Monday, January 31, 2011

Yellowstone/Tetons


If Jackson Lake was a little higher and if it was a little warmer don't you think this would make a nice diving board?

Friday, January 28, 2011

Yellowstone/Tetons


These Aspen Trees were crying out to have their stark trunks photographed.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Yellowstone/Tetons


Heading up the road we found this hillside covered with these vibrant Aspen Trees.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Yellowstone/Tetons


Here is a dreamlike image of Mt. Moran and its reflection shot at Oxbow Bend.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Yellowstone/Tetons


On a calm Fall morning Oxbow Bend offers many reflective subjects. Here is one that could be used as a Rorschach inkblot test if you turn it on its side.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Yellowstone/Tetons


Back on the road again and heading north in Grand Teton National Park you come to another favorite location for photographers; Oxbow Bend. The nice thing about this place is that other photographers cannot walk in front of you unless they can walk on water.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Yellowstone/Tetons


Here is one last picture from the Mormon Barn area before we move on up the road.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Yellowstone/Tetons


With the sun up the crowds began to dwindle, so I was able to get up close to the barns.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Yellowstone/Tetons


As the sun rose higher and because of the clouds blocking part of the light, just a ribbon of light worked its way down to the base of the peaks.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Yellowstone/Tetons


Now as the sun rose its rays illuminated the Tetons in this red glory.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Yellowstone/Tetons


One thing photographers like to do is to shoot sunrises. The problem is you have to get up real early and drive to the location, set up, wait, and hope it is a great one. Nine times out of ten you get nothing, however on the morning we went to shoot the Mormon Barns at sunrise it was great! This shot is to the East into the sun. And yes, when you get a great morning like this one, the word gets out fast and you are invaded by hordes of photographers who think nothing about setting up in front of you ...grrrr.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Yellowstone/Tetons


I shot these neat clouds just south of Jackson.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Yellowstone/Tetons


I have titled this picture "Sleepy Hollow".

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Yellowstone/Tetons


On the back roads we came across this old abandoned church that was now being used as a hay barn. We called it the Holy Roller Hay Church.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Yellowstone/Tetons


For the horse lovers here are two of them having a little snack down by the stream.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Yellowstone/Tetons


Crossing over the Wasatch Range at Salt River Pass with an elevation of 7630 feet you see the point where water flows north to the Snake River and thence to the Pacific Ocean or South to the Bear River and into Great Salt Lake. This picture shows the gorgeous Autumn colors with all of the yellows along the hillside.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Yellowstone/Tetons


Here is the light showing off the brilliant yellow of the Quaking Aspen surrounded by the dark green pine trees.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Yellowstone/Tetons


We passed this flock of sheep being worked by this sheep dog.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Yellowstone/Tetons


We stopped along the way where I shot this image of some native grasses.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Yellowstone/Tetons


Seen on highway 89-91 just south of Logan Utah is this interesting barn in Cache Valley.

Ray Vaughn Pierce was once one of the best-known doctors in America. His sales of mail-order “patent medicines” made him a vast fortune, as did the world-renowned sanatorium he built to dispense them. He wrote a home-diagnosis manual that stayed in print for decades, selling over four million copies. He served in Congress. President Garfield is reported to have called Pierce “one of the best men in the world, at the head of one of the best medical institutions in the world.”

But if Dr. Pierce had one singular quality, it was not medical talent, but gall. An unparalleled huckster—a pioneer in praying on the public’s scientific ignorance and desire for longevity—he knew the value of the Big Sell. Dr. Pierce was bold enough to offer not just a tonic for some of your ills, but a one-stop cure for all of them.

The Woman's Tonic was Dr. Pierce’s Favorite Prescription "... Allays and subdues nervous excitability, irritability, nervous exhaustion, nervous prostration, neuralgia, spasms, St. Vitus's dance and other distressing nervous symptoms commonly attendant upon functional and organic disease of the distinctly feminine organs." It also brings forth mother's milk and cures her backache.

Wow, what guy! Anyway these horses make this picture work for me. I wonder if he had any horse remedies.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Yellowstone/Tetons


Twenty Eleven is finally here! With the New Year I have a great collection of photos to share with you. Last October I met up with a group of fellow photographers in Salt Lake City from where we explored the back roads on the way to Yellowstone with many stops along the way. We stopped at this fruit stand to purchase eats for the road. Never have I tasted peaches as good and juicy as the Angelus Peaches that I purchased here.