“Morning Has Broken…” on Oxbow Bend
Oxbow Bend’s aspens basking in Autumn morning light, Grand Teton National Park – Wyoming, USA
Perhaps some my regular readers remember my first Grand Teton post, Pre-dawn Stillness on Oxbow Bend, where I described how I waited on the bank of the Snake River in darkness? This is one of my favorite shots from my last Grand Teton trip. In a span of five days, I saw this grove of aspens turned from light yellow to deep orange. They were on fire in the soft morning light.
I shot this photo two days after my I recorded my previous two Oxbow Bend images. The first morning, I saw a few ducks breaking the pristine glass water surface, but wasn’t in position to get the composition I wanted. I returned to the same location two days later and waited for a duck to swim across my frame.
I hope my viewers who have not visited Grand Teton look at this photo for a while and imagine what it would feel like to be there in person soaking all of this in … and for those who have visited Grand Teton, perhaps next time, linger around a little longer to catch those fleeting moments that can only be experienced only if one allows oneself to feel motion in stillness instead of rushing through the park.
EXIF & Info
- Canon EOS 5D
- Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
- Hoya DMC PRO1 Circular Polarizer; Lee 0.6 hard-edge GND
- Gitzo GT3530S + RRS BH-55 LR ballhead
- [F8] [1/45s] [70mm] [ISO 50]
- Exposure Mode:
- Date Taken:
- September 28th, 2010
- October 26, 2010 at 12:55 am