Odd Man Out

State/Province/Region
WY
Country
US
Nearest Area
Grand Teton National Park
Town
Jackson, WY
Description

This is one of my favorites of all my images as it represents what I believe to be the essence of photography, capturing ordinary scenes under extraordinary circumstances. During my 4 years living in Jackson, WY, I must have passed this tree hundreds of times without ever looking twice. On this morning in late fall, a substantial snowstorm engulfed the Teton Range taking away the chance to get the trophy sunrise shots. I decided to explore. As I was passing through Grand Teton National Park, a weak spot in the clouds above allowed a few moments of light to illuminate the brilliant yellows in this beautiful cottonwood tree. A forest of evergreens seem to watch in envy as their beautifully illuminated counterpart basks in a short-lived moment of glory before facing a long and brutal winter.

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Date Added
March 8, 2010
Date Taken
March 8, 2010

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