Montana Outdoors

October 29, 2014


Filed under: Sunrise — montucky @ 7:00 pm

October sunrise

October sunrise

October sunrise



  1. What absolutely stunning colors. Beautiful transformation in the light …


    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — October 29, 2014 @ 7:07 pm

    • I missed a gorgeous morning sky yesterday. Today I was a little better prepared.


      Comment by montucky — October 29, 2014 @ 7:32 pm

  2. Beautiful.


    Comment by Malcolm R. Campbell — October 29, 2014 @ 7:19 pm

    • Thanks Malcolm. The weather fronts present some interesting scenes as they pass through. We are starting to get winter weather fronts now.


      Comment by montucky — October 29, 2014 @ 7:33 pm

  3. An amazing series of pictures Terry. The colors are almost other worldly. Thanks for sharing. While leaving from work last night the setting sun and sky were providing a beautiful scene but 5 minutes later it was all gone. You were at the right place at the right time. Take care


    Comment by Ron Mangels — October 29, 2014 @ 7:36 pm

    • Hi Ron! Yes, dawn and dusk scenes don’t last very long. It takes luck to catch them with a camera. That and spending a lot of your time outdoors!


      Comment by montucky — October 29, 2014 @ 7:43 pm

  4. You caught the door to heaven opening up! Gorgeous!

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    Comment by bearyweather — October 29, 2014 @ 7:51 pm

    • Thanks! Isn’t it funny how you can just be walking along and suddenly a photo appears!


      Comment by montucky — October 29, 2014 @ 7:57 pm

  5. Glorious! I agree with bearyweather, you did indeed catch the door to heaven opening up 🙂 And heaven was also represented on earth in these photos!


    Comment by Christine Hendler — October 29, 2014 @ 8:30 pm

    • This planet that gives us life is a magnificent place, isn’t it! I wish everyone could see it like it really is!

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      Comment by montucky — October 29, 2014 @ 8:44 pm

  6. Your comment about the fronts providing opportunities is so true. We’ve had clear blue skies for days, and unless you catch the pink and blue of the Belt of Venus in the morning, there’s not much interesting.When the clouds begin to roil, it’s a different thing. I especially like the second, with the framing of the leaves.


    Comment by shoreacres — October 29, 2014 @ 9:12 pm

    • I love the changes of weather and especially weather that is normally considered “inclement”. It can be magnificent. I like to photograph it, but wish I could convey the “feel” of it as well.


      Comment by montucky — October 29, 2014 @ 9:25 pm

  7. That light and the reflections are superb.


    Comment by Candace — October 29, 2014 @ 10:24 pm

    • The right place at the right time, and with a camera too!


      Comment by montucky — October 29, 2014 @ 10:28 pm

  8. Absolutely gorgeous! What a place…Thanks for sharing! You are very lucky to have been there just at the right moment!


    Comment by Lucy — October 30, 2014 @ 2:59 am

    • Sometimes it seems that the sky and the countryside are sharing a secret with us, if we are there to see it.

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      Comment by montucky — October 31, 2014 @ 6:59 pm

  9. That’s so pretty!


    Comment by niteflyrwomanAmanda — October 30, 2014 @ 3:45 am

  10. Fantastic Montucky.


    Comment by bentehaarstad — October 30, 2014 @ 4:03 am

  11. Beautiful. I love watching the mist rising off the hills like that.


    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — October 30, 2014 @ 6:09 am

  12. Just glorious! The light, the reflections, the framing the trees make on the photos, everything adds up to some spectacular photos. Thank you for sharing these with us!


    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — October 30, 2014 @ 11:24 am

    • Amazing, isn’t it, all of the elements that Nature sometimes uses to compose a scene.


      Comment by montucky — October 31, 2014 @ 7:04 pm

  13. Wow, beautiful! Almost like an oil painting. I can imagine how difficult the exposure might have been. What a spectacular landscape.


    Comment by Jo Woolf — October 30, 2014 @ 12:06 pm

  14. These photos are only possible in Montana!


    Comment by wordsfromanneli — October 30, 2014 @ 3:15 pm

  15. I just love your scenes of Montana. Such incredibly beautiful country. I’d love to visit! 🙂


    Comment by Jane — October 30, 2014 @ 6:39 pm

    • It is often a beautiful place. The key to seeing it is to be outdoors every possible second.

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      Comment by montucky — October 31, 2014 @ 7:07 pm

  16. Amazing


    Comment by 2ndhalfolife — October 30, 2014 @ 7:02 pm

  17. Stunning, Terry, especially the third image with the sun-tipped grasses in the foreground.


    Comment by Vicki — October 31, 2014 @ 1:40 am

    • Don’t you wish that we could control light in those ways?


      Comment by montucky — October 31, 2014 @ 7:12 pm

  18. I will start with “beautiful” and go no further. Thank you, Terry…


    Comment by seekraz — October 31, 2014 @ 7:17 am

  19. Wow, that just takes your breath.


    Comment by Charlie@Seattle Trekker — October 31, 2014 @ 3:16 pm

  20. Yay, sunrise! What would you say the temperature was?


    Comment by Steve Schwartzman — October 31, 2014 @ 8:12 pm

    • As I recall, in the high 20’s.


      Comment by montucky — October 31, 2014 @ 8:25 pm

      • Ah, apparently not low enough or sustained enough for the water to freeze. Can we expect to see a follow-up picture in a few months showing the river frozen?


        Comment by Steve Schwartzman — October 31, 2014 @ 8:51 pm

        • No, it is not cold enough for that this early in the winter. This part of the river has far too much current flow to freeze over, but in about February, enough big ice cakes will break loose from the Flathead River (which flows into it ) to make an ice jam at the big bend in the river and cover it from bank to bank. That usually takes several weeks of sub-zero temperatures. This year I will be able to get out and photograph that if it happens as well as some of the ice jams up stream on the Flathead. They are awesome!


          Comment by montucky — October 31, 2014 @ 8:59 pm

  21. Beautiful images. Lovely clouds and light.

    Do you have any recommendations for hiking tents and backpacks? Especially tents. Easily set up and durable. Two people. Not too heavy.

    Have a great weekend,



    Comment by Boyd Greene Fine Art — November 1, 2014 @ 8:20 am

    • Hi Boyd! No, I really know little about the tent situation. I seldom backpack and the few times that I do now I use a Kelty 9X9 foot rain fly (because it weighs only 1.5 lbs) that I can set up in several configurations. I have several daypacks, my favorite being a military assault pack. It all depends on what all you carry with you and whether you are out for the day or longer. I plan to do a few longer trips next summer and will want a larger capacity pack, but haven’t started looking at them yet.

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      Comment by montucky — November 1, 2014 @ 9:51 pm

  22. Now that’s a helluva way to start the day! Fantastic!


    Comment by twoscamps — November 3, 2014 @ 11:46 am

    • It sure was. After that morning it has been wet with dark clouds, but we really needed the rain to soak down to the tree roots before winter.


      Comment by montucky — November 3, 2014 @ 8:22 pm

  23. Wow!

    That first shot is absolutely spectacular – it has a surreal quality, like a painting.

    Nice work Terry, you did really well to capture that scene and do it justice.


    Comment by Finn Holding — November 3, 2014 @ 12:41 pm

    • Thanks Finn! The mountains help create some lovely scenes if you’re lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time.


      Comment by montucky — November 3, 2014 @ 8:24 pm

  24. Hi Montucky, Looks like you struck gold! Beautiful! Have a fantastic Thursday tomorrow.


    Comment by wildlifewatcher — November 5, 2014 @ 1:19 pm

  25. You have had magical touch when shooting these photos. Did I enjoy them? Yes!


    Comment by Sartenada — November 6, 2014 @ 4:34 am

  26. my goodness these are so very beautiful!


    Comment by Tammie — November 9, 2014 @ 9:30 am

    • Thanks Tammie. That was quite unusual; I am glad I was able to see it.


      Comment by montucky — November 9, 2014 @ 9:49 am

  27. Heavenly!


    Comment by WildBill — November 9, 2014 @ 11:19 am

  28. Very nice. Like the colorful image going into the moody darker areas. Very powerful and dramatic. Pulls your eye in. A treat for your eyes!


    Comment by Reed Andariese — November 12, 2014 @ 8:14 pm

    • Thanks Reed! It was a bit of a surprise to me that the photos seem moody but the morning wasn’t.


      Comment by montucky — November 12, 2014 @ 8:43 pm

  29. The orples and I love your blog. Let us know if you want to come out and play. You can read through the various topics posted thus far if you like to see what we’re up to. 🙂 In the meantime, thank you for sharing your photography skills, with all of the breathtaking beauty the West has to offer. 🙂 One day —the good Lord willing, and the creek don’t rise—I hope to saddle up, and enjoy that beauty in person. Your photos truly are exquisite.


    Comment by orples — November 15, 2014 @ 11:26 am

    • I have been enjoying the orples and really like the creativeness of your blog. I hope that some time you will be able to come out this way and see this part of the country in person. And bring your saddle!

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      Comment by montucky — November 16, 2014 @ 8:50 pm

      • Thank you. The orples and I would love to play in your photos. If you’d like to join the fun, let me know. I’ll add your name to the list, and link back to the source when I use your material. I would love to ride out West, although I no longer own a saddle, or a horse—boo hoo. But I can rent one, if ever I get out that way. 🙂 A week on a Dude ranch is on my ‘bucket list’. 🙂


        Comment by orples — November 16, 2014 @ 8:58 pm

  30. Beautiful photos Montucky….every one of them!


    Comment by Mary Strong-Spaid — December 12, 2014 @ 12:05 am

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  32. I can’t get over how great this looks!


    Comment by mypersonalteenlife — October 8, 2015 @ 6:27 am

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