A view of Hidden Lake from the overlook. The trail begins behind the visitors' center at Logan Pass at Glacier National Park.
Every now and then you see an area that stands out from the world around it and evokes something you can't quite name. It's almost like a brief glimpse into something enchanted. But the effect is fleeting - the sun shifts position and the illusion of enchantment is gone.
Views of Lake McDonald at Glacier National Park.
Views of Logan Pass at Glacier National Park.
Contrasts again. Sunshine on the autumn leaves or on snowcapped mountains, emphasizing the darkness of the overcast skies above.
Sunshine filtering through the golden leaves always seems a bit ethereal somehow.
When wandering the back roads, often a passage under shady trees gives way to a wide vista of meadow with a backdrop of mountains.
Beargrass dots the mountainside as it veers up sharply to the sky.
So which is stronger? The rock for holding up the tree, or the tree for pushing its roots through stone?
I grew up in a flat region, so cliffs still amaze me. They just go up and up and up....
I was out snowshoeing with a friend when I took this. It really wasn't as dark as this sky makes it seem. Blue skies are beautiful, but they just aren't as dynamic.
I like to call this effect "ghost mountains." Instead of seeming vivid and close, they appear insubstantial and ghostly.
This was taken on the east side of the Rocky Mountains between Glacier National Park and Browning.
I keep trying to get good photos of the full moon, but this is the best I've been able to do so far. One of these days I'll get a shot that satisfies me.
These were taken at various places in Glacier National Park in the late autumn. Once the brightly colored leaves have fallen and before the snow covers everything, the scenery tends to have a lot of grey and brown.
These were taken along McDonald Creek in Glacier National Park at the beginning of winter. Looking at it, you probably wouldn't believe it was about 10 degrees Fahrenheit right then.
The first photo was taken on the main road heading north into Whitefish. The second is Whitefish Lake. Both have the Big Mountain ski resort in the background.