On the first day of our trip through Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park – we had a few spots we wanted to be sure to check off of the list. One of the spots happened to be the Snake River Overlook in Moose, Wyoming – where Ansel Adams took one of my favorite of his images. Of course – the trees were much shorter 68 years ago back in 1942 when Adams took the original, but the stunning beauty of the place hasn’t diminished a bit.
It was pretty humbling taking this vista in, with its historic presence in Adams’ repertoire, and the fact that it is just one of those places that you have to see to believe. It was awesome being there with my Dad and brothers to experience it on top of it all. We got there late in the day, and it turned out to be our last stop in the Tetons…so we decided to wait out sunset. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much going on in the sky for clouds…but we were lucky to have the setting sun retreat just below the skyline this time of year, which made for some awesome light rays creeping over the ridge. I hope you enjoy this shot as much as I enjoyed being able to take it.