Grand Tetons – Photography Blog USA Trip
Photography blog day one – Having arrived in Jackson, Wyoming from Australia last night we set out at 6am for our first sunrise opportunity. We didn’t plan anything for our first day as it was more of a scouting day.
Sunrise we ended up at Oxbow Bend with about 100 other photographers. We had planned our holiday for peak fall season with the hope of some snow and we’ve been lucky. Fall color is peaking and they had some snow last week to add some drama to the mountains.
Oxbow Bend was about 45mins north of our hotel in Jackson and their was plenty of roadside parking. We walked by the side of the river and I must say I regretted not wearing my hiking boots. As the sun came up there was a bit too much cloud. The light didn’t really reach through the clouds and the mountains were heavily covered by cloud. It’s a great location and we’ll be back there for sunrise tomorrow hoping for less cloud cover. We’ll also stay a little higher up from the river just to add a bit more depth to the fore and mid ground.
More Grand Teton Locations
For the rest of the day we scouted our Jackson Lake, Morman Row, Moose-Wilson Rd, Schwarbacher’s Landing, Blacktail Ponds, and Snake River Overlook. Gros Ventre Rd was closed.
We were lucky to see Moose and Buffalo on our travels. The Buffalo were on the side of the main Highway 89 North and the moose were by Jackson lodge and on Moose-Wilson Rd.
In the afternoon we headed back to Schwarbacher’s Landing and Blacktail Pools. The clouds were receding providing some great views of the Tetons with the fall color in the foreground.
As dusk came we headed back along Moose-Wilson Rd hoping to see more wildlife. Maybe tomorrow…
You can read day two of our US trip photography blog here.