Montana Outdoors

February 1, 2016

Snow storm moving in from the southwest

Filed under: Winter — Tags: — montucky @ 10:14 pm

Snow storm moving in from the southwest

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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 2, 2015

Morning arrived through a window of winter clouds

Filed under: Clouds, Winter — Tags: , , — montucky @ 9:44 pm

Through a window of winter clouds

It was that kind of day.

January 23, 2015

Cliff ice along the Flathead River

Montana Highway 200 follows the Flathead River for the last 20 miles of the river before it flows into the Clark Fork River and in that 20 miles there is a stretch of about a half mile where a cliff used to run right up to the river. When I was a kid the old highway in that area had been constructed over a steep and winding path that went up, over and around the cliff. Later, the cliff was blasted out to allow the road to be rebuilt flat and straight, right along the bank of the river. The new cliff face now has numerous seeps from it which freeze in winter, making some attractive ice formations. The vertical lines visible in the ice in these photos are the old drill holes that were filled with explosive charges to blast the rock away. Ice has decorated the holes and in many places, water flows down through the holes and behind the ice.

Cliff ice along the Flathead River

Cliff ice along the Flathead River

Cliff ice along the Flathead River

Cliff ice along the Flathead River

Cliff ice along the Flathead River

Cliff ice along the Flathead River

Cliff ice along the Flathead River

Cliff ice along the Flathead River

Cliff ice along the Flathead River

Cliff ice along the Flathead River

A blue mountain day

Filed under: Mission Mountains, Winter — Tags: , , — montucky @ 10:16 am

Mission Mountains

Photo of the Mission Mountains taken from the Ninepipes National Wildlife Refuge in the Mission Valley.

January 18, 2015

River ice

Filed under: Flathead river, Winter — Tags: , , — montucky @ 9:24 pm

This time of the year ice builds up along many of the western Montana rivers. So far this year it is less than in many years. Following are a few photos of ice along the Flathead River a few miles from where it enters the Clark Fork of the Columbia, about 110 miles south-southwest of Glacier National Park. In more severe years, the ice in this place covers the entire river and piles up on itself.

Ice on the lower Flathead River

Ice on the lower Flathead River

Ice on the lower Flathead River

Ice on the lower Flathead River

Ice on the lower Flathead River

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