Barns

August 19, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

When I first visited the Tetons and surrounding area nearly 20 years ago, I was fascinated by the many interesting barns I saw. There are, of course, the famous homesteads on Mormon Row in the Park - but if you take the pass over the mountains to the farms and ranches of the Teton Valley, you'll find many more. These aren't 100-year-old historical structures, but they're still interesting. Some are collapsing. Many are in use. All of them have character.

Before the fires which are burning in Western Idaho, Eastern Oregon, and Eastern Washington filled the skies with haze and put a temporary halt to my work, I spent a day in the Valley alongside a beautiful barn watching and waiting while showers darted in and out. The image I ended up making reminded me of a study in "primary colors." The red roof, blue sky, and dry grass with strong yellow tones - coupled with the fantastic sky - created a nice combination of color and texture.

Passing RaindropsPassing RaindropsLight showers dance in and out, dressing up the lazy afternoon skies over the Teton Valley; the Big Hole Mountains provide a scenic backdrop. (Driggs, Idaho)


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