Montana Outdoors

December 28, 2014

Midnight snowstorm

Filed under: Winter — Tags: , , — montucky @ 2:01 am

Midnight snowstorm

(At 1/25 sec)

Midnight snowstorm

(At 1/2 sec)

Midnight snowstorm

Just some old outbuildings: brought to you from the Center for the Easily Amused.

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  1. Excellent photos! I hope you didn’t freeze to death trying to get them! I will join your Center for the Easily Amused! 🙂

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    Comment by Jo Woolf — December 28, 2014 @ 2:30 am

    • I was so engrossed with watching the snow that I don’t recall it being cold. I think the Center could have a lot of members!

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      Comment by montucky — December 28, 2014 @ 10:47 pm

  2. Looks like pics from a fairy tale! Love them! 🙂

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    Comment by Jane — December 28, 2014 @ 3:08 am

    • When the weather is doing something rather interesting I just have to get out and try doing something. Last night I tried getting some pictures.

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      Comment by montucky — December 28, 2014 @ 10:48 pm

  3. Plenty of snow.

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    Comment by Malcolm R. Campbell — December 28, 2014 @ 8:14 am

    • It was not as much as I had hoped, but over a foot fell in the mountains around and further north there was a lot more.

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      Comment by montucky — December 28, 2014 @ 10:50 pm

  4. Fascinating shots!

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    Comment by centralohionature — December 28, 2014 @ 8:55 am

    • I thought it would be worth trying a few shots. Thank Goodness for digital!

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      Comment by montucky — December 28, 2014 @ 10:50 pm

  5. Well, I’d love to be a member of the “Center for the Easily Amused.” Are there photography classes there? 😉 Because I need some.

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — December 28, 2014 @ 9:01 am

    • I don’t think that any of us at the Center are much at photography, but we all try and once in awhile something works out. The fun is in trying and figuring out what wa done wrong.

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      Comment by montucky — December 28, 2014 @ 10:52 pm

  6. That looks like the kind of snow that will stick to the trees and make for a beautiful landscape when the sun comes up.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — December 28, 2014 @ 9:12 am

    • The trees were pretty well decorated this morning and were shedding snow all day. Not much melted and there are three days of very cold weather coming up.

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      Comment by montucky — December 28, 2014 @ 10:53 pm

  7. Beautiful shots! You captured perfectly the beauty of the storm ❤

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    Comment by Lucy — December 28, 2014 @ 9:16 am

    • I was surprised at how well the camera did capture the scene. I had to convert the photos to black and white though because part of the lighting came from a big yard light that we have and it is a mercury-vapor light, giving the light an orange tint.

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      Comment by montucky — December 28, 2014 @ 10:56 pm

  8. These are so evocative, I can feel the cold. That first one is gorgeous, perfect for a holiday card. 🙂

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    Comment by Where God Takes Me — December 28, 2014 @ 11:32 am

  9. Those are great pics! What a difference the settings make. You’ve managed to turn that snow into rain just by adjusting the settings.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — December 28, 2014 @ 2:13 pm

    • Shutter speed does a whole lot of things, doesn’t it. In the first one I used the flash, but in the others the slow speed made a natural exposure possible.

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      Comment by montucky — December 28, 2014 @ 11:00 pm

  10. Nice imagery in these photos. Makes one feel as if they are right at the old homestead. Thanks for sharing these!

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    Comment by WildBill — December 28, 2014 @ 3:09 pm

    • There is a little history in this place. The relatives who built those buildings have been gone for many years now, but preserving the place keeps their memory fresh.

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      Comment by montucky — December 28, 2014 @ 11:02 pm

  11. What a cool home! It’s a place I have only dreamed about 🙂

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    Comment by 2ndhalfolife — December 28, 2014 @ 4:57 pm

    • When I was a child, this was where an aunt and uncle lived and where I spent a lot of happy days. I love the memories and the history of it and was very happy when we acquired the property.

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      Comment by montucky — December 28, 2014 @ 11:04 pm

  12. Very nice!! Especially like the 1/25 one. I hope you will keep your new Center open for a l o n g time! hugs & Happy 2015

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    Comment by Anonymous — December 28, 2014 @ 5:46 pm

    • Thank you! You are very kind. Yes, I hope the Center will be around for a long time too.

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      Comment by montucky — December 28, 2014 @ 11:05 pm

  13. It takes a lot of skill to capture a snowstorm using black & white, but when it is done well the results are amazing…Congratulations on a truly amazing job.

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    Comment by Charlie@Seattle Trekker.com — December 28, 2014 @ 11:08 pm

    • Thank you Charlie! The blessing of digital is that it costs nothing to try and results can be seen quickly.

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      Comment by montucky — December 29, 2014 @ 4:47 pm

  14. The photos are glorious. Please tell me you used a tripod. I’ve found that when I’m zooming in, or messing with slow shutter speeds, I might as well have Parkinson’s! We don’t have any snow, but we have cold (43F), fog, drizzle and rain. It’s not as good as snow, but we’ll take what we can get. That’s one of the fine qualities of the Easily Amused, I think — a willingness to take what’s offered and not pine away for something else!

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    Comment by shoreacres — December 29, 2014 @ 10:54 am

    • Actually, these were hand held. At 1/25 or faster I can usually do fairly well but the last two were mistakes: I didn’t have the flash set and the camera gave me long exposures. I was very surprised to see that they turned out anyway.

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      Comment by montucky — December 29, 2014 @ 4:53 pm

  15. Great photos, Terry. I’m amazed at how much contrast can be revealed at midnight. Very effective black and white photos.

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    Comment by Vicki — December 29, 2014 @ 5:05 pm

    • From time to time I try a night photo. It’s something to be explored I think. I’ve seen many beautiful night shots but have never spent much time working on it.

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      Comment by montucky — December 29, 2014 @ 8:54 pm

  16. The first one looks 3D with the WordPress snow coming in over it.

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    Comment by Candace — December 30, 2014 @ 9:21 pm

    • The WordPress snow makes it look just about like what I saw.

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      Comment by montucky — December 30, 2014 @ 9:26 pm

  17. Excellent set of photos! We have real winter now and we wait that the Lake Saimaa will be frozen enough that we can start walking on its ice!

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    Comment by Sartenada — January 1, 2015 @ 1:11 am

    • Thanks! It must be a real pleasure to walk on that lake! Our lakes freeze over too, and people fish through the ice and sometimes skate, but nowhere near here is there a trail or path across a lake for just the fun of walking there.

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      Comment by montucky — January 1, 2015 @ 8:08 pm

  18. A lovely vintage feel to these … we should all be so easily amused … life offers us ongoing opportunities.:)

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    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — January 1, 2015 @ 7:26 am


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