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Abandoned Barn at Gros Ventre, WY early autumn



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11 Comments | Report
melkinsco PRO
 
melkinsco October 02, 2018
Beautiful!
keZ007G
 
keZ007G December 03, 2018
I would happily live there! Wonderful shot! X
keepclicking
 
keepclicking December 27, 2018
Fabulous photograph
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Nostroboy December 27, 2018
Congrats on this beautiful shot !
rhendricks Premium
 
rhendricks December 30, 2018
Awesome photo!
MelissaRRussell
 
MelissaRRussell January 16, 2019
Absolutely love this shot.
xenon12
 
xenon12 February 06, 2019
Love the setting, colors and especially the clouds.
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harmeetsingh May 26, 2020
Besautiful
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Tkoenke January 25, 2021
I absolutely love it!!! May I ask where it was taken?
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texaaronpueschel October 02, 2021
Rural utopia/.
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shill718 December 16, 2021
Absolutely stunning!
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in Gros Ventre, WY. Gros Ventre is just East of Grand Tetons NP. The Teton mountain range is in the background of the photo.
Time
The photo was taken in the early autumn season around mid-morning. I had been out in Gros Ventre since sunrise, taking photos of the bison herds and antelope that run free in this area. The early morning hours were overcast, with low hanging clouds across the Grand Tetons. But, around 9 am, the ground fog had lifted, and I could see the possibility of a broken sky. I positioned myself east of the barn, with the sun (if it ever broke through) over my left shoulder. I had to put up with a brief rain squall before the clouds broke up a little. Finally, around 10:30, there was an interesting triangular patch of blue sky, and the sun had penetrated just enough of the cloud cover to add a little filtered sunlight. And this was the shot that came from all that waiting.
Lighting
As I said above, the sun was over my left shoulder, but was mostly obscured by light cumulous clouds.
Equipment
Body was a Canon EOS 1D Mark II, lens Canon EF 24-70 f2.8 II with circular polarized filter, Gizmo tripod.
Inspiration
I try to come up to the Grand Tetons NP and Yellowstone area every year during their color season - which is usually between the last week of September and the second week of October. I usually stay for 5 to 7 days, and I probably hike this general Gros Ventre area almost every morning that I'm in the area. Every year is different, with the snow covering, the extent of fall foliage and - of course - the weather. The morning shots of this barn, with the sun at your back and the cottonwoods and Teton mountain range in the background, always has the potential for an interesting shot. So, I'm out there every year, trying to get THE shot.
Editing
The sunlight was very filtered by the cumulous clouds for this shot, so I had to work on raw format adjusting the shadows on the barn. I also had to adjust the contrast and value on the cumulous clouds.
In my camera bag
When I go to the National Parks, I want to have equipment for both landscapes and animals. So, when I'm hiking out, I usually carry the Canon16-35 f2.8 ii, Canon 24-70 f2.8 ii, the Canon 100-400 f4.5/5.6 ii, Canon 70-200 f 2.8 iii. I also carry polarizing filters, neutral density filters and remote control. I also carry the Canon 200-400 f4 with built in 1.4 teleconverter, just in case some really long range animal action becomes available.
Feedback
The beautiful thing about this area is the rapidly changing weather patterns. The lighting, cloud cover and weather is so fluid that it's possible to get a wide range of images from the same basic subject. For this shot with the Tetons in background, your best time is the morning hours. So, my advice is to get up and out before dawn, dress warmly and carry water to prepare yourself for up to 6 hours of shooting. If the lighting is right, you can still get great shots even in the late morning hours.

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