I made my first trip to the Tetons in July of this year (2010), and was so overcome by the beauty of the place that I decided to go back to shoot again in October in order to capture some autumn color. For anyone who has never been to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, all I can say is- GO. GO NOW!
From the moment the plane begins to parallel the Teton range, you get a sense of the majesty, of why this is one of the most photographed places on earth. As the Jackson Hole airport is the only airfield within the boundaries of a U.S. National Park, you are afforded a spectacular panoramic vista of the area during arrival by air.
There is simply something amazing and lovely to see at every turn here. Bison, once roaming in massive herds across the American west, can still be found grazing lazily in open meadows. The Tetons tower grandly above, visible from nearly everywhere in the park. Alpine glacial lakes offer expansive vistas with crystal clear reflections.
The second image in this series, Sunset at Snake Overlook, was my meager attempt to pay homage to a great master, Ansel Adams, who made this location famous with his iconic photograph. The sky was rather bland on this afternoon, and I wasn't expecting much, but was pleased by the way the warm rays of sunlet reflected and refracted off the Teton peaks.
The last image was also shot at a fairly well known location, Oxbow Bend, along the Snake River, with the silhouette of Mount Moran most prominent right of center.
Now, go visit this place! And don't forget your camera.