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Weekly Photo Challenge: Off Season


I recently went to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks precisely because they were “Off-Season.”  It was too late for the ski season in Jackson Hole but not too late to get some nice photos of the Grand Tetons.  This is shot of one of the very famously photographed mormon barns with the Tetons as the backdrop.  You can see the snow is going fast but it is a beautiful sight on a clear spring day.

Between the winter and summer seasons

Between the winter and summer seasons

The second photo is also of an oft-photographed area – Oxbow Bend in the Grand Teton Park.  During the fall color season there are hordes of photographers at this spot hours before sunrise to catch the colors.  I was pretty much alone as I took this photo.  Since it didn’t have the advantage of the fall foliage, I chose to make it a B&W and just feature the scenery and reflections.

Oxbow (lack of) Colors

Oxbow (lack of) Colors

11 responses

  1. Beautiful photos. The colours in the first one are just entrancing, it’s such a beautiful shot. It’s definitely worthwhile going out of season, I’m sure both places have a very different feel when you can take them in alone.

    June 12, 2015 at 10:39 am

  2. Thanks Laura – you’re exactly right. I always enjoy these sights but somehow they are much nicer when you have the quiet of solitude versus the hustle and bustle of the photographers and other visitors.

    June 12, 2015 at 10:51 am

  3. Hi Scott,
    beautiful photos ! I hopefully will be in that area in September 😉
    Cheers Angela

    June 12, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    • Thanks Angela – you’ll love it! There are more people then but the colors are much nicer. Hope you get to go!

      June 15, 2015 at 2:33 pm

  4. Wonderful shots Scott !
    Ciao ciao
    Max

    June 13, 2015 at 1:07 am

    • Thanks Max! One of my favorite places……

      June 15, 2015 at 2:34 pm

  5. luv da’ lake reflecto shoT! 😎

    June 13, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    • Thanks Q! It was a nice morning heading to Yellowstone on an empty road.

      June 15, 2015 at 2:35 pm

  6. Stunning photos! They make me want to get inside them and experience that view myself!

    June 14, 2015 at 9:01 am

    • Carla – I highly recommend the area – glad I could bring you a view of it!

      June 15, 2015 at 2:38 pm

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