Night Photography in Grand Teton National Park

Not only am I lucky enough to have In-Laws who live in Jackson Hole, Wyoming I also have a father-in-law who is a photographer. Through his contacts he found a professional who would school us in night photography. I must admit it's a subject that I found intimidating but after this one evening I just wanted it to be dark so we could shoot more! It really helps to have skies with very little light pollution as only the west can deliver.

The location was the Shane cabin as seen in the 1953 movie of the same name. The cabin still stands although without a roof and plenty of stinging nettle growing inside but this is nighttime in Grand Teton National Park so we were bundled up protecting us from the nettle and the cold.

We moved around and played with lighting. We were outside the cabin as well as inside. We captured the milky way, a distant forest fire and shooting stars. For a little while we could hear coyote.

Snow day

All. Day. Long.

The winter of 2015-2016 got off to a mild start. Christmas Eve was close to 70F which is outrageous for New England. We finally had a snow day on February 5. 1" was predicted but we received close to 10". The dogs absolutely love the snow. Piper being a border collie is hyper focused on your feet wanting you to kick up the snow for her to catch in her mouth. Stella tries to dig through the snow down to the ground and because this was a heavy, wet snow it becomes packed into balls in her long fur. Some of the balls were as big as softballs! I took my camera outside during the storm and then later when the sun came out. There's something magical about a snow day.

This video I made last year, one of our many snow days. Visions of sweet Gayle who was still happy and mostly healthy and before Piper.