South Along the Madison Range

Madison Valley – Cameron, Montana

Montana is one of my all-time favorite places. Even though my hometown is nearby Idaho Falls, southwest Montana is actually a bigger draw for me – simply because of the gentle topography, soothing views, crisp air, and big sky expansiveness. It also helps that southwest Montana isn’t quite as parched as southern Idaho – which is technically a high desert. Every time I see this photo, the mountains call for me.


Photo info:
Madison Range
Madison Valley
Cameron, Montana
September 2014
Ilford Pan F Plus 50 film
Zeiss Biogon 21/4.5 ZM lens
Leica M3 35mm film camera

Madison Valley

Madison Valley – Ennis, Montana

Here is an early morning view of the width of the Madison Valley with a fast-moving storm rolling through. From this vantage point – the Madison Valley Lookout on Route 287 between Ennis and Virginia City – to the highest peaks in the distance is 15 miles (24 km), not a terribly great distance but gentle enough on the eyes. On a reasonably clear day, the entire length of the valley can be seen – all 65 miles (104.6 km) of it.


Photo info:
Storm rolling through Madison Valley
Madison Valley Lookout on Route 287
Ennis, Montana
October 2017
Kodak T-Max 100
Zeiss Biogon 21/4.5 ZM lens
Leica M3 35mm film camera