MichaelMaddaloni
MichaelMaddaloni

The Road To Crazy Mountain

Exploring a bit as I like to do in Montana, I took some side roads for a few hours off of the interstate and found this scene, it reminded me of an Ansel Adams,...
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Exploring a bit as I like to do in Montana, I took some side roads for a few hours off of the interstate and found this scene, it reminded me of an Ansel Adams, although I would never utter my name in the same sentence as his, I just used it as inspiration and captured this shot.
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Coveboy53
 
Coveboy53 February 03, 2016
Driving North i guess, it's going South here. Top shot with leading lines to the wonderful snow covered mountains. Great composition and monochrome highlights the light on the snow. Wonderful and well caught even there will never be another Adams :-)
MichaelMaddaloni
MichaelMaddaloni February 05, 2016
Thank you Patrick, I appreciate it. This was give or take an hour off of 90 to the North of Big Timber, MT. I tired to mind the zone system here like AA would, but of course didn't put half as much time into thinking this shot out that he probably would have. At any rate, it was a beautiful range, nice clouds above it, it's just another reason why MT is my favorite state. Thanks again!
dave56
 
dave56 February 06, 2016
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dave56
 
dave56 February 06, 2016
Wow this is good I really need to save up my pennies and revisit the USA.
MichaelMaddaloni
MichaelMaddaloni August 16, 2016
Thank you! I need to do the same and go to the Himalayas!
absaroka
 
absaroka February 06, 2016
Beautiful shot!
MichaelMaddaloni
MichaelMaddaloni August 16, 2016
Thanks!
DarleneKwiatkowski
 
DarleneKwiatkowski February 06, 2016
Wow! I'd love to step inside this image... Gorgeous!
MichaelMaddaloni
MichaelMaddaloni August 16, 2016
Thanks!
BethanyLeigh
 
BethanyLeigh February 11, 2016
The first time I saw real mountains (I'm from Pennsylvania) was driving to Glacier National Park from the east - It looked similar to this, I barely put the car in park to jump out and take pictures. Its unlike any feeling Ive ever had. This picture captures that feeling beautifully..
MichaelMaddaloni
MichaelMaddaloni August 16, 2016
Thanks! This is on the way to Glacier for sure, and I had the same feeling you did when I (or anyone) reaches a certain point on Route 90, and you're at the feet of these splendid mountains, the entire range. A magical place.
HilaryLakeman
 
HilaryLakeman February 14, 2016
Great composition. I had to take a really close look as it is so like the New Zealand South Island high country.
MichaelMaddaloni
MichaelMaddaloni August 16, 2016
Thanks! I need to visit it sometime, would probably never want to come home...
saribrown
 
saribrown February 18, 2016
What a gorgeous looking place! Looks great in BW
MichaelMaddaloni
MichaelMaddaloni August 16, 2016
Thank you! Totally agree. When I was out there I intended for this to be B&W, though I shot it in color.
RDVPhotography
 
RDVPhotography March 28, 2016
B&W really does this scene justice!
MichaelMaddaloni
MichaelMaddaloni August 16, 2016
Thanks again RDV, Totally, I think color would have distracted the viewer unecessarily, but as I said above, I totally intended for this to be B&W from the moment I set up the camera.
leeannbarlowrodriguez
 
leeannbarlowrodriguez August 28, 2016
As soon as I saw this picture I knew it was montana my home can't take enough pictures here the beauty is everywhere
mscott207
 
mscott207 October 30, 2016
spectacular. there truly is no place like Montana!!
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