will.


      Comment by montucky — November 13, 2011 @ 11:22 am

  19. Hey did you see that trout jump clear of the water???


    Comment by dhphotosite — November 14, 2011 @ 11:08 am

  20. Blue day, but in oh so beautiful a way!!! =)


    Comment by Tricia — November 15, 2011 @ 11:53 am

    • I wish I could have gone there today. It is all white now.


      Comment by montucky — November 15, 2011 @ 10:19 pm

  21. Beautiful blues. I’m always in a happier space when there are blue skies.


    Comment by Bo Mackison — November 15, 2011 @ 1:50 pm

    • We get a pretty good mixture here of stormy skies and blue skies except in winter when blue sky is at a premium. When it happens, it’s sure pretty though, and as you say, happier! Today was very nice though with heavy snow coming down most of the day.


      Comment by montucky — November 15, 2011 @ 10:21 pm

  22. Great!


    Comment by apostolcornel — December 11, 2011 @ 11:07 am

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Create a free website or blog at

%d bloggers like this: