Montana Outdoors

October 10, 2013

Cloud-filtered light

Cloud-filtered light on the trail

Right at the level on the trail where the clouds meet the sun.

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  1. So pretty, a cathedral of sorts.

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    Comment by Homestead Ramblings — October 10, 2013 @ 12:44 pm

  2. “Where the clouds meet the sun.” Absolutely beautiful. Love that trail …

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    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — October 10, 2013 @ 12:45 pm

    • When I left home the mountain top was hidden by clouds. I guessed that the mountain top itself was in the sun. This was the place where the trail climbed above the clouds. A small piece of cloud drifted through the scene as I passed by.

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      Comment by montucky — October 10, 2013 @ 1:03 pm

  3. This is so beautiful – I can almost smell the pines. Stunning photo!

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    Comment by Jo Woolf — October 10, 2013 @ 12:48 pm

  4. Wow! You had the right timing for that picture!

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — October 10, 2013 @ 12:51 pm

    • Exactly. I first saw the scene like that, but before I got the camera into action the whiff of cloud had passed. I waited and luckily another came along.

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      Comment by montucky — October 10, 2013 @ 1:06 pm

  5. Perfect with the streams of light!

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    Comment by Debby — October 10, 2013 @ 1:01 pm

    • That isn’t a very frequent sight, but I love it when it’s there!

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      Comment by montucky — October 10, 2013 @ 1:07 pm

  6. I LOVE this image! Great capture.

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    Comment by mikemcmurray — October 10, 2013 @ 1:17 pm

  7. Thursday Oct 10 2013
    I would love a calendar made up of your shots, especially the one today. You have a wonderful eye for nature’s beauty.

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    Comment by Jean — October 10, 2013 @ 1:23 pm

  8. Beautiful, it breaks my heart that I can’t walk down that trail but I’m grateful that you captured it for us

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    Comment by Mike Howe — October 10, 2013 @ 2:17 pm

    • I wish that you could walk that trail, Mike. I would like to see your reaction to it.

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      Comment by montucky — October 10, 2013 @ 7:59 pm

  9. That was really a nice path for walking. Lovely light!

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    Comment by bentehaarstad — October 10, 2013 @ 2:56 pm

    • That trail was created to enable people and supplies to be taken to a fire lookout nearly a century ago. I hike on it often.

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      Comment by montucky — October 10, 2013 @ 8:00 pm

  10. Stunning!

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    Comment by Roberta — October 10, 2013 @ 3:16 pm

  11. Stunning. It’s easy to see streams of light through the trees, but actually quite hard to capture it in a photo.
    Well done.

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    Comment by Victoria — October 10, 2013 @ 4:25 pm

    • The mist was part of a cloud drifting across the forest. I missed the first opportunity for a photo and luckily had a second chance. It took a quick shot.

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      Comment by montucky — October 10, 2013 @ 8:02 pm

  12. Love it, wish it would stop raining this weekend so we could get out.
    ANna
    http://www.akginspiration.com

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    Comment by Anna — October 10, 2013 @ 4:39 pm

    • We’ve had much of the same lately. If the rain isn’t too heavy, I go anyway, or go higher, where it is snow instead of rain.

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      Comment by montucky — October 10, 2013 @ 8:06 pm

  13. Itยดs almost a magic athmosphere over this photo … Very beautiful ! … // Maria ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Comment by mariayarri — October 10, 2013 @ 4:43 pm

    • There is always magic when there is mist in the forest, especially if the mist is a cloud passing through. I love to see times like that!

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      Comment by montucky — October 10, 2013 @ 8:07 pm

  14. Kevin needs this pearson’s job…just wandering around western montana posting pictures.

    Sent from my iPad

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    Comment by Marcia — October 10, 2013 @ 7:44 pm

  15. Beautiful!

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    Comment by aarontheisen — October 10, 2013 @ 10:17 pm

  16. Perfect photo. I could easily imagine that You present a scenery from some fairytales.

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    Comment by Sartenada — October 10, 2013 @ 11:13 pm

    • That scene does have a fairytale aura about it, doesn’t it.

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      Comment by montucky — October 11, 2013 @ 9:58 am

  17. Beautiful. It’s not as easy to get a shot of this as it looks.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Gardener — October 11, 2013 @ 5:11 am

    • Seems that the settings that I leave on the camera work fairly well, but there’s a lot of luck too.

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      Comment by montucky — October 11, 2013 @ 9:59 am

  18. We have nice ground fog from time to time, but I’ve never imagined that there is a place where the clouds and the land interact in this way. It’s a beautiful photograph of a true meeting of heaven and earth!

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    Comment by shoreacres — October 11, 2013 @ 6:28 am

    • I go to a high mountain every time I think the conditions are right. What I find is amazing; never disappointed.

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      Comment by montucky — October 11, 2013 @ 9:59 am

  19. so very beautiful and inviting

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    Comment by Tammie — October 11, 2013 @ 9:27 am

    • That part of the trail is very inviting. At the top, above the trees the views are wonderful but the trail is all rocks.

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      Comment by montucky — October 11, 2013 @ 10:00 am

  20. It really is like a cathedral, it’s not often you can get the rays so perfectly like that. Beautiful!

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    Comment by Candace — October 11, 2013 @ 9:52 pm

    • Yes, quite rare inside the forest. The right place at the right time!

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      Comment by montucky — October 12, 2013 @ 8:20 am

  21. Now that is a place I could stay for a very long time just soaking up the beauty of it all. Absolutely ethereal; what a special capture!

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — October 12, 2013 @ 8:25 am

    • That’s part of the allure of the mountain trails. I love encountering scenes like that.

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      Comment by montucky — October 12, 2013 @ 8:30 am

  22. Very beautiful!

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    Comment by bearyweather — October 13, 2013 @ 8:22 am

  23. Terry,

    This a superb capture my friend. I’d love to buy a print and get it framed for my office. Shoot me an email.

    Jeff

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    Comment by Jeff Lynch — October 18, 2013 @ 8:49 pm

  24. It’s so beautiful and beautifully captured ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Comment by Inspired and pretty — October 18, 2013 @ 9:25 pm

  25. This is a lovely image – I like the play of light through the trees: well made.

    David.

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    Comment by David A Lockwood — October 19, 2013 @ 9:46 am

    • Thanks David! It was very lucky to see that instant when the light was just right.

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      Comment by montucky — October 20, 2013 @ 8:22 pm

  26. Fantastic shot, Montucky!

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    Comment by Watching Seasons — October 21, 2013 @ 10:02 pm

    • Thanks. I need to spend more time on that trail before winter closes the road to it. It’s a gorgeous place!

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      Comment by montucky — October 21, 2013 @ 10:40 pm


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