Monday, June 22, 2009

The Bighorn Mountains: West Tensleep Lake - SkyWatch Friday

While birding I always look for places that will be good for photography. When I arrived at West Tensleep Lake I knew it would be good. It took over a week to get a sky that wasn't just gray and I never got the type of sunset I wanted but I did have one that turned out to be interesting.

This shot was taken at 7:35 pm.
This shot was taken at 7:55 pm.
This shot was taken at 8:16 pm.

This shot was taken at 8:21 pm.

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34 comments:

Ebie said...

This is so pretty! The pink skies in transition is just as lovely as the waters! Great photos!

Kelly said...

...interesting to watch the clouds and fog creep in over time as night settled.

Sarah said...

Now that is so beautiful. I can feel the cool mountain air!S

Sanna said...

Beautiful photos with beautiful colours! =)

Erin said...

a very beautiful series...love the start and the end.
have a wonderful weekend.

Tranquility said...

Those are beautiful - and the water is so still! Each shot shows such a perfect reflection.

Bradley Myers said...

What a fantastic location, it is a place I would enjoy.

Sylvia K said...

Raised my family in Montana and your fantastic shots brought back lots of memories! Marvelous transition as the night moved in!

Happy SWF!

Jeri said...

Gorgeous photos, I love the way you presented them. It is amazing the changes that take place in a matter of just a few minutes.

Pearl Maple said...

Magical series of photos for Sky Watch Friday, you did choose your spot well.

P-TER said...

Great ! ! !
Beuatiful reflection
and pictures.
Gr.
P-TER

James said...

These are really nice the water is like a mirror for the beautiful sky.

Dagrun said...

Interesting development, you must be very patient but I gues that goes without saying for a bird watcher. Beautiful reflections.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

What an interesting progression of shots. Well done!

Vita Stunder said...

Stunning collection of beauty!
Amazing colours!

Have a great weekend :)
Anna

ascu75 aka Don said...

Where did the sky go ???? nicE set of shots XXX Don

Nikki said...

Gorgeous! I love how the fog slowly crept in. I love watching how fast the sky changes.

My Skywatch is here

J Bar said...

Awesome scenery.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Beautiful sky shots. The colors are gorgeous. I like the time stamps.

Wren said...

Incredible series, Eric. Lovely with the reflections and all very well composed and executed.

SandyCarlson said...

That is very, very pretty. "Tensleep" is an evocative name.

srp said...

Isn't it interesting that it seemed to get lighter as time passed. Beautiful pictures.

Karen said...

Beautiful sunset . I love the reflections of it in the lake...

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful photos of a lovely scene.

magiceye said...

wondrous images!

JOE TODD said...

Always like sky reflections Thanks

msdewberry said...

Great shots. I love the reflections on the water.

dAwN said...

Wow! Gorgeous serene reflective shots! Definitely worth a nice frame!

Ulrika K said...

That is so so beautiful! Absolutely stunning.

Stacie said...

Beautiful pictures. I love the reflections on the water.

PRKL!!!! said...

Great scenery, lovely reflection not bad with the photo either.

Gretchen said...

Beautiful series!

T and S said...

The landscape reflections in each of these images is incredible. Beautiful series...Thomas

Judy said...

I love the way the light has changed in each of these photos!! I never would have thought of a sequence like this!!