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Scouting Out the Tetons Part 2

Scouting Out the Tetons Part 2
Disappointed with how things worked out with the last trip out to Driggs for the Teton Mountains, we again ventured forth to shoot pictures of the sawtooth section of the peaks.  Would we again suffer from terrible timing with the weather or would we be surprised and delighted with what that region of Idaho had to share?

Cramer Imaging's professional quality landscape photograph of the Teton mountains and river at moon rising in Tetonia, Teton, Idaho

As we came up on the sprawling metropolis of Tetonia (anyone who knows the area gets the joke), we remembered this lovely scenic overlook on the side of the road.  It has an amazing view of the mountain range with the Teton River in the foreground.  We knew that this would be the place that day.  The only thing which remained to be seen was whether or not we would shoot the landscape photograph we wanted.

As it was a while before sundown, we took some time to scout out where we wanted to set up the camera on tripod.  It was a quick and easy decision to make.  After that, I turned my attention to getting some test shots and making sure that the camera settings were where I wanted them to be.

Professional quality nature macro photograph of blooming white wildflowers against green in Tetonia, Teton, Idaho by Cramer Imaging
I didn't want to waste my time while I waited for the light to be just right so we had brought along a spare camera. With this camera we could take more pictures while not disturbing the camera on tripod.  After all, the stationed location was the reason we had come out all this way.

There were plenty of opportunities for me to get some other photographic work in while waiting.  I started scouting out for some practice subject matter to keep me occupied until sunset arrived.  There was lots to be had around this area so I was easily kept busy.

Some of the local flora caught my attention and made for some amazing shots while we waited for the sun to sink lower on the horizon.  These lovely little white wildflowers in bloom were showy enough to warrant a few shots.

Thanks to the angled terrain next to the road, some different perspective shots were much easier to obtain than they would be on flat ground.  Shooting uphill at this grass would be one such instance.

Professional quality nature photograph of sepia toned wild grass against sky and clouds in Tetonia, Teton, Idaho by Cramer Imaging

Suddenly, when the magic moment arrived for the mountain shot, I was glad that I turned around.  There was another amazing shot waiting just behind me.  Had I not taken the time to look, I would have missed out on the actual sunset that day.

Thanks to the position of the clouds relative to the sun, there were some dramatic shadows which the silhouetted clouds were casting across the sky.  It was such a small window of time in which to capture that shot that I paused work on the mounted camera and chased after the sunset.  I was not disappointed.

Cramer Imaging's professional landscape photograph of a dramatic orange sunset with clouds in silhouette in Tetonia, Teton, Idaho

As you can see from above, I still managed to find the time to shoot the Teton mountains during the time of magic light.  Our disappointment was abated.

We never did make it out to Driggs again that day, but it didn't matter to us.  What we had succeeded in capturing was worth it.