Montana Outdoors

February 2, 2017

Cold again

Filed under: Trees, Winter — Tags: — montucky @ 1:38 pm

Today we are experiencing the seventh or eighth influx of cold Arctic air of this winter into western Montana, the most that I can recall ever seeing. This morning the beauty of it seemed greatest in the trees. These photos were taken at -6º (F).

-6º (F)

-6º (F)

-6º (F)

-6º (F)


January 6, 2017


Filed under: Trees — Tags: , — montucky @ 12:25 pm

As a counterbalance to arrogance, in yourself or in others, just look up at the trees.


This tall pine is easily more than two hundred years older than we are.

January 7, 2016

White on white

Filed under: Trees, Winter — Tags: , , , — montucky @ 10:12 pm

Today on a trip to get supplies, I encountered a section on the hills to the south of Flathead Lake where the trees were covered with a combination of snow and hoarfrost. The trees were white, the ground was white and the sky was white so there wasn’t much contrast, but the trees were beautiful and so I tried a few photos along a little road that left the highway and headed back into the reservation. I couldn’t drive the road today so I just hiked back in a ways. The road is very inviting and so on a sunny day I’ll go back in further with the Jeep and perhaps do better.

Snowy tree

Snowy trees

Snowy tree

Snowy tree

Snowy trees

Snowy tree

Snowy tree

Snowy tree

December 21, 2015

Did you ever wonder…

Filed under: Trees, Winter — Tags: , , — montucky @ 11:08 pm

Nearly 10PM, snowing heavily, no moon, four inches of new snow on the ground and trees… can you get a photo? Well, worth a try!

At night in the snow

– Ambient light except for a ray from the yard light on the far right side of the tree

– Tripod, parka, umbrella, boots

– 1.6 second exposure

– f/3.5

– ISO6400

December 26, 2014

Large and small

Filed under: Trees, Winter — Tags: , , , , , — montucky @ 9:11 pm

Baby fir

Very young fir

Adult Douglas Fir

Mature Douglas Fir

Baby pine

Young Ponderosa Pine

Adult Larch

Mature Larch, sleeping through the winter

(Thought I’d get these out of my system before the real snow comes later in the week.)

December 7, 2014

Winter fog

Filed under: Fog, Trees, Winter — Tags: , — montucky @ 11:30 pm

Winter fog

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