Thursday, July 3, 2008

North into the Brooks Range

SWF


One of my favorite shots going up into the Brooks Range. The Brooks Range is north of the Arctic Circle and north of the tree line. I especially like the pure white clouds in the really clean air. Clouds coming up over the mountains are always exciting. You never know what to expect.


Blue Sky and Clouds
Over the Foothills of the Brooks Range

(Click on the Photo for a Restful Scene)

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Troy and Martha

41 comments:

quinttarantino said...

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And on each stop I come to see a little marvel of our world under a great sky!
Hope you can come and see my piece of the sky at lenses & visions

Abraham Lincoln said...

Wow. Impressive photography. I think this is going to be the best Sky Watch Friday yet. The things I have seen are very encouraging and your photography is spot on.

I really admire your photography skills and your critical eye for composition, lighting and texture.

Abraham Lincoln
—Brookville Daily Photo

Luke Wiley said...

An awesome mountain range! very nice!
My Sky Watch Friday posts

kjpweb said...

I try something different entirely. I make a comment without cutting & pasting! How about that! A true original!
Excellent image and I very much recommend to see in full size!
For me it tops the list so far!
Cheers, Klaus

Old Wom Tigley said...

Exquisite view... I will be calling back over the weekend.. I really do keep meaning to visit more..
Thank you for being a part of this weeks Sky Watch.. I and others really appreciate your posting...
Thank you
Tom

Wren said...

I have to admit, the Brooks range is not the first thing I expected to see on a Texas blog!

It's a very nice photo and makes me nostalgic for my own Alaskan trip a few years ago.

becky voyles said...

awesome as always.

Kathiesbirds said...

Troy, magnificent as always! I love the contors of the slopes and the colors in the grass/moss and rocks. Breath-takingly blue sky too!

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a beautiful scene

SandyCarlson said...

It looks as though the clouds are flowing down the mountains!

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful view. Great shot.
Did you use special lens?

The Texican said...

Almost put me to sleep it was so relaxing. Great SWF entry. Pappy

Christy said...

Wonderful gorgeous view. I love it.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Beautiful! Beauty-full!

Rose said...

Wow! This one is fabulous...did you do any adjusting to the sky color.

Gary said...

That is such an impressive sight.

Beautiful.

Gary
Bodge's Bulletin

evlahos said...

a breathtaking capture. great treatment

Pretty Life Online said...

Perfect entry for skywatch… all I can say is that “you’ll be the sun in somebody else’s sky”…LoL! Mine’s up too hope you can drop by…

AphotoAday said...

Now those are REAL clouds -- not silly little city clouds...
Hope you and your your better half are having a great Fourth of July...

Gallicissa said...

Picture perfect!
Have a great 4th of July!

Catherine said...

For once, mountain is at the same level as clouds! Nice shot, so refresching!

Blue said...

Beautiful photo!

Daryl said...

Everytime I look at one of you Arctic photos I am in awe of the trip and your chronicling of it ...

:-Daryl

RuneE said...

Very nice - looked a bit like very far north in Norway.

The enlargement suggested an interesting geology.

Petunia said...

This is so nice:) You have a really great Sky watch post this week!

letspaintnature.com said...

WOW those colors are so rich! That would make a beautiful painting!

Dulce said...

How lucky you are to see it and to share it with us!
Have a nice weekend.

Dan said...

ok, so I have a long weekend and a slow afternoon right now and I am just loving your posts. The pic today is fantastic but every post contains not only a stunning picture but thoughtful words. You guys are an inspriation!

Raven said...

Wow! That is so beautiful. I love the drama of the sky and all the contrasting colors and textures.

B. Roan said...

Perfection!

Kahshe Cottager said...

What a deep and rich blue in your sky! I enjoyed your SkyWatch!

My SkyWatch Here

storyteller said...

Beautiful clouds and mountain scene today! I've joined Sky Watch for the first time this week at Small Reflections with a view from my front patio. Happy 4th of July to you and yours!
Hugs and blessings,

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Troy.. Just following up few of the posts that caught my eye this week... as well as the overall numbers of people taking part I have also noticed that many more of the pictures are excellent as well this week... yours is a cracker... if have a great blog with great pictures and some very informative post. I wanted you to know how much I enjoy my visits here.

me ann my camera said...

Beautiful colour and clarity!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Stunning and majestic... no matter how many views of mountains I have seen in my area, every one is always much more spectacular than the last!
Mountain Retreat Photos

raf said...

Another beauty, Troy and Martha! As I've said before, your excellent images put you right there on the spot. It's as if I were standing there too, watching you take it!
Hope your fourth is a great weekend.

Michael Palmer said...

Fantastic Shot!!

photowannabe said...

Love the 3D effect of this shot. Great sky contrasts with the mountain.

Shellmo said...

Your outdoor photos always seem to capture all the best - the surroundings, the sky, etc.

fishing guy said...

Troy: What a beautiful landscape with all you captured here.

Louise said...

The colros in the sky remind me of some pictures of the ocean. So many shades in one picture. Incredible. And the white clouds to set it off. Very nice!