Montana Outdoors

July 4, 2012

Moon and river

Filed under: Summer — montucky @ 12:23 am

Moon on the river


  1. Wow – just beautiful, so serene. A clear night is something that we haven’t had since… about the middle of May!


    Comment by Jo Woolf — July 4, 2012 @ 1:09 am

    • We have started having some now. The cold fronts have stopped coming here and high temperatures are setting in. I greatly prefer the rain but our clear summer nights let the nighttime temperatures fall into the 40’s (f) and that’s very pleasant.


      Comment by montucky — July 5, 2012 @ 9:33 pm

      • That sounds like a proper mountain climate in summer… unlike ours. Today we’re told to expect a month’s rainfall in 24 hours!


        Comment by Jo Woolf — July 6, 2012 @ 12:10 am

        • I wish I could send you some of this dry heat that we are having in return for some of that rain! The forecast now here is for 100°(f) days Sunday and Tuesday.


          Comment by Montucky — July 6, 2012 @ 8:45 pm

  2. So beautiful…thank you, Ellen


    Comment by Ellen Grace Olinger — July 4, 2012 @ 2:54 am

    • I’m glad you liked it Ellen! I walked outside, saw that, got my camera and tried a shot. It’s exactly what I saw!


      Comment by montucky — July 5, 2012 @ 9:34 pm

  3. Beautiful!! I love how you captured the water.


    Comment by TheDailyClick — July 4, 2012 @ 4:56 am

    • The water was interesting. It’s flowing quite fast and the 3 second exposure really smoothed it out!


      Comment by montucky — July 5, 2012 @ 9:36 pm

  4. Beautiful. It has the qualities of a painting.

    “Two drifters, off to see the world. There’s such a lot of world to see… ” Thank you for sharing your part of it, places I might never see otherwise.


    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — July 4, 2012 @ 6:38 am

    • That’s a large part of my motivation for this blog, Teresa. This particular scene was in the valley, but a lot of what I photograph is never widely seen because it is remote. I hate that the beauty of such places is un-noticed.


      Comment by montucky — July 5, 2012 @ 9:38 pm

  5. Gorgeous.
    When I saw the moon reflecting on the lake here last night, I thought … who needs fireworks for the 4th?


    Comment by bearyweather — July 4, 2012 @ 7:09 am

    • I prefer the moonlight on the water too! And the sound of the rapids a mile below there.


      Comment by montucky — July 5, 2012 @ 9:40 pm

  6. Beautiful. I missed last nights full moon rise. I’ve had grand children visiting this week and last night was the first night I didn’t have anyone and I guess I was more tired than I thought as I fell asleep by 8 and slept soundly until this morning. Didn’t even hear the fireworks that went off at the baseball park a couple of miles away, which I can always hear. Nice to see this peaceful image this morning a nice counterpoint to the activity level of 5 and 8 year olds. Thank you.


    Comment by anniespickns — July 4, 2012 @ 7:41 am

    • I missed the moon last night too and there were no fireworks where I was. The forest was cool and silent.


      Comment by montucky — July 5, 2012 @ 9:42 pm

  7. Way cool!!!! Almost like a type of baptism of sorts, these rare glimpses that one never takes for granted.


    Comment by Homestead Ramblings — July 4, 2012 @ 7:47 am

    • Most like this don’t last long, but they are precious.


      Comment by montucky — July 5, 2012 @ 9:43 pm

  8. It was a gorgeous moonrise, wasn’t it?
    I love the way the photo loads from top to bottom, saving the best – the reflection – for last!


    Comment by Kim — July 4, 2012 @ 8:01 am

    • It was! The last couple of nights have been extra pretty here!


      Comment by montucky — July 5, 2012 @ 9:44 pm

  9. Very pretty!!!


    Comment by dhphotosite — July 4, 2012 @ 8:48 am

  10. It is the full moon, isn’t it? We are getting lots of clouds, I haven’t seen it. The color of this moon, and the reflection is perfect. What a nice shot!


    Comment by sandy — July 4, 2012 @ 9:38 am

    • The color was interesting and fortunately the camera caught it.


      Comment by montucky — July 5, 2012 @ 9:46 pm

  11. Sooooo gorgeous and peaceful!


    Comment by allbymyself09 — July 4, 2012 @ 12:08 pm

    • I love living here in the country because it is exactly that.


      Comment by montucky — July 5, 2012 @ 9:47 pm

  12. Hi Montucky, Love that moonshine! Ha! No pun intended. : ) You have a wonderful photograph! Have the best Independence Day ever!


    Comment by wildlifewatcher — July 4, 2012 @ 1:22 pm

  13. Very nice Terry !!


    Comment by Bernie Kasper — July 4, 2012 @ 1:24 pm

  14. Just incredible. 🙂


    Comment by seekraz — July 4, 2012 @ 1:43 pm

  15. Andy Williams would approve.


    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — July 4, 2012 @ 2:12 pm

    • I think he would. A little late for an album cover though.


      Comment by montucky — July 5, 2012 @ 9:49 pm

  16. This photo is simply superb, wow !


    Comment by Inspired and pretty — July 4, 2012 @ 4:40 pm

    • Thank you. It’s nice when a clear night and a full moon coincide!


      Comment by montucky — July 5, 2012 @ 9:51 pm

  17. Beautiful!


    Comment by Debby — July 4, 2012 @ 4:57 pm

  18. Moon river…absolutely gorgeous! I’d frame this one and hang it in my family room, I love it that much!


    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — July 4, 2012 @ 5:38 pm

    • I’m glad I was able to catch it because it’s a scene I will like to remember.


      Comment by montucky — July 5, 2012 @ 9:52 pm

  19. I like that little cloud. When I look at it, I see a whale.


    Comment by jomegat — July 4, 2012 @ 8:11 pm

    • I can see the whale! I was very difficult getting that little cloud to come by at the right time.


      Comment by montucky — July 5, 2012 @ 9:53 pm

  20. I can almost hear Andy Williams singing Moon River. Wish I could remember what movie that was.


    Comment by New Hampshire Gardener — July 5, 2012 @ 6:44 am

  21. A beautiful moonrise. It rose here out of a “mountain” of clouds, and then was framed on both sides by fireworks! All the little towns along the bay have their shows before the big one, and I can see them all just by walking up one floor to the 4th level balcony. At one point, I could see the moon and seven fireworks shows!


    Comment by shoreacres — July 5, 2012 @ 7:31 am

    • I was up in the mountains last night and didn’t see ay fireworks. I had heard that the usual display in the nearest town was not held this year for lack of funds anyway. I remember one fourth I was driving ( I can’t remember now even where that was), but I was able to see some of the fireworks from several different small towns as I drove.


      Comment by montucky — July 5, 2012 @ 9:57 pm

  22. Splendid and mysterious. Love those grasses at the end of the shiny river.


    Comment by isathreadsoflife — July 5, 2012 @ 8:41 am

    • It took a couple of tries to get those grasses in focus! I’m glad you liked them!


      Comment by montucky — July 5, 2012 @ 9:58 pm

  23. Now that would be a nice scene to see from the back porch every night!



    Comment by knightofswords — July 5, 2012 @ 12:22 pm

    • It is nice: I see something like it quite often. The color that night was what really caught my attention.


      Comment by montucky — July 5, 2012 @ 9:59 pm

  24. “Moon River,” someone beat me to it. So peaceful. You have the best scenery ever,


    Comment by Candace — July 5, 2012 @ 7:10 pm

    • Yes, there is a lot of beauty in this part of the country. I’m sure you can understand how much I appreciate that water after all of my years in Arizona!


      Comment by montucky — July 5, 2012 @ 10:01 pm

  25. Exactly… nothing more needed to be said. Soooo serene and contemplative.


    Comment by kcjewel — July 5, 2012 @ 8:40 pm

  26. Such a peaceful, gentle summer night you’ve captured. Beautiful.


    Comment by farmhouse stories — July 5, 2012 @ 9:03 pm

  27. Perfect photo! I think that many have said it before, but so I am saying also.


    Comment by Sartenada — July 5, 2012 @ 10:35 pm

    • I liked the scene and also liked that the photo turned out exactly as I saw it.


      Comment by Montucky — July 6, 2012 @ 8:41 pm

  28. Magical and mysterious. Great photo.


    Comment by bentehaarstad — July 6, 2012 @ 1:04 pm

  29. pretty…nice shot


    Comment by skouba — July 7, 2012 @ 6:29 pm

  30. Absolutely breathtaking…WOW!


    Comment by Marcie — July 8, 2012 @ 1:42 pm

  31. WoW!!!


    Comment by Bo Mackison — July 9, 2012 @ 8:30 am

    • I had a fairly low confidence level in getting this shot, but I was pleased that the photos turned out to be exactly what I saw! Never hurts to try I guess.


      Comment by montucky — July 9, 2012 @ 9:02 pm

  32. I know it’s the moon, but your picture reminded me of the opening lines of Robert Service’s “The Cremation of Sam McGee”:

    There are strange things done in the midnight sun
    By the men who moil for gold….

    And there are strange things that we photographers do in moiling to make pictures.

    Steve Schwartzman


    Comment by Steve Schwartzman — July 10, 2012 @ 9:07 am

  33. Wow, Terry! This is amazing!


    Comment by Val — July 11, 2012 @ 3:34 pm

    • Thanks Val! Sometimes it pays to poke around just a bit after dark!


      Comment by montucky — July 11, 2012 @ 8:45 pm

  34. Reblogged this on Tiffany Christensen Weblog.


    Comment by 7sulolarestgrif1986 — September 20, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

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