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The last light of January, 2012 breaks through clouds to light up The Sleeping Indian above Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
A full month has officially passed in 2012. How are you resolutions coming along? Are you lulling yourself back into your habitual patterns, or are you moving forward, full-steam ahead with exciting plans to change your life for the better? Many people don’t feel accomplishing your goals is possible because of "today’s economy."
"Today’s economy" is a phrase that I typically avoid because it paints a very bleak picture with little hope for anyone outside of the elite rich. If you look a little closer though, you see much more going on than just businesses all over the country collapsing.
While you certainly do see large businesses taking a significant hit, you also see something amazing happening with individuals: sole proprietors and smaller, locally-owned businesses are thriving! Even in just photography, … Continue reading
Pilgrim Mountain in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming rests under glowing sunset clouds.
I found myself rather unproductive in early 2011 in terms of stills. With the recent purchase of a 7D and getting it up to working order, as well as discovering time-lapse photography, my still photography became a bit stagnant. As a result, most of my work was in the form of a time-lapse and before finding a good balance of time-lapse, video and still, I even wondered if I would move entirely into video. Eventually the balance did work itself out and once I had my 7D back and functioning properly the following spring, it was full-steam ahead in every direction!
I discovered this image during that time after forgetting about it. I was looking back through a day in January where I hadn’t shot very much at all, but saw potential in a nice sunset … Continue reading
A video compilation of fall landscapes and wildlife in and around Jackson Hole, WY and Grand Teton National Park.
I’ll be leaving on a road trip soon and before I left, I wanted to get all my fall video compiled together into one video. While I didn’t get to use all the clips I wanted to, I still thought that it came out nicely.
The song I used, by Epic Soul Factory, was perfect until it hit a bit of a change of mood. I didn’t have enough clips to account for the short, dark section, so I had to edit the song just a bit so it would fit what I was trying to do. For that, I apologize to the original artist.
Regardless, this should give you a little glimpse into the area in the fall season. Wildlife comes out more in preparation for the winter, as fall … Continue reading
The Sleeping Indian (aka, Sheep Mountain) rests beneath storm clouds passing over Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Most people interested in photography begin to learn that sunset is the best time of day to shoot. While most would like to get up for sunrise, many don’t. They also begin to learn why mid-day shooting is the hardest light to shoot in and thus, will work sunset into their day as the optimal time of day to shoot.
The light is certainly ideal then, but in reality, if there’s light, there’s something to shoot. One of the most underrated times to shoot, especially with cooperative weather in the area, is actually after sunset. When the last pastel hues have faded from the clouds, you’ll see the majority of people packing up their gear and heading in. Some of the most interesting shots however, can come when all that’s left is atmospheric light produced … Continue reading
The Gros Ventre River reflects sunset colors from storm clouds above the National Elk Refuge near Jackson, Wyoming.
Motivation. It’s a term that’s become more and more foreign to me since living within Jackson, Wyoming, rather than on the northern fringes of it. I’ve noticed myself heading out to catch fewer sunsets because there’s a little bit of extra distance. Rather than the location pictured being just a few minutes away at most, it’s now about 10-15 minutes away, as well as Grand Teton National Park itself. It seems like with every mile I’ve added to the distance between the park and myself, my motivation to make a quick trip out for a sunset diminishes that much more.
Last night I saw dramatic storm clouds above town and a clear opening where the sun was going to set. Excitement built for a split second before excuses began pouring in:… Continue reading
A video of spring bison calves and grizzly bear cubs from Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.
It’s become an unfortunate habit where I send in a camera or two for repair, and that’s when I go back and compile all my recent videos together. The 7D is officially on its way back to Canon to get exchanged out once and for all. It was working well enough for most instances, so I was holding onto it for just a bit longer, at least until I got my 5D back. But then I came back home the other night after standing in 40 degree rain, sleet and snow for three hours catching a mild hypothermia while watching grizzly bear #610 and her two new cubs, only to find that I didn’t have one sharp shot out of the 600+ shots I got. Since the UPS label was still there from … Continue reading