We left South Dakota last Tuesday. The weather was pretty yucky the whole time, so we were glad to go. We got our drivers licences taken care of though, so we are good for another 5 years.
We spent that night at Independence Rock in Wyoming, which we have done before. It’s a rest stop, a historical place, and a nice place for an evening walk. The wind was blowing hard all night, yep…that part of Wyoming gets the wind, and we were ready to hit the road early in the morning.
When we got to Green River, we decided to do something we have always wanted, and that was to find the wild horses in the area. I did some reading and learned that going on the Wild Horse loop road is best if started in Green River. The road goes through the back country, and connects in Rock Springs. Of course we had the RV, but the dirt road looked really good, so off we went.
We tried to find a place to unhook, and leave the RV but didn’t have any luck. The area is hilly, with the road doing a steady uphill climb, so no flat spots anywhere.
Have you ever experimented with slow shutter speed photography? I have a little bit here and there, but not very much. I know that low light conditions are the best for slow shutter, or if you are shooting in the day time you need a neutral density filter to compensate for the bright light. Otherwise you just have a bright blown out image.
One evening this bull moose was thrashing the bushes. Since it was late evening, and there was no sun to speak of I knew this would be a good time to get this shot.
For this image, I slowed the shutter down and I did the moving. I wanted an image of the aspens in a more abstract way, and slowing it down helped me get that.
Our final week or so in the Tetons was spent looking for wildlife, and enjoying the scenery. The Tetons are a never ending source of beauty for me. Sunrise, sunset, heck…..even mid-day, they are gorgeous.
One evening we decided to walk to one of our favorite spots, and the clouds were looking pretty promising for a nice sunset.
Sunrise is really the very best time for the Tetons, as they are to the west. Waking up early to get to where you want to be is a must. Schwabacher landing is a favorite sunrise spot, especially when the leaves start turning golden.