Montana Outdoors

August 5, 2017

Enchanted River

Filed under: Sunsets — Tags: — montucky @ 11:32 am

Enchanted River

The smoke-filled skies now make the river look dull and dreary by day, but the coming of night brings with it an air of enchantment.

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  1. The smoke certainly adds a different element to the photo.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — August 5, 2017 @ 11:40 am

  2. Beautiful! Please tell us what camera you use.

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    Comment by Sharon Huff — August 5, 2017 @ 12:13 pm

    • Thanks Sharon. The camera for this photo was a Nikon D80 with an AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G lens.

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      Comment by montucky — August 5, 2017 @ 12:45 pm

  3. This is postcard worthy!

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    Comment by heartandsoul974 — August 5, 2017 @ 1:02 pm

  4. Unfortunate circumstances to provide the wonderful color of this picture, beautiful just the same.

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    Comment by Ron Mangels — August 5, 2017 @ 2:06 pm

    • The wildfires are inconvenient in our timeframe, but necessary to the forests and beneficial in Nature’s timeframe.

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      Comment by montucky — August 5, 2017 @ 7:56 pm

  5. Beautiful! It almost looks tropical!

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — August 5, 2017 @ 2:56 pm

    • It provides a different look to a familiar scene. Maybe it’s just how we look at it.

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      Comment by montucky — August 5, 2017 @ 7:57 pm

  6. This is beautifully framed. I suspect it would be just as beautiful without the smoke and haze spreading the color. The puffs of clouds at the top are a nice addition, too.

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    Comment by shoreacres — August 5, 2017 @ 3:15 pm

    • I think the clouds give a perspective to the somberness of the fire season. They will eventually bring the solution.

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      Comment by montucky — August 5, 2017 @ 7:58 pm

  7. So beautiful at night. It does almost look tropical (as another commenter said).

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    Comment by Vicki — August 5, 2017 @ 6:42 pm

    • There often can be great beauty in what we may otherwise see as chaos.

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      Comment by montucky — August 5, 2017 @ 8:01 pm

  8. Incredible shot .. and beautifully framed 😀

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    Comment by Julie@frogpondfarm — August 5, 2017 @ 11:23 pm

  9. Oh to be in a canoe on the river in such light …

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    Comment by Sally — August 6, 2017 @ 9:13 am

  10. Even though that smoke is from something so destructive, there’s still beauty to be found and you nailed it! Gorgeous photo.

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — August 6, 2017 @ 11:07 am

  11. Wow, that is truly magical!

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    Comment by Jo Woolf — August 6, 2017 @ 2:38 pm

    • There are many moods to that river. Evenings are the best.

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      Comment by montucky — August 6, 2017 @ 2:47 pm

  12. Wow…very nice…..

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    Comment by seekraz — August 7, 2017 @ 12:54 pm

    • The scene is the water between two sections of rapids just downstream from my house. (Fishing’s good there too!)

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      Comment by montucky — August 7, 2017 @ 9:04 pm

      • I could live there for a lifetime and it wouldn’t be long enough….what a treasure.

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        Comment by seekraz — August 27, 2017 @ 8:39 am

  13. I thought “tropical” right away, too. Forest fires make me sad but I understand what you say about the necessity. I still don’t like human caused ones, though.

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    Comment by Candace — August 8, 2017 @ 4:08 pm

    • Usually about 60% of Montana’s fires are human caused, but most this year have been caused by lightning from dry thunder storms.

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      Comment by montucky — August 8, 2017 @ 9:39 pm

  14. Beautiful image! Like the framing drawing your eye in!

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    Comment by Reed Andariese — August 8, 2017 @ 7:21 pm

    • That natural frame is what made me want to photograph the scene. Of course, around here it’s pretty easy to come by a frame of Ponderosa needles.

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      Comment by montucky — August 8, 2017 @ 9:41 pm

  15. I think that I cannot enough praise this photo. I really do love it.

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    Comment by Sartenada — August 16, 2017 @ 12:36 am

  16. Stunning photo.

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    Comment by Laura Elizabeth — August 27, 2017 @ 4:53 pm

    • There are a lot of scenes like that for those who get out to see them. It’s well worth spending time outdoors and there’s no price for admission. I wish more folks would take advantage of it. I think we’d all get along with each other better if we all got out to enjoy this beautiful world! It provides a much different perspective than all of those headlines.

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      Comment by montucky — August 27, 2017 @ 7:37 pm


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