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John Moulton Homestead

It’s been awhile since I’ve gone back into my archives, but since I’m heading back to Grand Teton National Park I thought I’d look back through my images to look over some past scenes and also to see if there were some I never got around to processing. I noticed this one of the John Moulton Barn and Homestead.  Many images are taken of the famous Thomas Moulton Barn, but this is his brother John’s Barn and homestead.

I caught this image right after the morning sunrise and used a 17mm tilt-shift to capture the wide perspective as the storm clouds rolled past the homestead. The morning light is really nice on this homestead after sunrise and the sage give it a nice foreground element leading up to the homestead.

I’m looking forward to heading back to Wyoming again and hopefully showing some photographers this area who have never seen it before.  It’s truly a sight for the senses!

Home on the Range

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Grand Teton Mountain

I’ve been doing some planning for the 2016 and looking forward to getting back to Grand Teton National Park. This image is Teton Mountain taken early in the morning on the Taggart/Bradley Lake Trail. The wildflowers were still in bloom and still snow on Grand Teton to accentuate the majestic peak. Looking forward to showing a few other photographers this great spot next Summer.

Grand Teton Mountain

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Miller Cabin | Grand Teton National Park

This is Miller Cabin.  This cabin sits just outside of the National Elk Refuge near Grand Teton National Park along the road to Flat Creek. It’s a wonderful peaceful property with great views of Teton Mountain out behind the Elk Refuge.

Miller Cabin was the cabin of  Robert A. Miller the first superintendent of  Teton National Monument. Miller took up residence in Jackson Hole in 1865 and then eventually settled along Flat Creek. He helped organize the town of Jackson back in 1901 and was the president of the local bank. His wife actually served two terms as Mayor back in the 1920’s.  Miller was chosen to be the administrator of the Teton Division of the Yellowstone Timberland Reserve and eventually established the National Elk Refuge in 1912 near where this cabin resides.  Miller ran the refuge from the house near this cabin. This cabin served as Miller’s home before his time with the Timberland Reserve when he was with the Forest Service. This cabin is now maintained the U.S. Forest Service.

Miller Cabin | Grand Teton National Park | Rick Louie Photography

Miler Cabin near the National Elk Refuge along the road to Flat Creek in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.

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Sunrise on the Open Range

One of my favorite places for a sunrise is in Grand Teton National Park.  There are so many good locations for a sunrise. This particular morning was after an evening astrophotography shoot with Ryan Wright.  It was late enough in the morning that it wasn’t worth heading back to the motel in town so we parked at the Glacier View Turnout and caught a few hours of sleep in the car.  It wasn’t the most pleasant of sleeping conditions but gave us just enough energy to capture the sunrise on the open range in front of Grand Teton Mountain.

We were greeted with a nice herd of bison grazing on the range and then the alpenglow hit the peaks Teton Mountain range. I don’t think the orangish-red glow on top of the Teton peaks ever gets old. I’m envious of the people who get to witness it on a daily basis.

Sunrise alpenglow on the Teton Mountain with bison grazing on the open range in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming | Rick Louie Photography http://wp.me/p2Z3tt-1rf

Sunrise on the Open Range | Click to Enlarge

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Year of the Horse

Today is the Lunar New Year and the Chinese Year of the Horse. The horse is part of a 12-year-cycle of animals that make up the Chinese zodiac. These interact with the five elements: wood, metal, fire, water, earth. 2014 is the year of the wood horse.  So Happy New Year or in Chinese, pronounced: Gong Xi Fa Cai(Mandarin) and Gong Hey Fat Choy(Cantonese)!  Denver Broncos fans, it is the year of the Horse so Go Broncos!  Have a Have a Happy New Year and enjoy the Super Bowl this weekend!

Oh and information on this image:  I captured this horse in a pasture in Grand Teton National Park, grazing among the wildflowers near a stand of aspen trees.  Wonderful scene and some beautiful horses.  I used a long lens and captured this horse from a distance with a shallow depth of field.

Among the Aspens | Horse in the pasture among the aspen trees in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.

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Happy New Year 2014

I wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year 2014!

I’m looking forward to a new and exciting year this year in photography.

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12 Best Landscapes 2013 – Part 3

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. I was able to spend some time with my family and do some relaxing. I hope that your holiday season is enjoyable and relaxing!

We stay in Grand Teton National Park today with an image of Schwabacher Landing. It’s a beaver pond along the Snake River and in the morning gives you the most amazing view of the Tetons along with an incredible reflection on the still water. This year it took a little more effort to reach the landing since the road was closed off due to lack of funding, but it was definitely worth the hike because Ryan Wright and I had the landing to ourselves and witnessed an amazing sunrise!

Sunrise at Schwabacher Landing

Sunrise at Schwbacher Landing | Click to Enlarge

We are halfway done today with my 12 Best Landscapes 2013 and the 6th image brings us back to Colorado. I try to get out on the Eastern Plains of Colorado at least twice a year and it never seems to disappoint. This time it was after storm activity the day before and the morning sky was active with clouds as they continued to move east toward the Kansas border. The formation of swirling clouds and the warm hues from the sunrise created for some amazing contrasts and incredible orange tones. I found this abandoned barn and windmill that made for an amazing silhouette against the morning sky.

Swirling Suspense - Sunrise in Eastern Plains near Lamar, Colorado

Swirling Suspense | Click to Enlarge

We’ll see you tomorrow for images 7 and 8!

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12 Best Landscapes 2013

Starting today I’m giving you a look back at my year and giving you my 12 favorite landscapes for 2013. I’ll be posting two of my favorites each day, except on Christmas, from now till the end of the year with a special post on New Years!  Let’s get started with the 12 Best Landscapes 2013!

The journey began this year with one of my favorite locations, Moab, Utah.  Moab is located just outside two National Parks, Arches and Canyonlands and some of the most scenic places in the county.  This year it was the host location for the NXNW photo blogger’s tour and Justin Balog and myself were host to some great photobloggers.  Be sure to check out their blogs and  their beautiful work. (Michael Criswell, Mark GarbowskiBob Lussier, Chris Nitz,  Dave Wilson). Yes we experiences some amazing scenery, but mostly creating friendships that will last a lifetime.

One of the iconic locations we visited was Delicate Arch and so we wanted to capture it at sunset and then hang around and so some light painting of the arch. We happened to run into another tour group that was going to light paint the arch as we’ll  and it just happened to be led by non other than photographer Dave Black. Such a fun evening outing in the desert southwest.  Here’s the result of that evening’s excursion, a light painting of Delicate Arch.

Delicate Arch Light Painting

Delicately Glowing – Click to Enlarge

My travels this year then took me back to Grand Teton National Park with photographer Ryan Wright.  We hit Grand Teton early in the summer and was able to capture much the Tetons with snow-capped peaks. The Tetons are such a spectacular mountain range and so different front the mountains here in Colorado. There are no foothills and the peaks just rise straight up in dramatic fashion.

One of my favorite icons is along Mormon Row and the iconic Thomas Moulton Barn. It’s just spectacular at sunrise and develops this patina finish as the sun rises in the morning. The Thomas Alma Moulton Barn celebrated its 100th Birthday this year! It’s such a beautiful site.  I never get tired of looking at it.

T.A. Moulton Barn

TA Moulton Barn – Click to Enlarge

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Teton Views

I don’t think Teton Views ever get old.  Ryan Wright and I were exploring some forest service access roads this summer out near Pacific Creek and heading back saw this amazing view of the snow-capped Grand Teton Mountain Range. There mountains are so spectacular in Grand Teton National Park and I think because the mountains go directly up from the valley floor and there are no foothills like here in Colorado. I definitely need to get back again. It’s one of my favorite places.

Teton Views - Wyoming Photography by Rick Louie

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Morning at John Moulton Barn

I was just reminiscing about some of the places I’ve been this past year and thinking about some trips I want to take next year and Grand Teton National Park seems to alway pop up on the list. The park never seems really crowded and not over commercialized and the beauty of the park is just overwhelming.

This was early morning at John Moulton Barn. I love the sunlight on this barn just after sunrise and like to capture it from the willows.  You can move up along the willows and get many different perspectives of the barn. This particular morning the evening storm clouds were moving over the Teton Mountain Range onto the prairie so I capture the last bits of it along the range allowing the wonderful blue Wyoming skies to take over for the day. What an amazing view to wake up to every morning!

Morning at John Moulton Barn

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