Montana Outdoors

January 12, 2012

Winter moonrise

Filed under: Winter — Tags: — montucky @ 12:15 am

Winter moonrise

Tonight a cold front is moving in.

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  1. Cool photo!

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    Comment by Roberta — January 12, 2012 @ 12:31 am

    • Thanks Roberta. Cold in fact. It has dropped a dozen degrees in the past few hours, headed for single digits.

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      Comment by montucky — January 12, 2012 @ 12:43 am

  2. That is such a beauitul and unusual moon photo. It could be titled, “Soul of January”.

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    Comment by kateri — January 12, 2012 @ 1:46 am

    • That would be a fitting title. The light snow-clouds in front of the moon and the outline of an Antelope Bush which is a very important browse plant for deer an other hoofed animals during this part of winter.

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      Comment by montucky — January 12, 2012 @ 2:39 am

  3. I just love that photo! Something about the atmosphere. Amazing!

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    Comment by Jo Woolf — January 12, 2012 @ 1:48 am

    • When I first saw the moon rising tonight it was quite clear. By the time I got the camera into action snow clouds had taken away the sharp edges, but I tried a few shots anyway and liked this one.

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      Comment by montucky — January 12, 2012 @ 2:46 am

  4. I’m glad you did try it. Finding some atmosphere in the atmosphere is always tricky. This one is terrific.

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    Comment by dave1949 — January 12, 2012 @ 6:08 am

    • Thanks Dave. I liked the “atmosphere” version better than the clean “moon shot” this time.

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      Comment by montucky — January 12, 2012 @ 9:57 am

  5. I really like this photo. It captures the essence of a cold, cold winter’s night!

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    Comment by Maureen — January 12, 2012 @ 7:12 am

  6. Eerily beautiful. I can feel the chill.

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — January 12, 2012 @ 7:53 am

    • There are often special sights on the cold nights, aren’t there!

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      Comment by montucky — January 12, 2012 @ 10:02 am

  7. Beautiful.

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    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — January 12, 2012 @ 8:25 am

  8. Hi Montucky, That is a spectacular photograph if ever I have seen one. I so enjoy your scenic views – even of a moon-rise. Our cold-front is rapidly approaching here in Cumberland County, TN and we are expecting a dusting of snow this afternoon and evening. Have a super good day today!

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — January 12, 2012 @ 9:25 am

    • Thanks wildlifewatcher! This cold front is supposed to bring us some much-needed snow finally. I sure hope it does!

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      Comment by montucky — January 12, 2012 @ 10:05 am

  9. full of ‘mist’ery 😉 and beauty.
    i watched the moon as i drove home last night, so beautiful it was hard to drive.

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    Comment by Tammie — January 12, 2012 @ 10:32 am

    • It was beautiful, wasn’t it! Tonight we’ve got clouds so I’m glad I got to see it last night. Next week we get snow! Yay!

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      Comment by montucky — January 12, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

  10. Wonderful shot, Terry!!

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    Comment by Barbara — January 12, 2012 @ 11:21 am

  11. eerie! though I would find the COLD to be more spooky!

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    Comment by silken — January 12, 2012 @ 2:45 pm

    • Well, we are supposed to get some cold weather now for awhile, maybe even get into winter finally!

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      Comment by montucky — January 12, 2012 @ 8:01 pm

  12. It is beautiful. I was going to ask what the bush was, but I read it above.
    We are finally getting some snow today. I think maybe a bit over six inches, so far.

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    Comment by sandy — January 12, 2012 @ 3:12 pm

    • It’s good to be getting snow, isn’t it! I’m hoping we will get at least that much here next week. The mountains are supposed to get 4 to 8 ft and they really need it!

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      Comment by montucky — January 12, 2012 @ 8:03 pm

  13. Very cool! Sure does look like a cold (and spooky!) night!

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    Comment by TheDailyClick — January 12, 2012 @ 3:52 pm

    • Maybe I should have saved this photo for Halloween! Lol!

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      Comment by montucky — January 12, 2012 @ 8:04 pm

  14. Brrrrrr!

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    Comment by Chad — January 12, 2012 @ 6:42 pm

  15. Absolutely compelling. At first glance, I saw the “fingers” of the antelope bush holding up the moon, as if in offering. I think I’d call it “Winter Libation”. Beautiful.

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    Comment by shoreacres — January 12, 2012 @ 6:45 pm

    • That would be a good name for it! It took awhile and quite a few shots before I saw what I wanted. Just in time too because my fingers were getting numb!

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      Comment by montucky — January 12, 2012 @ 8:09 pm

  16. This looks familiar! We had a tiny bit of snow last night and it is reeeeeally cold here tonight and supposed to get down into the single digits. I knew it was coming sooner or later. However, they say back to 50+ on Sunday! Love the photo… very different than your usual nature/landscape theme… nice to step out of the box every once in a while. Stay warm!

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    Comment by kcjewel — January 12, 2012 @ 7:22 pm

    • We are expecting a week or so of cooler weather and a good amount of snow. No temps as high as the 50’s: mostly 20’s for daily highs. In periods like this the wood stove is very comforting. We had a power outage for a couple of hours today and that old stove was really nice to have!

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      Comment by montucky — January 12, 2012 @ 8:12 pm

  17. Eerie feeling!

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    Comment by Evangeline Art Photography — January 12, 2012 @ 7:52 pm

    • I love seeing the moon like that. Every night I go out for awhile around midnight, especially when it is snowing or when the moon is full. Lots of different moods with the moonlight!

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      Comment by montucky — January 12, 2012 @ 8:14 pm

  18. Great. When I look at it at first time, I thought that there is only missing a wolf’s howl! 🙂

    I love it.

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    Comment by Sartenada — January 13, 2012 @ 3:51 am

    • Yes, a wolf’s howl would be perfect to go with the photo! A scene right out of a Jack London novel.

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      Comment by montucky — January 13, 2012 @ 11:13 am

  19. WOW! That’s what I said when I opened your page, and I stand by my initial reaction!

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    Comment by Bo Mackison — January 13, 2012 @ 9:02 am

    • I always love to see the moon rise on these cold dark nights.

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      Comment by montucky — January 13, 2012 @ 11:16 am

  20. This seems almost a negative version of your previous picture, the one showing the frost. Was that an intentional carryover or just happenstance? Either way the image is mysterious.

    Steve Schwartzman
    http://portraitsofwildflowers.wordpress.com

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    Comment by Steve Schwartzman — January 13, 2012 @ 10:11 am

  21. That’s an elegant photo that says so much. I think I’ll kick the heat up a couple degrees now just thinking about it.

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    Comment by Candace — January 13, 2012 @ 9:17 pm

  22. I really like this one. I want to try to get a photo like this one since I’m getting nighttime pictures anyway, but I’m still learning how to get good night shots.

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    Comment by Ratty — January 13, 2012 @ 9:17 pm

    • My night shots are rare too. Still mostly trial and error (thank Goodness for digital!).

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      Comment by montucky — January 13, 2012 @ 10:03 pm

  23. I always like your night shots for some reason. I remember the photo last year you took at night of your driveway and road under the arc of a outdoor light.

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    Comment by Jack Matthews — January 14, 2012 @ 8:25 am

    • Thanks Jack. I love being outdoors late at night but seldom try any photographs. In summer I love the night sounds, especially of the insects in late summer. In winter, the moon on the snow and the cool breezes.

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      Comment by montucky — January 14, 2012 @ 10:25 pm

  24. […] Montucky – Makes me yearn for a Montana vacation […]

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    Pingback by Hidden « Jomegat's Weblog — January 14, 2012 @ 9:02 pm

  25. Beautiful, mystical, and awesome! Night moods… 🙂

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    Comment by Anna — January 15, 2012 @ 6:27 am

    • I like seeing scenes like this but always wish I could see what a big cat can see at night.

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      Comment by montucky — January 15, 2012 @ 10:36 pm

  26. Magical…absolutely beautiful…WOW!

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    Comment by Marcie — January 15, 2012 @ 7:21 am

    • I see many more night scenes in summer for obvious reasons, but there are many beautiful ones in winter also.

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      Comment by montucky — January 15, 2012 @ 10:38 pm

  27. I can almost feel your cold front… I guess that’s because it is -18C here this morning!

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    Comment by Margie — January 15, 2012 @ 11:06 am

  28. That photo speaks cold!

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    Comment by Tammy — January 15, 2012 @ 11:13 am

  29. Such an amazing photograph, montucky, it really captures the feeling of a cold, snowy night. We’ve had very cold weather for the past couple days (-20C), but now there is rain in the forecast again. Winter is indecisive this year!

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    Comment by farmhouse stories — January 16, 2012 @ 12:41 am

    • You have been colder than we have then. We were -9C last night. the new forecast for here is for up to 16 inches of snow in the valleys by Thursday and up to 8 feet new in the mountains. I sure hope that happens: we really need it.

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      Comment by montucky — January 16, 2012 @ 10:18 pm

  30. Wow, that’s one cool photograph!

    Malcolm

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    Comment by knightofswords — January 16, 2012 @ 11:17 am

  31. Wow. This picture is very spooky! Great job!

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    Comment by Maggie — January 17, 2012 @ 1:22 pm

  32. Beyond wow, way beyond wow, an amazing photo. Certainly one of your best.

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    Comment by WildBill — January 17, 2012 @ 6:58 pm

    • Thanks BIll. Perhaps it was a forecast. It started to snow this evening and so far we’ve had 4 inches in the past 2 hours and it’s just pelting down. Wonderful stuff!

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      Comment by montucky — January 17, 2012 @ 8:46 pm

  33. Beautiful image. Well done!

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    Comment by eileeninmd — January 18, 2012 @ 3:30 am

  34. Montucky, I truly love your photos. I named you for a blogging award – the Liebster Blog Award – today in my post – http://mamasemptynest.wordpress.com/2012/01/19/you-yes-you/ – because your blog is one of my most favorites. Stay warm while you shoot those incredible winter scenes. We’ve got some snow coming down as I write this and it’s beautiful.

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — January 19, 2012 @ 5:26 pm

    • Thanks you so much for thinking of me for the award. I am glad that I encountered your blog and enjoy visiting very much.

      Yes, the snow is beautiful. Snow has been falling here for nearly 48 hours now and it has gotten quite deep. I am very thankful for it, knowing how much the forest needs it an knowing that those deep snowbanks high in the mountains will now be able to sustain our watershed again through the coming summer.

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      Comment by montucky — January 19, 2012 @ 10:15 pm

  35. Gorgeous image!

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    Comment by Watching Seasons — January 22, 2012 @ 5:46 pm

  36. Looks like a black and white photo – is it?
    Very nice.

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    Comment by Kim — January 22, 2012 @ 10:23 pm

    • It’s a conversion to B & W in iPhoto. Since, I’ve been experimenting with Black & White mode in the camera and I think I’ll like it better than the conversions.

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      Comment by montucky — January 22, 2012 @ 10:42 pm

  37. This just took my breath away!

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    Comment by Lemony(Gr)Egghead — January 28, 2012 @ 12:31 pm

    • The moon can create some very pretty scenes! Thanks for visiting!

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      Comment by montucky — January 28, 2012 @ 8:07 pm

  38. Lovely and mysterious…

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    Comment by Victoria — January 31, 2012 @ 10:52 am

    • Thanks Tory! That’s exactly what the scene said to me.

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      Comment by montucky — February 1, 2012 @ 10:09 pm


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