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Paradise Valley, Montana Landscape Photography 

We have been fortunate to have had a few good snow storms already this winter and with negative temps in the forecast following Thanksgiving Day, I knew I needed to get out of bed early to catch the magic that only really cold days bring to the banks of the Yellowstone River.  On days with negative temps, an eery fog hovers over the the river allowing moisture to rise up and meet the trees to create a dream-like wonderland of ice crystals.  On this cold morning as the temperature gauge on my car dipped down to -9 degrees F, I enjoyed taking in the sights and sounds of the cold winter morning.  From the distant call of Canada geese to the partially frozen river slushing away at my feet, I realized that I needed this little escape from the hustle and bustle of the holiday weekend.


ISO 400 | 20mm | f/11 | 1/100 sec


ISO 400 | 19mm | f/10 | 1/160 sec


And a negative temp day isn’t complete without an ice in the hair selfie…

Viewpoints is a blog circle made up of photographers from across the country with a common love of landscape photography.  To see more landscape eye candy be sure to follow the circle starting here with Kristen’s Jackson Hole Views.



  • Jennifer Carr - Brrrrr, it looks so cold. And I’m sure it’s just beginning. But at the same time, I’m so jealous. I’d love to see the mountains covered in such magic!ReplyCancel

  • Nadeen - Wow! You make the snow look so inviting!ReplyCancel

  • Iris - Oh these are wonderful. I haven’t seen snow in person for over 20 years. These are special to me.
    Thank you for also sharing your settings.ReplyCancel

  • Addie - These are gorgeous, Bianca! Definitely worth getting up early and freezing for!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen R - Just gorgeous, Bianca! The winter is so beautiful out there <3ReplyCancel