Where was this filmed?
Some of the shots of the sky are amazing!share
Paradise Valley, Montana
Chico Hot Springs
Big Sky Countryshare
Why is it that the sky is so spectacular in Montana? I've been there, and it's beautiful, but I don't understand why Montana's sky should be better than anyone else's sky. We all share the same sky, just at different times. Of course, Montana has less pollution to cloud the view. Perhaps I've just answered my question.share
Less government = More sky
I'm not that proud of everything I've done, but I'm not that ashamed, either.
Thanks. That seems more plausible than the "less government" theory, I think.share
"The curvature of the Earth is greater in Montana..."
What? So all the states surrounding Montana are lower? Or does Montana bulge up in the middle like a bubble?
I've been through Montana many times, and it does seem to have a 'big sky'. But I would suggest it more likely that the illusion is caused by Montana's relatively flat expanses framed by distant mountain ranges, and this in turn simply provides larger vistas.
Plenty of areas have similar layouts (southwestern America's desert regions, the Tibetan steppes below the Himalayas, the Australian outback, etc.), but Montana's high mountain ranges & more northerly location also produce more regular (and more interesting) cloud formations, contributing to the illusion of a 'big sky'.
"Film is a mosaic of Time."
Florida is the "Sunshine State" yet we all have our fair share of sunshine... Illinois is the "Land of Lincoln" yet he was born in Kentucky, grew up in Indiana and was President in Washington DC. Basically, its just a state slogan... but if you have been there, you'd see what they mean by "Big Sky"share
I grew up next to Montana, in the "Peace Garden State," so yes, I can verify that the Montana sky is big and gorgeous, as is the land below it.
Some states seem to get short shrift on their license plate mottos. Maryland's "Drive Carefully" seems like it should apply to all states, New Hampshire's "Live Free or Die" sounds like a threat, and I'm always getting California's "Golden State" and Florida's "Sunshine State" mixed up. It's still better than Wyoming, which has no motto at all.
The sky is big here. It's a combination of the flat valleys surrounded by spectacular mountains. Also, the humidity is very low (no constant haze) and away from the bigger towns there's no pollution so the air is very clear.share
Very good point about the humidity. The land (and the sky) feel more open when you don't have the elements encroaching on you.share