Category Archives: Grand Teton National Park

Wild Yellowstone – Day 3 (Grand Teton National Park)

Day 3 began well before dawn as we wanted to capture the sunrise on the Moulton Barn at Mormon Row. We were quite lucky as there was lots of broken cloud in the sky.

Moulton Barn, Mormon Row

After photographing the Moulton Barn we headed towards Moran. There we came across an Osprey nest perched on top of an electricity pole.

Osprey in Flight, Moran

Most of the rest of the day was spent photographing in and around the Grand Teton National Park. However, the highlight of the day, and probably the trip so far was a family of Great Horned Owls. We had been told by a local earlier in the day that a pair of adult Great Horned Owls along with two almost fledged chicks could be found in a secluded corner of the Gros Ventre a camp site. When we arrived, late afternoon, the chicks were in full view and therefore very easy to photograph.

Great Horned Owl Chicks, Gros Ventre

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Wild Yellowstone – Day 2 (Grand Teton National Park)

We had planned that Day 2 would begin with an early breakfast as we wanted to capture the early morning light. As it turned out there wasn’t a cloud in the sky for most of the day.

We began with a drive around the Antelope Flats area, which is north of Jackson Hole. The area was carpeted with wild flowers, which made for an interesting foreground  with  the Teton mountains as a backdrop.

Arrowleaf Balsam Root and Teton Mountains

As we headed over to Mormon Row we came across a small herd of Bison. Again, I used the Teton mountains as a backdrop.

  Bison and Teton Mountains

Later in the day we headed across to Jenny and String lakes before finishing off down by the Snake River at Schwabacher’s Landing.

 Schwabacher’s Landing, Grand Teton National Park

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Rocky Mountain Gold 2011 Photo Gallery

photoventures Regular readers of the site will recall that I visited the the US in October last year. During the trip I posted a short blog entry small selection of my photos from each day, along with a few words describing the locations, etc. The purpose of the blog entries was to keep friends and family up to date with where and what I was doing. As it turned out it also proved quite popular with some.  Today, I’ve published a series of my favourite images from the shoot. This new HTML gallery was created in Adobe Lightroom 4. As with previous galleries I chose to use HTML rather than Flash because as we know the most popular tablets and smart phones  (i.e. Apple  iPhone and iPad) don’t support Flash.

Dryad Spring – Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park

The shoot was organised by my good friend Roger Reynolds at Photoventures

Rocky Mountain Gold – Day 10 – Grand Teton National Park

We arose early on day 10, first to check the weather, then to travel quickly to an area of the the park known as Mormon Row.  Since this would be our last day in Grand Teton National Park it was very pleasing to find that the weather was perfect for sunrise photography.

At Mormon Row we intended to capture the light from the rising sun illuminating the Moulton Barn with the Teton mountains as a backdrop.

Moulton Barn at Sunrise, Mormon Row

The Moulton Barn is probably one of the most photographed barns in North America. It dates back to the turn of the 19th century when mormon homesteaders settled in an area of Antelope Flats known today as Mormon Row. Few of the original 35 homesteads remain, but those that do offer lots of photographic opportunities.

The Pink House, Mormon Row

Mormon Homesteader Barn, Mormon Row

Grand Teton View from Mormon Row

Later in the morning we travelled across the park to photograph an area at the foot of the Tetons known as String and Jenny Lakes.

Reflections on String Lake

Jenny Lake and Tetons

After a short break back in Jackson Hole it was time to set off on a 200 mile journey to Green River. This would be a staging stop only as we would travel on to Glenwood Springs (Colorado) and Durango later in the week.

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