THE GRAND TETONS IN EARLY FALL

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UploadedDecember 2, 2018
TakenSeptember 24, 2018
MakeCanon
ModelCanon PowerShot SX30 IS
Exposure1/800 sec at f/4
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length6.971 mm
ISO80
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Q: Why am I not given the option to nominate a person for member of the week?

A: Do you know?

Photo license: © All rights reserved

This year, I drove to Grand Tetons National Park via U.S. 287/26 from Rawlins to Moran Junction. And then I turned right onto U.S. 191, and drove north to Yellowstone National Park. Yes, THAT U.S. 191, the same federal highway that connects Moab and Bluff, Utah on the way to Monument Valley, one of the most spectacular highways in the Southwest. But, I digress. Here, we are in the Northwest

On the way to Moran Junction, I drove through Dubois (pronounced DU-boys), and for the next 75 miles I enjoyed the panoramic view that President Theodore Roosevelt said "bankrupted the English language." It really does defy description.

From this POV, I have not yet reached Moran Junction. Looking westerly, this was the perfect place to see the highest peaks in the Tetons, although on this morning they were above the clouds. But, even so, I would not disagree with President Roosevelt.

The wonder of photography: As I uploaded this photo, more than two months after taking it, I realized that someone was in the picture! Until tonight, I had not seen her.

As always, thank you for stopping by!

4 responses

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (3 Dec 2018):

    The joy of photography is when these unexpected surprises show up in a picture such as a photographer who is also shooting the scene...Beautiful image and congrats for the spotlight from the staff!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight said (3 Dec 2018):

    My thanks to Andrea and the staff for the kind comments and spotlight, respectively.

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (4 Dec 2018):

    Well deserving of this Staff Spotlight..a beauty Richard!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (4 Dec 2018):

    Love the layers of beautiful landscape rising towards the majestic mountain peaks..and the unexpected surprise. What a great capture!!

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