Eastern Montana is a transition zone where the prairie breaks into pine covered hills and ultimately the Rockie mountains rise from the hills. Much of this part of the state are dryer do to the rain shadow cast by the mountains in the west. This is a land of the cattle ranchers. Some dry land farming occurs in those areas with sufficient rain. Most of these areas receive less than 30 cm of rain. The climate is harsh with winter temps to minus 40 and summer temps to plus 45. The temperatures can vary widely in one day going from minus 40 to plus 20. These temperature changes are the most variable in the world.
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dta (80156) 2013-07-29 7:17
Ciao Giovanni ,
The composition is quite simple , but the row of pine trees is very photogenic , especially with this gorgeous sky in the BG .
sabermonajati (11317) 2013-07-29 7:52
nice hill with amazing cloudy sky you captured.
speedymanu (3701) 2013-07-29 8:59
an iconic composition with these towering pines and that patch of endless sky. A very effective bit of that Big Sky Country where wide open virgin spaces seem to still be waiting to be discovered.
williewhistler (16404) 2013-07-29 9:18
I`m a bit of a fan for outline trees,so I enjoy this a lot,the individual shapes of the pines create a most emotive image against that lovely sky.
A nice informative note .
Best regards Les.
EstudioChispa (2178) 2013-07-29 9:27
I salute the minimalist composition! Good art can provide the viewer with a portal into his/her own mind, and simple composition takes the viewer quickly to the question: what do these elements mean to me? From there, the mind can open up, and open inward, for introspection on trees, clouds, and hills.
Brilliant work, Gio!
jemaflor (100107) 2013-07-29 11:04
Pleasant effect with this sky and these clouds, perfect contrast and brightness, tfs.
Oceania (5202) 2013-07-29 12:13
The blue sky, the white clouds, the green trees...It is a very picturesque place for sure.
carlo62 (52050) 2013-07-29 15:33
una foto semplice e bella, con elementi belli e con colori contrastanti.
Le nuvole creano un interesse maggiore alla vista, ma tutto il resto è composto in modo eccellente.
bukitgolfb301 (43578) 2013-07-29 17:44
Hi dear Giovanni
So stunning and comfortable image for great landscape.
Vivid color contrast / touch is so nice to see.
Very well considerd composition is wonderful as usual,
Thanks a lot and have a good day! Takero
marabu61 (11189) 2013-07-31 5:00
a simple and classic composition of pines on a ridge. Lovely colors and the pleasant open sky makes this really pleasant to look at.
have a great day
rychem (39397) 2013-08-26 8:32
Pines are my favorite trees, and this photo is like a painting, superb