Autumn Dawn in Grand Teton National Park

October 04, 2014


Photographer: Ray Boren
Summary Author: Ray Boren

Oxbow Bend offers one of the most photogenic views in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park. The photo above was captured on the calm but chilly (29 F or -1.5 C) autumn morning of Oct. 1, 2011. I arrived before daybreak, along with a few dozen other would-be chroniclers from around the world, and watched enraptured as the early light crept over golden aspen groves across the way. The glacier-striped face of the Teton Range’s Moran Peak (at top center and also reflected in the oxbow lake in the foreground) is named for Thomas Moran, renowned painter of western U.S. landscapes.

Photo Details: Camera Model: NIKON D60; Focal Length: 45.0mm; Aperture: f/13.0; Exposure Time: 0.020 s (1/50); ISO equiv: 100; Software: QuickTime 7.6.4.