To close out the year, I thought I’d take you through what I think are my highlights from the past 12 months, followed by the location, comments and shooting info.
April 26 – Vermillion Lakes, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Nikon D300s, Nikkor 24-70mm @ 70mm, f/8, 1/50 sec, ISO 200, Gitzo tripod
December 15th was slide show night for the Taber Photography Club. I wasn’t able to attend, as usual, but did send in a slide show of my recent trip to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Apparently there were 17 shows (5 min or less) viewed that night. I heard from a number of friends who were at the meeting and everyone agreed the shows were a big hit.
My video is 4 minutes 21 seconds, if you have a few minutes, take a look and let me know what you think.
It looks quiet and peaceful here but it was nearly elbow to elbow with other photogs at the World Famous Oxbow Bend on the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. The sky was ominous and I thought going wide (12mm) would show it off the best. (more…)
Ansel Adams “The Tetons – Snake River,” Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 79-AA-G01
I don’t remember the first time I saw the above image, but it had to be more than 30 years ago. Ansel Adams has been the inspiration for me as long as I’ve known about photography and for a lot of my travel over the years. This year was the first time I visited Grand Teton National Park. (more…)
Also known as a Canada Jay, Camp Robber Jay or a Whisky Jack, the Grey Jay is a member of the Corvidae family. Corvids include jays, crows, magpies and ravens. Perisoreus canadensis is the species name for the Gray Jay. It’s territory ranges from Newfoundland in the east to Alaska in the west, and from the North West Territories in the north to New Mexico in the south along the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Coast to Oregon. The required habitat usually includes Black, White or Englemann Spruce, and/or Lodgepole or Jack Pines. (more…)