In the footsteps of Ansel Adams,,,sort of
Trip Start Aug 30, 2011
27Trip End Sep 28, 2011
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Snake River Overlook
I stopped and took some images looking back towards the geyser basin and then we left the park for our next stop Grand Tetons National Park. I thought by now we might be over the whole grand scenery thing but each of the parts of the Rockies is slightly different and has something to offer. In the case of the Grand Tetons I had a specific reason for wanting to visit.
Ansel Adams took one of his more famous images the Snake River outlook with the Grand Tetons in the background
We continued further into the park the day improved slightly and we stopped at Willow Flat for a panoramic view of the Grand Tetons. Even with cloud cover it looked spectacular in its own right.
The Tetons National Park is a lot more compact than Yellowstone so we were able to get to the Snake River Overlook that afternoon. I tought I was going to have trouble finding it, but as you'll see there is a car park, paved walkways and a low stone wall to keep photographers from falling over the edge.
I took an image and converted it to B&W in as close a spot as I could to Adams original view. Obviously the landscape has changed since his 1920/30's visit but I still enjoyed being there and drawing on the eh same inspiration as one of my photographic idols.
We drove into Jackson Hole, a fairly charmless place. Our accommodation was another cozy log cabin, with TV and Internet :). Tomorrow we are off to see the “most photographed barn in the USA”