#519- Stormy Square Butte

2009-07-30



Hi everyone-

Thanks to all of you who emailed or commented on Facebook about my Dad. He is doing well. The hip replacement surgery went smoothly and the doctor said everything looked great. He rested fairly comforably throughout the afternoon and evening.

Today he started therapy and will continue learning to walk with the new hip today and tomorrow. He should go home on Saturday and then will continue therapy for several weeks a few days a week.

He was in good spirits and seemed to be doing quite well. Thanks again to everyone that asked about him, he was glad to hear from all of you.

Today's image was shot from a bluff south east of Fairfield, Montana called the Fairfield Bench. This was the first day of Bryan Allen's trip to Montana. He had come from some really warm weather to the low 70's and no humidity. Once we started driving toward Choteau we noticed these storms moving out of the mountains and across the prairie lands.

I figured this would be a good spot to shoot from so we headed in that direction. Well the temperature dropped to the low 60's and the wind was around 30mph gusts. It was quite a change....I said well Bryan, welcome to Montana!

There was cool images to be shot in any direction. This one was looking to the south at Square Butte, a local landmark that looked a bit ominous in the storm. I hope you enjoy...

Make sure you take the opportunity to check out all the other cool Skywatch Friday Blog posts starting at 2:30 today by clicking the link here:----> SKYWATCH FRIDAY

Have a great day!

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21 comments:

Barry Armer said...

Great shot Brian!

Glad to see you used the word "drama" in your label. I'm not sure a sky shot could be any more dramatic than this one! Great post-processing as usual!

Cheers!
Barry

Tranquility said...

Wow - what a sky! It looks like it's about to merge with the earth.

Vita Stunder said...

Truly gorgeous shot!!
I would like this picture hanging on my wall!

Have a great weekend!
Anna

Texas Travelers said...

I Like your Sky Watch
Great panoramic

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Sylvia K said...

So glad your Dad is doing ok! That's good news, I know.

And without a doubt this is one of the most dramatic shots I've seen in a long time! That's my Montana all right and you did yourself proud with this one!

Have a great week, Brian!
Sylvia

miss marple said...

So dramatic and GORGEOUS picture!!
Love it:)

Pearl Maple said...

Impresive view of the sky and panorama, thanks for sharing with us all in Sky Watch Friday.

erin said...

so enjoy your fine captures...and this is no exception.
have a wonderful weekend.

erin said...

so enjoy your fine captures...and this is no exception.
have a wonderful weekend.

Jane said...

Wow, thats one rainstorm there. Glad to hear your dad is okay, have a great weekend:)

Linda said...

Wonderful, dramatic shot!!

Babooshka said...

That is a pretty amazing image, both composition and light.

Dan said...

Great picture! And dramatic it is...Very nice shot

Klaus said...

As always a pleasure, Brian!
Cheers, Klaus

J Bar said...

Dramatic sky.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Sarah said...

Holy Moly!!S

Arija said...

As I look at that picture, I hear a camped Indian tribe singing on the plain, some sort of welcoming rainchant with a steady drum-beat, a melodic repetition of some refrain I cannot quite catch ...with just male voices.
A most inspiring shot.

Julie said...

This image really took my breath away... fantastic!

Melusine said...

Stunning image!
Hard to take my eyes from it...

Light and Voices said...

This is a very dramatic image.
Joyce M

Tammie Lee said...

this dramatic image is gorgeous!

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