Teton Morning - Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Blacktail Ponds Overlook, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Wildflowers and mountains during the early morning light, what could be better? This scene makes getting up at 4am on a June morning well worth the lack of sleep. Of course, there is no guarantee that the weather forecasts will be correct, and it usually takes until we get on the road that we get a sense of whether or not we will get a magical sunrise. On this morning, we stopped at the Blacktail Ponds Overlook and weren't sure whether we would get any decent clouds. We ultimately didn't get them, but beautiful light on the Tetons along with the wildflowers in the foreground made up for it. I chose to take a few shots in the portrait orientation and I really like the depth that I got. I always try to make sure I get a couple of shots that way. While they don't always come out to my liking, when they do, it jumps right out at you.