Golden sunset light turns the grasses, cabin, mountains and rocks a magical color as the day ends. This special color of light is due to the sun setting and also the smoke and haze from nearby Idaho wildfires.
Shot with 24mm tilt-shift lens to prevent lens distortion.
Please view as big as you can for full effect. This ranch house has no road to it. One must cross here with your car or there is a wooden plank over the stream on the right side that can be walked across (if you are confident in your balance).
Horseshoe Bend, Montana style.
Burst of Light
Dawn in Montana. This rustic cabin caught my attention.
Lonely Rustic Cabin
My first photo of a group that I will share here. This is from Montana, the Madison River Valley. Please enjoy your visit to Big Sky Ranchland! :)
I also have a color version which I've added to the Daily Gallery too for your comparison and enjoyment.
Burst of Light
After being in haze and smoke for the day, a few minutes of brilliant sunshine lit up the valley and this tiny cabin. I had just about given up on any good light. Then this bold, dramatic and beautiful sunset came through. In the north valley, the clouds were too thick, never clearing out. This makes for a naturally high-contrast picture.
Lonely with only cows for neighbors
Another shot of this beloved rustic cabin. The direct sunlight his the cabin just right. It was a great sight to behold.
Alone in the Valley, this cabin looks north as the sunset nears. Green and yellow grasses surround everything, even extending up the distant Madison Range mountains.
A good day in Montana can be the best day of the year for a visitor. This day was wonderful for me, as a photographer and visitor: great clouds and blue sky that goes on forever!
Fire in the Sky
Another day in southwest Montana and another gorgeous sunrise to share. This little cabin is a favorite of mine and I photograph it whenever I visit Big Sky Country. That is an outhouse on the left. This is about as rustic as it gets in the 21st century.