Harrison Montana

October 18, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

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About 45 miles southwest of my home is a little town called Harrison. Harrison has a population of about 175 people. Like I said, it is a little town.

As you enter the town there is one sign with an arrow pointing left to Harrison Lake. I have seen the sign many times before but usually I am on my way somewhere else so never got the chance to see the lake itself. I made a point of going there specifically last week around sunset (big surprise, a sunset!).

The lake is filled by runoff from the eastern slopes of the Tobacco Root mountains. It seems to be popular with fisherman and recreational boaters. Fortunately, the lake was pretty much empty except for a few people. At first glance, it's not an attractive lake. There's no trees to speak of, the sun rises and sets at the narrowest ends, no big rocks, just sort of desolate. I wasn't going home empty-handed though.

With my gear on my back I walked quite a bit of the lake and first stopped and set up at the widest point of the lake. The light was flat so I spent some time just looking for the right composition. This was my first image. The Tobacco Root mountains are in the background. If you look closely you can see some cattle grazing and a person in a small boat at the shore in the center. I really like this image for the earth tones and the great reflection.


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