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Wild Montana Skies by Corvidae65 Wild Montana Skies by Corvidae65

Shot last summer on one of my many forays into Big Sky Country.

Dedicated to :icontrippy4u:  I'd like for him to see the wild Montana Skies (and Wild South Dakota skies) one day.


Title and tunes--'Wild Montana Skies' by John Denver www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yBYYi…

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:iconmomotte2:
Momotte2 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Really wonderful ! :clap:
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LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:heart:
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:iconerene:
erene Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Wonderful photograph!
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
such stunning colors! and while you've broken the thirds rule :rofl: it works so dang well :clap::clap::clap:
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:iconwhitebook:
WhiteBook Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
ClapClapClap
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Nikki-vdp Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Gorgeous colours and very nice composition.
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:iconpirateladyinmaine:
pirateladyinmaine Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
top of the line work!
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Aussie-Blonde Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
this is postcard material.............its so prefect John:love:
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:icongallindz:
gallindz Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
THIS IS just gorgeous! Bring me there too! :D
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:iconmammothhunter:
mammothhunter Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW a Great shot... I don't see this much green in Arizona, only during the rainy season and thats only a few weeks long.
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
A great composition, John. Did you bring the horses with you?
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014

Thank you Alec :thanks:


No, the horses were ranch stock out to pasture. 

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:iconalecbell:
AlecBell Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
You owe them a drink!
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
SO very gorgeous!!! I love it, the colours, the composition! It all rocks! :la:
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Thank you Tea :thanks:
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:iconfrenchfox:
frenchfox Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
color contrast is really amazing! it does not disturb the peace of horses, apparently! :D
Lovely natural scene , John ! :thumbsup:
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014

Yes, the horses were quite content to graze while Mother Nature threw a fit behind them :D

Thank you Renard :thanks:

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Stroody Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant !
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Thank you Bob :thanks:
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:iconrobyridge:
RobyRidge Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing sky and colors!
Great capture!!!
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Thank you :)  A storm chase that didn't yield any storm shots but some landscapes instead.
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:iconrobyridge:
RobyRidge Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah - that happens at times. 

Maybe next time, just stay safe!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Photographer
pure and most wonderful John :clap:
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Thank you brother--that's most appreciated my friend :thanks:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional Photographer
:iconbowplz:
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:iconinobras:
inObrAS Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Wonderful shot, John! :clap:
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Thank you Andrey :thanks:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
So beautiful, its almost surreal :clap: :clap:
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Many thanks, Kris :ahoy:  I love that just-before-the-storm hits light! 
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:iconlostknightkg:
lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
oh yes I'd get rush from that ominous scene, cows on the other hand seem undisturbed :nod: most welcome :ahoy:
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Eowyn831 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful! :camera:
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Thank you Ann :heart:
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JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful big open space and great big playground for the horses,love hills that seem to roll away forever like they do here...excellent job brother! :relax:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014

Yup--it goes on and on and on and on and on and on...I should have invested in a box of mint cakes to entice the horses with--they sure had no interest in doing anything remotely interesting while I had the cam & tripod set up but as soon as I packed up to run from the storm they bucked and ran and nipped each other :ohmygod:


Oh well...


Thanks big time brother Jonathan! :highfive:

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JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Aye,always come prepared if you can and entice the buggers with a neat lil treat :hungry:
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Pinedrop Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
That is my kind of sky!  So heavy and not a speck of blue...
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
:nod:  I love a brooding sky too!  I was hoping yonder storm would deliver a few bolts of lightning but luck wasn't in abundance that day :shrug:   Thank you Tris :thanks:
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MarietteBerndsen Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Ww !   What more do you want to hear ?  :)
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
:aww:  Wow is quite nice even when heard backwards it sounds the same! :lol:  Thank you Mariette :thanks:
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moreMDM Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice shot!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Thank you :thanks:
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crazygardener Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
beautiful!!! 
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
:bow:  Thank you Dave :highfive:
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crazygardener Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
your so welcome 
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Carthaginian Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so beautiful! I love the way that this image seems to contradict itself. The beautiful green grass and the graceful horses just don't seem to be in place next to this foreboding sky! The dark grey sky somehow seems to fit in with the grass at the same time :XD: it's such a strange but beautiful picture! Definitely a favorite!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Very cool!  I'm glad you like the contrasts, Andrew :highfive:  Thanks for the great comments and I'm glad it's a favorite too :thumbsup:  We can get some incredible skies in the summer thunderstorm season and the strange light before one hits can be dramatic and make colors almost high-definition.  Thanks! :thanks:
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Carthaginian Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It definitely looks beautiful! :nod:
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
OH dear lord...what a freakin' outstanding photograph. It's like being right there...now I don't need to visit :lol: jk...
This has whetted my appetite. Maybe this summer I'll head west. Not only are the skies amazing in your home region...but that light is priceless.
As is  your friendship, John...my deepest thanks and gratitude for the dedication. I'm sincerely blown away :iconuaefaintplz:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014

:iconwoohooplz:  Glad you like it, Richard!  I don't know if you've ever been west so I thought you'd like to see some Big Sky Country.  Me and those horses came to an understanding--they would graze while I took pictures and when I wasn't taking pictures they would run and buck and nip each other :shrug:  Then, when the storm rolled in we all ran like hell! :sprint:


This is eastern Montana over near Glendive, Montana.  I don't get over to the western side where the mountains are.  If you should find yourself heading out this way drop me a note--I'd love to meet you and Merideth :nod:  As for me and New York--you keep showing me different sides of it and I may have to see this little town one day closer than the George Washington Bridge or the New Jersey Turnpike :lol:

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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
I've been west but only flew over these parts headed to Cali...but I don't think the route was this far north. But I can't remember, the trip was kinda foggy for me :iconbeerglompplz: :lol:
I want to pick up a new truck and drive to this area of the country. My current one, A Ford Explorer 4X4, is 14 years old. And although its still very reliable I wouldn't want to take the missus on a trip in which we break down in the middle of nowhere :lol:
Why do you only see if from those routes?
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