Monthly Archives: September 2013
Grand Teton’s Adventure

Grand Teton’s Adventure

I had the pleasure of participating in the “Dirt Cheap Photo Tours” with Jeff Clow in the Grand Tetons, Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Our group managed to some how stay mostly warm during some very challenging weather conditions. The first couple of days brought us Rain/Snow/Wind. We still headed out there though to shoot and it defiantly paid off. After 4 days, we had photographed 5 Bears, 2 Moose (twice), Bull Elk and his Harem of Ladies, A couple of Mule deer and a HUGE heard of Buffalo. We had some very close encounters with some very large animals as well. Once the weather started to clear a bit, we then where able get some shots of the mountains and some beautiful Iconic Grand Teton Scenery.

I had such a great time on this trip and highly recommend anyone taking one of Jeff’s Tours! Here are some samples out of over 200GB that I shoot in that 4 day period.

Check out Jeff’s Web Site: Dirt Cheap Photo Tours

grandtetons_2013_38webFinally a break in the clouds to show us the amazing Teton Range. Also, the Aspen’s started to turn Yellow!

grandtetons_2013_47webBuffalo rolling around.

grandtetons_2013_12webCharging Moose!!! The closest I have ever been to Bull Moose while it was running at full speed.

grandtetons_2013_14webThe Teton’s where covered for the better part of the trip.

grandtetons_2013_25webSome beautiful Mountains drops with horses.

grandtetons_2013_34webLong Exposure of one of the Molten Families Barn.

grandtetons_2013_39webRandom Buffalo.

grandtetons_2013_13webAmazing Moose Experience.

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Cinnamon bear

grandtetons_2013_43webMolten Family Barn

grandtetons_2013_30webLots of Sage around the Jackson Hole

grandtetons_2013_24webWe saw this Bull Elk with his heard of Ladies, during a huge snow storm. I had to shoot at 5000ISO because it was so dark.

grandtetons_2013_27webBeautiful Aspen Tree’s

grandtetons_2013_23webMoose hanging out in a little Lake.

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8 Picture Pano merged together in Photoshop.

Big Sky Fall

Big Sky Fall

Fall is one of the best times to be in Montana. The trees are slowly turning, the weather is generally favorable and the day-by-day lighting is a photographers dream. I started my trip off with a little trout fishing in Holter Lake. The lake is a incredible intricate lake; one that Lewis and Clark navigated on their way through the State. I was fortunate enough to see some beautiful Big Horn Sheep, Antelope and lots of deer like usual.  Most of the shots are taken with a Nikon D800 or a Nikon D600. The animal shots are with a 300mm 2.8 1.7x Tele convertor.

 

 

holterlake_1webThe largest Trout I have ever caught! Beautiful Rainbow Trout!

holterlake_2webHolter Lake. The mountain ranges surrounding the lake are incredible.

holterlake_9webI was trying to be sneaky and get a photograph of some White Tail’s feeding on some apples. I got caught and they took off running.

holterlake_12webA beautiful Morning on Lake Holter

holterlake_10webAmazing Skies and country.

holterlake_6webOur fishing Partner. Bim’s!

holterlake_3webBig Sky Country!

holterlake_8webNice White Tail feeding on some apples.

holterlake_13webA nice big Antelope. He had a harem of females with him.

holterlake_7webCalm Holter Lake morning.

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holterlake_17webMissouri River, feeding into Holter Lake.

holterlake_5webLove the big skies!

 

Lindsay and Chris Wedding Samples

Lindsay and Chris Wedding Samples:

We had a beautiful day in Centre Bay on Gambier island for Lindsay and Chris’s Wedding Ceremony. The morning started off with lots of rain, but the clouds parted and we had sunshine for the rest of the afternoon. All the guests where Ferried over to the island from the North Shore and they enjoyed cocktails and horsd’oeuvres on the dock.

I had the pleasure of being hoisted up on a Bosun’s Chair up the mast of a Sail boat to get the entire group shot.  The things you will do for a picture!!

Congrats guys!

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lindsay&chriswedding_8webUp the Mast getting a group shot!

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lindsay&chriswedding_6webBest Party Boat ride of my life!

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