What to Shoot When it Rains - Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Colton Bay, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

No matter how much time and effort we spend when planning a trip, whether it be a vacation or a photo tour, a major factor in the trip's success is the weather. This can be frustrating as sometimes these trips take lots of travel time and cost lots of money to get to. As a photographer, I know how the weather can impact your shooting. Sometimes it is clouds that block the scene you want to shoot at either sunrise or sunset. Other times it is a rain storm that gets you and your equipment soaked. I used to complain about it, but that doesn't change anything but your attitude. Now when the weather takes a turn for the worse, I simply look for other things to shoot. So when this happened to me in Grand Teton National Park, I headed under the cover of the trees and started to shoot the branches of an evergreen with some cool looking pine cones. No, it is not majestic like the nearby Rocky Mountains, but it sure beats feeling sorry for myself.