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August 2002

In August 2002 my wife and I traveled to Jackson, Wyoming to visit our son, Derek, who was working there for the summer.  While the rest of the family slept or relaxed, I snuck out well before sunrise on two days and in the evening one day for some landscape photography opportunities.  I had "scouted" the area by map and had pretty much decided where I wanted to make my photographs.  As is often the case, being there is different than looking at even a good topo map, so the plans changed.  Fortunately I had allowed enough time to get to some good locations.

Tetons Reflections
Bronica ETRSi, Zenzanon PE 45-90mm, Fuji Velvia

Grand Teton, Mt. Owen, and Teewinot from Cottonwood Creek.  I had planned on shooting this morning from Jenny Lake, but as I got close, the peak on the right, Teewinot, was blocking my view of Grand Teton.  I came back to where I had a good view of all three and just happened on this creek.


Canon Elan II, Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro, Fuji Velvia

I saw this cluster of interesting blooms just along the creek.  I couldn't resist this one with the bee. I later found that these are Musk Thistles. It's a noxious weed that was imported into the park. They are trying to eradicate them.

Three Pelicans
Canon Elan II, Canon 100-400mm IS L, Fuji Provia

We did a float trip on the Snake River which included both a flat, scenic part and some whitewater.  We saw quite a few Bald Eagles and Ospreys, but I liked this picture of the three White Pelicans the best. 

Sunset at Snake River Overlook
Bronica ETRSi, Zenzanon PE 45-90mm, Fuji Velvia

This is where Ansel Adams took his picture of the Snake River and the Tetons.  Even with a three stop graduated neutral density filter the foreground is just barely light enough.

String Lake Silhouette
Bronica ETRSi, Zenzanon PE 45-90mm, Fuji Velvia

While waiting for the sun to illuminate the mountains behind me, I turned and made this exposure of the pre-sunrise sky reflecting in String Lake.

String Lake Reflections
Bronica ETRSi, Zenzanon PE 45-90mm, Fuji Velvia

String Lake in the foreground with Teewinot and Grand Teton in the background.

For all of my images from this trip please check the Image Catalog under Tetons Summer 02.