Friday, February 15, 2013

Teton and Trees

World Press Photo of the Year

If you haven't seen the World Press Photo of the Year, you should check it out.  It is a tragic photo, but depending on your perspective, could be a little political.  It has to do with the Middle East.  I must say that as tragic a picture it is, it is very powerful as well as technically impressive.  It almost looks as though it was staged because the processing is so good.  Anyway, it is quite a photo!

Teton and Trees

Speaking of technically impressive, I hope this one meets that criteria a little.  I took this at a scenic turnout on Highway 191 in Wyoming on the suggestion of a tour guide from Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris. They really know where and when to get the great photos you are looking for as well as having the knowledge to find wild animals in the local area!  I  highly recommend them!  As far as the shot goes, this is the Grand Teton mountain just as the sun was rising.  The little cloud layer you see halfway down through the image is what's known as an inversion layer where the temperature above the cloud is warmer than than temperature below.  It could be a difference of as much as 20 - 30 degrees!  When I took this shot is was about 5 below zero fahrenheit.  So it was probably about 20 degrees or so above the layer.  Interesting stuff!

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