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Sprinter

April 11, 2024 - Ah, spring! Tulips, daffodils, trees leafing out, green everywhere... Or not. The calendar might say it's spring, but...
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Beauty in Black and White

February 15, 2024 - When I moved to New Hampshire it was autumn: not a bad time to show up. The foliage show is a magnificent spectacle - a...
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Awesome

February 08, 2024 - awe·some (adjective) Arousing or inspiring awe; filling someone with reverential fear, wonder, or respect. Colloquial...
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Page One, Chapter One

January 04, 2024 - Some years ago I read an article written by a landscape photographer who shared his family's tradition of spending New Y...
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Love the One You're With

September 21, 2023 - That's me on a beautiful early October day at the Saco River in the White Mountains. Unfortunately, I won't be in New H...
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Scale

August 17, 2023 - The Teton Range is magnificently imposing. On the eastern side, the mountains rise sharply up from the valley floor; the...
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Mountain Medley

July 27, 2023 - My ophthalmologist isn’t just a skilled physician - he climbs mountains and loves the Tetons. Better still, he's well-ac...
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Singing in the Rain

July 13, 2023 - Summer arrived rather abruptly in Teton Country earlier this week. Even in the mountains toasty temperatures are on deck...
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Go Where You Wanna Go

June 15, 2023 - If you're familiar with pop music of the mid- to late-1960s, you might recognize that as the title of a song written and...
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Second Fiddle?

May 25, 2023 - I find it mind-boggling that Grand Teton National Park, stunningly beautiful and home to one of the most picturesque mou...
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Remarkable Heights

April 06, 2023 - "The most remarkable heights in the great backbone of America..." That's how Alexander Ross, a 19th century fur trader,...
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The Little Things

February 02, 2023 - The devil is in the details. This is certainly true when it comes to photography. There are many details that can impac...
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Beyond Black

December 08, 2022 - Idaho is full of lava fields. Craters of the Moon is probably the best-known volcanic area in the state. There the lands...
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Through the Fog

October 19, 2022 - In one of his poems, Carl Sandburg likened fog to a cat: silent and stealthy. Fog in the Tetons, though, is often anyth...
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Highs From a Low

October 05, 2022 - You didn't have to be a rocket scientist to deduce that the foliage in Grand Teton National Park would be late in turnin...
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Up

August 17, 2022 - Surges of monsoonal moisture have been making their way up here to Eastern Idaho and Western Wyoming over the past few w...
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The North Face

July 27, 2022 - Everyone knows Grand Teton is - well, grand. The tallest mountain in the Teton Range, it demands attention. There's no d...
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Riders on the Storm

July 20, 2022 - Powerful. Dramatic. Imposing. Sometimes threatening. Always unique. Storms make compelling subject matter. Photograph...
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Smoke Gets In My Eyes

July 13, 2022 - The period between late-May and late-July is a flurry of activity for me when it comes to working in Grand Teton Nationa...
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Up, Up and Away

July 06, 2022 - Would you like to fly in my beautiful balloon.... For more than 40 years, hot air balloons have been a fixture in the e...
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Country Roads

June 08, 2022 - Eastern Idaho is heavily agrarian: not just the potato capital of the world, the region is also a big producer of wheat,...
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Lucky Enough

May 18, 2022 - This little plaque was on the wall in my West Yellowstone, Montana room earlier this month. Lady Luck has - thus far -...
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By the Numbers

March 03, 2022 - Just like that March is here and along with it come thoughts of spring. Then again maybe you're way past that. Spring mi...
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Anticipation

February 24, 2022 - I didn't appreciate just how dark the night can be until I started logging a lot of time in the wee small hours of the m...
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Inversion

February 17, 2022 - In late December I wrote about all the snow falling in Teton Country. It began snowing just before Christmas and kept at...
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I See a Story

February 03, 2022 - "There's nothing to shoot!" If we're being honest, all nature photographers likely struggle with this at one point or a...
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Magic Moments

January 27, 2022 - I love a good sunrise; watching one makes for a great start to the day. Photographing one is even better. Of course yo...
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Mining for Gold

October 06, 2021 - 15 magical miles. That's roughly the distance between Willow Flats and the Buffalo Fork of the Snake River in Grand Tet...
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Shine on, Harvest Moon

September 29, 2021 - I generally don't spend too much time at the "trappier" photography traps in Grand Teton National Park during foliage se...
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105 Candles

August 25, 2021 - 105 years ago yesterday the National Park Service was born - though parks such as Yellowstone predated the agency's crea...
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And So It Goes

August 18, 2021 - Soon after moving to the Intermountain West I discovered an inevitability about mid- to late-summer: expect smoke. Summ...
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Monsoonal Magic

July 28, 2021 - Some of the rain that's been falling around the Four Corners is finally making it up this way. Better late than never....
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You Never Know

July 14, 2021 - You might be aware that it's been unusually hot in much of the northwestern U.S. - even at high altitude. Here in Easte...
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Redefining Success

July 07, 2021 - Nobody wants to come back from a photo shoot empty-handed, but it happens. Nature photographers can't control the condi...
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In Black and White

July 01, 2021 - Imagine the mountains of New England in early October at the height of foliage season. It's a cacophony of spectacular c...
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West Side Story

June 23, 2021 - Attendance records in Grand Teton National Park this year have been falling by the wayside (every month but February whe...
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Tick Tock

June 16, 2021 - I got hooked on wildflowers while living in New Hampshire. Lupine season in the White Mountains is lovely; fields explod...
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Stay a Little Longer

June 09, 2021 - Green season is a magical time of year. It's even more special in the semi-arid wild, wild intermountain west due to its...
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Playing Favorites

May 26, 2021 - There's no such thing as a National Park I don't like. Each one is a treasure with unique charms. That said, I do have a...
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There's No Place Like Home

May 19, 2021 - As the crow flies, I live 60 miles from Grand Teton National Park. The Teton Valley is even closer. This proximity isn'...
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Serendipity

May 12, 2021 - During the course of my career in corporate America I spent a lot of time on the road (or more accurately, in the air) a...
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Your Choice

April 21, 2021 - I'm often on my own when working in the field. While I don't mind it, it does influence some of my logistical decisions.
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Over the Rainbow

March 17, 2021 - Summer storms that roll through Jackson Hole can be impressive. Often the leading edge brings with it spectacular cloud...
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From Out of the Ashes

February 18, 2021 - Moving ranks near the top on the list of things I'd rather avoid. It's a lot of work. Disruptive. It can also be very ex...
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Best Sides

February 11, 2021 - Which is your best side? Most people photograph "better" from one side versus the other. There are a variety of reasons...
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A Different Experience

January 06, 2021 - More than one monthly attendance record was shattered in Grand Teton National Park during 2020. September's year-over-ye...
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Rodney Dangerfield and The Sister Parks

October 21, 2020 - If you're old enough to remember comedian Rodney Dangerfield, you'll recall his signature "I get no respect" catchphrase...
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Peaking Beneath the Peaks

September 30, 2020 - The foliage was nearing peak color in the north end of Grand Teton National Park over the past weekend. There are still...
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A Thousand Words

September 09, 2020 - "One picture is worth a thousand words." Popularized in modern times by the early 20th century American advertising ind...
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A Mere Photograph

August 19, 2020 - Sometimes intended praise falls a little bit flat. Case in point: in a recent letter to the editor of a magazine to whi...
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Consolation Prize

July 29, 2020 - The Comet Neowise and I didn't sync up, unfortunately. It wasn't for lack of effort on my part. As is often the case, Mo...
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A Feast for the Eyes

July 15, 2020 - 2020: serving up the mother of all perfect storms. I can't say I saw this coming when the clock struck midnight last New...
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Those Pesky Forecasts

July 08, 2020 - When I'm not traveling, I tune in to the local weather early every morning without fail. This routine is somewhat laugha...
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What's So Grand About the Tetons?

June 24, 2020 - I've been trying to convince a long-time friend and classmate from high school days to visit the area, having offered to...
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Moments of Magic

June 10, 2020 - The wildflower situation so far this spring in Teton Country has been superlative. As far as Arrowleaf Balsam Root are c...
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On Repetition

May 27, 2020 - While I enjoy experiencing and photographing new locations as much as the next person, there's also much to be said for...
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From One Extreme to the Other

April 09, 2020 - Photographing the landscape is often a tale of contrasts. On the one hand, we wait. We sit in the darkness before dawn...
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Use Your Legs

October 10, 2019 - Visit any national park or forest and you'll find many scenic pullouts and vistas. They're situated where they are for a...
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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

October 04, 2019 - That's often the $64,000 question, right? After waiting (and waiting) for challenging conditions to improve, is it prude...
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Has Every Great Photograph Already Been Taken?

September 04, 2019 - Is it even worth trying to make photographs at any of the National Parks? Think of all those who have been there before...
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When Bad Weather is Good Weather

July 16, 2019 - Though many head indoors during inclement weather, that's often prime time for a landscape photographer. Clear blue ski...
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Spring in the Tetons

May 31, 2018 - It arrives late and doesn't last long - but spring is a magical time of year at Grand Teton National Park. Even in this...
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The Snow Came Early - While the Color is Arriving Late

September 30, 2017 - Autumn color in both 2015 and 2016 came early to the Tetons. I was photographing peak color around the 20th of September...
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The Western Slope

July 29, 2017 - Referred to as "the quiet side," the western slope of the Teton Range is much less frequently visited. People who don't...
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Summer Storms

July 18, 2017 - High and low pressure systems have been parked over the western United States in just the right spots to create a southw...
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Green Season

June 08, 2017 - After a long winter during which the Teton Range received record amounts of snowfall, the arrival of "green season" is e...
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Eye to Eye With the Teton Peaks

April 03, 2017 - I've been wanting to photograph the Teton Peaks up-close (via small plane) for months. In the summer, haze can be an iss...
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Making Unique Images in Often-Photographed Locations

September 27, 2016 - National parks can be challenging locations in which to shoot: stunningly beautiful, yet often-photographed. How to make...
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Rain Dance

August 09, 2016 - The last few weeks have been exceptionally dry here, with monsoonal moisture from the four corners region unable to pene...
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Autumn at Grand Teton National Park

September 27, 2015 - Having photographed northern New England's spectacular autumn "show" for 20 years, I decided this year - my first based...
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Not in Kansas Anymore...

August 05, 2015 - The move is behind me. I've traded the spectacular New England scenery which I've come to know intimately over the past...
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