September to November

Summer seems to be gone, even in south Texas, and I hope most of you are getting the opportunity to enjoy some outdoor time in the cooler fall and early winter air.  That is why I’m getting so far behind on processing images and keeping up fresh newsletter.  I’ve got a ton of shots from recent outings that I want to share with you, but for now, we will see the remains of those Rocky Mountain Trip photos we started several newsletters ago.  Here are some shots you haven’t seen, including a few from my return trip across Texas on a Sunday morning along I-10 east of Fort Stockton.

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Path along the Jackson Lake shoreline with smokeyTetons at sunset.
Path along the Jackson Lake shoreline with smokey Tetons at sunset.


All of these rocky mountain landscape photos were done with the Canon 5D Mark II camera and either 16-35 mm or 24-104 mm lens on a Feisol cf tripod and ball head with electronic release.  Notice that several were taken before sunrise or after sunset when the colors were saturated and the tones were closer together.


Old farm and rail fence on Mormon Row east of the Tetons at sunrise.
Smoky sunset in the Teton National Park.
Tourists watching the sunset over Jackson Lake, Teton National Park.
Jackson Lake and the Tetons at sunset.


Smoke from forest fires masking the Tetons at sunrise.


Teton Park waterfall in autumn.


Walking a trail into the Idaho aspens on a fall afternoon.


Maples and aspen along the highway in eastern Idaho.


Shadows and aspen trunks in eastern Idaho.


Autumn west of the Tetons in Idaho.

The following shots were taken with the Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 500 mm lens resting on a beanbag atop the car.  I had to get on a frontage road to escape traffic long enough to make these captures.


A Texas "Teton" east of Fort Stockton at sunrise.


Low cloud blowing over a mesa along I-10 east of Fort Stockton.


Full moon setting behind a "wind farm" along I-10 in west Texas.


Male ruby-throated hummingbird hovering at a feeder in my front yard.


The hummingbird shot was done with natural light and a hand-held 500 mm lens in my front yard as I was loading for the trip west in September.  I missed the big influx of hummers and never really saw very many after returning in October.

Have a happy Thanksgiving,


5 thoughts on “September to November”

  1. What a difference flash makes when using with the hummer. And, stark contrast between the Tetons and I-10 Texas.

    I was down that path (maybe not same area) at Lake Jackson. There had been a kill by grizzly just minutes later. But rangers got in FAST to prevent people from getting close.

    Did you need to use some fill flash for that path? It seems that would be dark with fading light. Or did you use HDR? Great photos. I love the Tetons, and Fall is such a colorful season to be there.

    1. Definitely, the hummer needs flash or more processing. I didn’t use flash on the path. The light was pretty even that time of day.

  2. Nice to see you doing some landscape work. Everytime I view the images of the Tetons in September of 2012, I smell the smoke that was in the air. I like the effect the smoke has on your backgrounds. Hope to see you in a workshop next year.

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