Montana Outdoors

February 9, 2012

A wider view

Filed under: Waterfall, Winter — Tags: , — montucky @ 11:46 pm

Waterfall at Rainbow Lake

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  1. Rough rocks, snow, melting ice, I love this wild nature photo, so beautiful. Especially melting ice pleases to me very much. In addition to all this shades and sunshine are playing their games and delight us. This is a real nature photo at its best!

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    Comment by Sartenada — February 10, 2012 @ 12:16 am

    • Yes, it is a wild nature scene. Seeing scenes like this keeps me out exploring the back country as often as I can.

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      Comment by montucky — February 10, 2012 @ 11:08 am

  2. I’ve never seen anything like this… totally gorgeous!

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    Comment by Aurora Rose — February 10, 2012 @ 3:55 am

    • Yes, these small waterfalls can be pretty sights in winter. They occur rarely enough to be real treats!

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      Comment by montucky — February 10, 2012 @ 11:10 am

  3. Oh my, how beautiful. I haven’t seen a frozen waterfall like this. I’ve enjoyed all your waterfall photos in various captures…. all breathtaking.

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    Comment by Anna — February 10, 2012 @ 9:04 am

    • There are a few other small waterfalls around this area, but most are choked with brush or unapproachable. This one has thick brush surrounding its base too, but open enough to allow access for photos with a little effort.

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      Comment by montucky — February 10, 2012 @ 11:13 am

  4. I didn’t notice that ice curtain in the middle yesterday. Guess I was focused on the caterpillar.

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    Comment by sandy — February 10, 2012 @ 4:04 pm

    • This was taken from a different angle. I figured out how to climb a ways up the mound of ice at the bottom of the falls.

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      Comment by montucky — February 10, 2012 @ 9:56 pm

  5. Excellent photo. I mentioned on another post that I liked waterfalls a lot. Thawed or frozen, they have such a wonderful beauty that I think is because of the movement of the water. When they are frozen, that movement is captured in one place for us to be able to study for longer.

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    Comment by Ratty — February 10, 2012 @ 6:55 pm

    • Thanks Ratty. I have developed a deep reverence for water for a lot of reasons. Waterfalls are some of the prettier scenes of water. I will try in the next few weeks to make it up to a couple of the small streams that flow through deep canyons not far from here. There are some very pretty ice scenes at small cascades on those streams.

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      Comment by montucky — February 10, 2012 @ 9:59 pm

  6. It’s amazing that small streams when frozen evoke such power and massiveness when frozen. Wonderful photo!!!

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    Comment by dhphotosite — February 11, 2012 @ 1:44 pm

    • Yes, it is. The area within this photo is barely noticeable in the summer, dwarfed by the larger stream of the falls.

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      Comment by montucky — February 11, 2012 @ 10:06 pm

  7. The lighting in this is gorgeous.

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    Comment by Candace — February 11, 2012 @ 2:20 pm

    • The sun is still far down in the southern sky this time of year, and early afternoon is the only time this waterfall gets even a few of its rays. Were it not quite so cold, it would be worth spending several hours there to catch different light angles.

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      Comment by montucky — February 11, 2012 @ 10:09 pm

  8. brrrr pretty much sums it up… nice photos! it is finally winter here… 5 degrees tonight, but still no snow.

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    Comment by kcjewel — February 11, 2012 @ 8:35 pm

    • Oh… that’s cold! We have had only a few nights with temps in single digits. We have held pretty much in our narrow range of 20’s and 30’s, but the valley is far short of its usual snow. All day today I could see snow falling in the high country across the river, but we had only a few flakes.

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      Comment by montucky — February 11, 2012 @ 10:12 pm

  9. Love the angel or bird wing at the right….

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    Comment by Kim — February 13, 2012 @ 7:32 pm

    • There are all kinds of pictures in the ice, aren’t there!

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      Comment by montucky — February 14, 2012 @ 12:45 am


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