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FriFotos: The Clouds of Montana’s Big Sky Country at The Resort at Paws Up

Clouds Of Big Sky Country

Haystacks and Clouds at Paws Up Resort

I recently returned from a trip to the great state of Montana, which has several nicknames including “Big Sky Country.” After visiting the state’s capital of Helena, my husband and I spent a few days glamping at the incredible Resort at Paws Up .

During my days at Paws Up, I saw plenty of Big Sky. In honor of FriFotos, sere are some of my favorite pictures of clouds in the Big Sky above Paws Up.

Clouds on the chuck wagon ride at Paws Up

Sunlight Beams Through the Clouds Above During the Chuck Wagon Ride at Paws Up

 Smoke Mixing With Clouds

Smoke Mixing With Clouds at a Scenic Overlook (photosynth)

Big sky at Paws UpBlack&White sky at Paws Up

Big Sky at Paws Up

Did I mention a River Runs Through It? Seriously. The Blackfoot River, which was key to the plot of the Robert Redford directed film A River Runs Through It, runs through the property at Paws Up. Here’s a panorama of the Blackfoot River, with the sky above dotted with wispy clouds.

Blackfoot River Panorama

Blackfoot River Panorama With Clouds

Big Sky Country got all moody when storm clouds forming in Missoula in the distance. I got some fantastic cloud photos of the shifting light and changing colors as the storm grew.

 Cloud Storm Approaching

Cloud Storm Approaching

Storm Clouds Forming

I Got The Shot Above With My Canon DSLR

 Under Stormy Sky

This Image was Shot a Few Moments Later On My iPhone 4S (mobile photography, no filters)

Big Sky Country was sometimes brilliant blue and dotted with clouds, and once it got all moody with storm clouds forming in Missoula in the distance, shifting colors. These storm images are some of my favorite landscapes I’ve ever shot.

Big Sky panorama Paws Up

The Big Sky at Paws Up Looks Just as Spectacular in Black and White

Chuck Wagon Clouds

Gorgeous Clouds Above the Chuck Wagon at the Foot of the Blackfoot River.

Check out Big Sky (and some gorgeous clouds) in this fun, animated GIF made from the ride to the Chuck Wagon Dinner,

 Paws Up Chuck Wagon GIF

Paws Up Chuck Wagon GIF

Coming up on the blog… more posts in the future about my incredible Montana vacation including the fabulous food, adventure, and romance at The Resort at Paws Up.