Early morning hours are generally prime time for shooting any location along the front range of the Tetons, but sometimes opportunities present themselves which require a little extra effort. Previously when the sun was up, of course the wind was blowing. After the sun retreated on the other side of the mountains, not even a breeze could be felt. Utter calm prevailed, which allowed me to work with a variety of aperatures and shutter speeds to capture the depth of field and sharpness I was looking for. With the help of a combination of a three stop hard edge and a two stop graduated filter (stacked), I was able to bring the sky into line with the shadowed 'Mules Ear' flowers creating the image you see here.