Montana Outdoors

June 16, 2012


Filed under: Reflections — Tags: — montucky @ 8:59 pm

Thompson River itself was very pretty today, but the slough off to the side held reflections of the mountainside.

Along Thompson River

Along Thompson River

Along Thompson River


  1. So interesting and beautiful!


    Comment by Ellen Grace Olinger — June 17, 2012 @ 1:52 am

    • It seems there is always a scene of beauty around. The best are found when you are not looking for them!


      Comment by montucky — June 17, 2012 @ 11:00 pm

  2. These are great!
    My goal this summer is to take some refelction shots like these.


    Comment by TheDailyClick — June 17, 2012 @ 3:49 am

    • I was surprised at these because off and on that day there was a fairly stiff wind.


      Comment by montucky — June 17, 2012 @ 11:01 pm

  3. The water is so calm. You caught a perfect image of the slidedown. Was this early in the morning?


    Comment by sandy — June 17, 2012 @ 5:42 am

    • About 11 AM, actually. The wind stopped for a few minutes and the water settled down.


      Comment by montucky — June 17, 2012 @ 11:03 pm

  4. What a beautiful spot. I could sit there all day.


    Comment by New Hampshire Gardener — June 17, 2012 @ 6:53 am

    • It’s always pretty along that small river. The canyon doesn’t let in a lot of sun and so it stays very green all of the time. The river is pretty and the fishing is fair, although for a short time some large trout go up into it to spawn.


      Comment by montucky — June 17, 2012 @ 11:05 pm

  5. Beautiful. It looks so peaceful there.


    Comment by anniespickns — June 17, 2012 @ 7:24 am

  6. Nice change in scenery. “Still waters run deep” comes to mind.


    Comment by Kim — June 17, 2012 @ 7:31 am

    • I get up there several times in the summer to fish, then a time or two in the fall to hunt.


      Comment by montucky — June 17, 2012 @ 11:07 pm

  7. I love taking reflection pictures … they add another dimension to a photograph. These are great. They allow me to imagine caverns below the water.


    Comment by bearyweather — June 17, 2012 @ 8:53 am

    • Somehow, reflections are intriguing. It’s nice when they show up!


      Comment by montucky — June 17, 2012 @ 11:09 pm

  8. As usual all your photos are great and really displays the beauty of Montana. Anna and I have been watching a show on television called mountain men. They have a fellow named Tom, and his wife living in the northwest coroner of Montana. When we watch this show we think of you.


    Comment by Preston Surface — June 17, 2012 @ 9:42 am

    • There is still a lot of natural beauty here. I hope it will be preserved for and appreciated by future generations. Over my lifetime I’ve seen too many changes though.


      Comment by montucky — June 17, 2012 @ 11:11 pm

  9. I don’t think I’d wanna swim in that water, but the view of the reflections are certainly beautiful! =)


    Comment by Tricia — June 17, 2012 @ 12:27 pm

    • No, that’s not a swimming area. Several years ago I passed by there and there was a moose standing in that pond feeding on underwater plants.


      Comment by montucky — June 17, 2012 @ 11:13 pm

  10. Gorgeous!


    Comment by allbymyself09 — June 17, 2012 @ 1:16 pm

  11. The rock and the slough have a purpilish color in my post….which makes a stunning contrast to the green but it also appears in a tree in the firs photo making me wonder if it’s not just some fluke in the transmission. Whatever it is these are gorgeous photos. My late husband loved to paint reflections… and these are grand.


    Comment by snowbirdpress — June 17, 2012 @ 6:08 pm

    • I think the purple cast happened because the photos were taken into the sun and the rocks were in shade. Interesting light conditions.


      Comment by montucky — June 17, 2012 @ 11:17 pm

      • My late husband and I fell in love talking about greens and purples… When I saw your photos it brought this to mind. Many thanks.


        Comment by snowbirdpress — June 18, 2012 @ 11:07 am

  12. It’s rare seeing such good reflections in a rive since the water is seldom still enough. These are crystal clear.


    Comment by knightofswords — June 17, 2012 @ 8:02 pm

    • This water was off the river and with no current. I was surprised that it was so still though because it was a fairly windy day. I must have hit it at just the right time!


      Comment by montucky — June 17, 2012 @ 11:18 pm

  13. I’ve just learned a new word – “slidedown”. Interesting how different conditions lead to such different vocabularies. Here on the coastal prairie, “slide down” would be a verb, involving children and playground equipment.

    It is a beautiful photo. I’m looking out the window right now at the marina. In the corner, where the buildings are shielding the east wind, the water is smooth and perfectly reflective. Farther up the fairway, wind is making any reflection impossible – just in a distance of a couple of hundred feet, I suppose. I suspect mountains do even better as wind blocks!


    Comment by shoreacres — June 18, 2012 @ 6:31 am

    • Mountains create all kinds of interesting and sometimes unexpected weather and climate conditions. The animals know what those are and they have taught me where it will be sheltered from the wind or a build-up of snow, which hillsides receive the most sun and where best to hide from a storm.


      Comment by montucky — June 18, 2012 @ 9:13 pm

  14. Wonderful images Montucky…I could hang out there for a while!!!


    Comment by dhphotosite — June 18, 2012 @ 8:33 am

  15. Those photos are extremely interesting — all the angles and reflections and trying to figure it all out….makes you want to sit and really inspect it all. Personally, it appeals to me because of all the chaos of the rocks and pieces of timber smack dab in the middle of a peaceful, serene forested scene. I like it!! 🙂


    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — June 18, 2012 @ 12:36 pm

    • These mountains are indeed a combination of chaos and peace. They are beautiful and soothing, but also harshly unforgiving. You just have to get to know them.


      Comment by montucky — June 18, 2012 @ 9:15 pm

  16. how interesting looking!


    Comment by skouba — June 18, 2012 @ 7:22 pm

  17. Beautiful reflections, the water must be so clear.


    Comment by Candace — June 21, 2012 @ 12:20 pm

    • For some reason the water actually wasn’t as clear as it usually is, but the surface was so smooth.


      Comment by montucky — June 21, 2012 @ 10:29 pm

  18. That looks a great spot. Is it as out in the wilds as it looks? There must be some really cool wildlife there.


    Comment by Finn Holding — June 21, 2012 @ 12:32 pm

    • This isn’t as wild as most of the places I photograph. There is a dirt road near it. There is a lot of wildlife around there however, because as you travel perpendicular to the road it goes into very wild country. I have often seen moose in that area as well as deer, elk, bear and big horn sheep.


      Comment by montucky — June 21, 2012 @ 10:31 pm

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