A few more images of the Grand Tetons. These were taken as we were leaving the Tetons and headed back to Yellowstone National Park. As you can see from this image there was a rain storm moving in. Click on the image to make it larger and more detailed.
It did rain on us for a fair amount of time, however it was not as much rain as the area needed. It was quite dry in both parks and the fire risk was high.
The clouds were pretty but mixed in with the haze and the pending rain storm it made for a difficult photography experience. Still it’s hard to take a bad picture when these wonderful mountains are in front of the lens.
Occasionally the sun would break through the clouds and give us a wonderful view of the mountain tops.
There are just so many rivers, hills, trees, and rocks that it makes for a photographers delight.
On the way back to West Yellowstone I caught a glimpse of this (I believe it is a) large hawk. I pulled over and got the long lens ready. I wasn’t expecting to see in flying wildlife. At first I thought it might be a juvenile eagle, but the more I looked at it I decided it was a hawk. As you can see he is missing one talon. He seems to be doing alright and didn’t have any trouble maintaining his balance.
That’s it for today. My next post will be back in Yellowstone park with some wonderful scenery and of course some more bison.
Enjoy your day and be careful.
In my last post I talked about the conditions at the Grand Tetons. We arrived around 10:00 a.m. an the image above shows what the conditions looked like. The smoke and haze from the Western fires were just awful and there was a storm moving in. It was very disappointing to say the least. However I also knew that since I shoot in RAW format and with the help of Adobe Lightroom® and Photoshop® I could correct a lot of the haze in the image.
This is the same photo as the first one after 20 minutes of working to get the haze out and to reveal what the camera was able to actually capture. Fortunately after about an hour the haze dissipated somewhat and we had some nice blue skies and puffy white clouds.
The Grand Tetons are just so majestic. Their ruggedness and sharp edges just make for some beautiful scenery. I wish I had more time with them so I could really show case the true beauty of the mountains. We were on a 3 and half day vacation with so much on our agenda it did not allow us to really enjoy any one place for very long.
This is Jenny Lake which a large lake that covers much of the area around the Tetons. There is a ferry that takes you around the lake to some beautiful vantage points, however we were limited on time and was not able to take the tour. I know I don’t have to tell you but just in case you have forgotten you can click on the images and they will reveal a much larger more detailed image.
As you can see from this image taken later in the day, the haze did clear up nicely and the big puffy clouds eventually turned in to some storms, which the area really needed the rain.
That’s it for the Grand Tetons, my next post will be back in Yellowstone National park for some more wildlife and other interesting images.
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day and be careful.