Oxbow Bend Autumn Moon Companions


Oxbow Bend Autumn Moon Companions

Autumn morning on Oxbow Bend, Grand Teton National Park – Wyoming, USA


I shot this image about 45 minutes after my previous shot, Pre-dawn Stillness on Oxbow Bend. At this point, most early morning photographers had left the scene. I stayed and watched countless other folks arrived with cameras in their hands, hurried some shots, then rushed of to else where. I wasn’t in a hurry to chase the next best thing. As I grow older, I’ve learn to slow down and to appreciate life as it unfolds instead of spending my present time anticipating and searching for better moments that I might have. I believe that even if I am living on borrowed time, I don’t have to live on trespass-ground. So, there I sat on this Snake River bank for hours, looking through my view finder to find a composition that speaks to me. It is nearly impossible to capture a unique photograph of Grand Teton since every inches of this place have been photographed to death. One of my goals for this trip was to bring home images that contain a part of me. As I drank my cold morning coffee from my aluminum canteen and contemplated on what compelled me to linger out here instead of searching for my next scene, I realized that I was observing a distance moon watching over two floating reeds drifting in slow motion on a mirror water surface reflecting the iconic Oxbow Bend landscape …