Friday, September 21, 2012

Fall comes to Jackson Hole area

Along Red Creek Cyn
Canon 1DsIII, EF24-70 (48mm) f/5 1/160 ISO 100
First a word of caution.  If you think the colors are being manipulated you are wrong.  The colors you see here are exactly as we saw them.  There is of course some slight variances due to the camera, type of sensor and whether or not a filter was used on the lens.
Canon 1DsIII, EF 24-70 (51mm) f/4.5 1/160 ISO 100
The best way to describe what we're seeing is using either a bag or Skittles or Starburst candy.  Pick up either and you'll see a close approximation.
Along Red Creek Cyn
Phase One DF/IQ160 55mm LS f/2.8 1/200 ISO 50
We've been in the Jackson Hole area since September 1st and during that time we've been searching for color.  In vain.  What we have had is smoke from several local wildfires.  The good news is that one of the fires is mostly contained.  The other bit of good news is that we have been fortunate to meet several of the firefighting personal that were sent here not only from Wyoming but through out the nation.  We've also met, sat and talked with several law enforcement officers from the Forest Service from as far away as Florida.  We'd like to offer a huge "Thank-you" to all the Hotshots and LEO's who ended up in the Jackson Hole area.  You guys rock!
Phase One DF/IQ160 55mm LS f/2.8 1/125 ISO 50
Now to talk about the fall colors.
Travel south from Jackson past Hobart Junction along the Snake River on the 26/89 and you'll enter the Bridger Teton National Forest and Targhee National Forest.  Just before entering Alpine Junction you'll come across areas such as Wolf Creek and Red Canyon.  As a point of reference this is in close proximately to the Grand Canyon of the Snake River.  This is the general area where we saw the first of the colors shown here.
Phase One DF/IQ160 Mamiya 300mm f/4.5 1/200 ISO 50
Along Bear Creek Road
Canon 1DsIII EF 135mm f/8 1/160 ISO 50
Deciding to explore the area after leaving, we took a side road south of Alpine which lead us into the Caribou National Forest and along McCoy Creek Road and eventually Jensen Creek, Bear Creek Roads.
Along Bear Creek Road
Phase One DF/IQ160 55mm LS f/5.6 1/125 ISO 50
The images were captured either with a Canon 1DsIII or Phase One DF/IQ160 digital back.  We've attempted to add more information for each image.
Phase One DF/IQ160 80mm f/2.8 1/125 ISO 50
Fall is visiting the Jackson Hole area - how long she does is anyone's guess.
Phase One DF/IQ160 55mm LS f/2.8 1/125 ISO 50
We'll be sharing more later so stay tuned.
Sandy & Don


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