Teton Reflections - Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Cathloic Bay, Jackson Lake, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Before I talk about this photo, I'll try to get something out of the way. Every time I post a shot from this spot and name it Catholic Bay or Chapel Bay, I invariably have someone tell me that, whatever name I assign to it, the other one is the right one. I don't know which one is right, although the NPS website does mention a Catholic Bay and does not contain any mention of Chapel Bay. Suffice to say that it is a section of Jackson Lake, and that, whatever you call it, it is simply beautiful.

This spot is one of the easier places to find, but the hard thing about shooting it is whether the mountains are socked in with clouds or clear, or whether the lake's surface is smooth or rough. As you can see, I had the best conditions possible, with the exception of not having a few cumulous clouds in the sky. It is these times that all you have to do is kickback, relax and enjoy the beauty of the landscape.