"SHADOW RIDGE"

"Shadow Ridge"

WIND RIVER RANGE, WY 2020


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One of my favorite pass times while in the alpine backcountry is to lie back against a rock and watch as shadows dance across the granite faces of the mountains around me. That's exactly how I spent this afternoon, while I was waiting to see if anything exciting would happen at sunset. I sat here on a boulder in the middle of a stream, admiring the sublime scenery while I listened to the chirping of marmots and birds while shimmering brook trout slithered around in the stream all around me. 

It's hard to picture a more peaceful afternoon, since this is truly my idea of bliss. I decided that this was the moment and feeling that I wanted to capture, so I set my camera up on my tripod and began composing the scene in front of me. I spent the next hour or so taking photographs as the light changed, and scattered shadows hid different sections of the landscape.

By the time it was sunset, all of the clouds had passed, and the sky was now completely clear. I put my camera away again and continued to sit on that same rock while I watched the last light of the day slowly fade away. I hiked back to my campsite in the twilight, while the ambient glow of the sun was still just bright enough to see my way without a headlamp. This is what photography is all about, capturing a meaningful experience to share with others. 

              

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