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10/3/11 – Featured in the GREAT PLAINS OF NORTH AMERICA Group.

We don’t get a bright and colorful Autumn season, here in Western Montana. The leaves on the few hardwood trees gradually turn brownish orange and the grasses change colors to match. The one sign that we have that Autumn is here is when the mountaintops get snow and the air turns colder. We usually get snow in the valley in time for Halloween, which means that we have to buy costumes big enough for the kids to wear over their snowsuits. In spite of the free candy, they only last about a half hour before complaining, “I’m cold…I want to go home!”

The original photo for this image was taken in October of 2010, in Columbia Falls, Montana (USA), with a Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS camera. Editing and several layer effects were done in Photoshop CS. Texturing was done with the Redfield Plasteroid filter.


  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadeabout 3 years ago


  • Thanks, Kay!

    – rocamiadesign

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 3 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL work,

  • Bryan D. Spellman
    Bryan D. Spellmanabout 3 years ago

    Love it!

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltabout 3 years ago


  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerabout 3 years ago

    ABsolutely awesome! Fav!

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1about 3 years ago

    Really beautiful shot, – I love the blue mountains

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful and soft. Great capture.

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteabout 3 years ago

    Great work and location.

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaabout 3 years ago


  • Thank you very much, Teresa!

    – rocamiadesign

  • owlspook
    owlspookabout 3 years ago

    very nice shot! I love it! … down here (NE Wyoming) the leaves are still green on the trees and so is the grass! hope it lasts a bit (grin/smile) .. winters can be so long (grin)

  • Thank you! I hope that this season lasts longer than it did last year. Even though we don’t get the vibrant colors that the East Coast does, we still have our few aspens and cottonwoods to brighten the landscape, as well as the willows and other plants that turn colors. Our sons took us out camping by Glacier Park this weekend and I was able to get several photos of the cottonwood trees. It was beautiful!

    – rocamiadesign

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