I try to get to a couple of National Parks a year to just escape the rush of the life in the city. This year we chose to head to Grand Teton National Park in the Northwest corner of Wyoming. The park itself stretches for miles along the base of the mountain range, and sitting right at the foot of the mountains are a few lakes that provide a beautiful experience unlike any park I have been to yet. The lakes feed the Snake River which winds its way through the park. We spent a week at the park, and feel like that was barely enough time to scratch the surface of the entire park. This is definitely a spot I plan on returning to in the future.
One of the most serene landscapes can be seen at schwabachers landing where beaver dams have slowed the flow of the river, and allowed for gorgeous, uninterrupted reflections of the Grand Tetons.
Mormon Row is an old settlement that has been maintained throughout the years, and offers a very unique perspective of the jagged peaks. As with most parts of the park this is best seen in the morning hours.
Oxbow Bend at sunrise with a swan swimming towards Mount Moran.
This post is a compilation of scenes all throughout Rocky Mountain National Park. There are so many places to hike, and there are so many beautiful scenes in the park that it is hard to pick any one favorite place. The dramatic views and serenity of the mountains sort of overwhelms the senses, and it’s affect causes you to want to sit and drink in all that it has to offer. Time does not seem to exist here. This place is one of the most majestic places I have ever seen, and the words I write, or the pictures I take, will never be able to fully express the experience contained within. Please see this and understand I am trying to portray the pieces of a puzzle that cannot be seen in its entirety unless you, yourself have experienced similar moments. Enjoy.
Lying at the heart of Rocky Mountain National Park, is a giant, lush green meadow formed thousands of years ago by glaciers. Small boulders area scattered throughout the meadow as a reminder of the ice giant responsible for sculpting the landscape into what it remains today. Wildlife runs rampant in the park, and Moraine Park seems to attract everything from Chipmunks and Marmots all the way up to Elk, Deer, and Moose. Finding out early in our stay that the park is best viewed in the early morning hours, we spent one of our mornings taking in a sunrise in Moraine Park. A river snakes its way through the lush meadow grass and marsh at the beginning of its journey away from the Continental Divide. This was one of my favorite locations to shoot in the park, and I hope it shows!
My wife and I just recently celebrated our 1-year anniversary by taking a trip out to Colorado and visiting Rocky Mountain National Park. I know that everyone has seen photographs of the Rocky Mountains, and that most of the time they are impressive on any camera. What I set out to do with this trip was to capture the raw emotion and power that can be evoked by witnessing these fleeting moments. After doing my research I found out that most images of the mountains in this particular National Park, are best captured in the morning hours. During the next few days I will be sharing multiple series of these photographs based on the location at which I shot them. Todays post is on Sprague Lake. As with most lakes in Rocky Mountain National Park, this lake has the ability to give amazing reflection shots, but you have to catch the wind while its away. I was lucky enough to get a calm morning for one of the two days we shot here. Enjoy looking at Sprague Lake through my lens.
As many of my friends and family already know, I was recently married(thus the reason for such a long hiatus from this blog) and while the wedding was great and everyone had a blast, we could not wait to go on our honeymoon(see why below). We stayed at Jade Mountain on the western coast of the island. It is a beautiful little place located just to the north of Venezuela. Here are a few images to show what it was like. (I am so happy to try and get back to some semblance of a normal life again now that the main event has taken place).