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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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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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Posted in Canon 5D Mk II, Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L USM, Grand Teton National Park, National Elk Refuge, Wyoming Also tagged , , |

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 – Part 2

This is part 2 of 12 Best Landscapes 2013 and I continue on today with 2 more of my favorite landscapes. We stay in the Grand Teton National Park area. My first image today was however not in the National Park, but on the west side of mountain range on the Idaho Side of the Teton mountain range. This image was taken from Driggs, Idaho and a view that was a first for me this year. It challenges for one of the best views of Grand Teton Mountain I’ve ever seen. The west side of the mountain range is surrounded by farmland the mountain is magnified as it standup among the rolling grassland on the Idaho Side of the Tetons.

Idaho Grand Teton Sunset

Idaho Grand Teton Sunset | Click to Enlarge

Image number 4 takes us back into Grand Teton National Park, but this time at night along Oxbow Bend. Oxbow Bend is a quiet bend in the Snake River with amazing views of Mt. Moran and is known for some amazing sunrises with spectacular reflections on the Snake River. The river at that bend is slow-moving and makes for glass like water to give off that amazing reflection. Ryan Wright and I went there at night this time to capture some stars and the Milky Way. Here is the Milky Way and the stars reflecting off of the glass-like water at Oxbow Bend.

Milky Way at Oxbow Bend by Rick Louie Photography

Milky Way at Oxbow Bend | Click to see it Large


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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

Teton Views – Click to Enlarge or Purchase

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Posted in Canon 5D Mk II, Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II USM, Grand Teton National Park, landscape, mountain, Wyoming Also tagged , |

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

Morning at John Moulton Barn – Click to Enlarge

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Schwabacher Sunrise

I’m taking you back to Grand Teton National Park today for a Schwbacher Sunrise!  Schwabacher Landing is such a special place and the sunrise on the last trip with Ryan Wright was just spectacular. The road to Schwabacher Landing was closed this year, so getting down there for sunrise meant a half hour hike in the dark.  It was truly worth it! This image was just after the alpenglow had gone, but the light on the mountain tops and the clouds was still special with a nice golden glow.  I zoomed in a little closer on this image than my previous image giving more attention to Teton Mountain. A duck had just swam by so the water was still a little unsettled, but still made for a nice reflection

I wanted to give Ryan Wright a special shout out.  He’s the creator behind my new logo and has allowed me to tie my two business together with logos. He’s got a special talent for design and always a great navigator on our trips. He’s such a giving person and truly fun on road trips. If you want a special landscape photographer to follow head over to Ryan Wright Photography. You won’t be disappointed.

Sunrise at Schwabacher Landing

Sunrise at Schwbacher Landing | Click to Enlarge/Purchase

I’m extending my Labor Day Sale through the end of the Month!  I’ve just added this image to the collection. I’ve got a busy month with fall photo tours so instead of taking it down I’m just going to leave it up for the month.  Take advantage of the special savings!

Labor Day Print Sale

Labor Day Savings Extended! – Click to Save!

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Posted in Canon 5D Mk II, Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L USM, Grand Teton National Park, Schwabacher Landing, sunrise, Wyoming Also tagged , , , |

Lake Marie

The Snowy Range is one of the new places I had a chance to visit this year.  It’s only about 3 hours away and definitely a place I need to go back to and explore in more detail. The trip to Lake Marie was just a quick stop along the way to the Grand Tetons, but the early morning sunrise at Lake Marie just left me wanting more. There was still quite a bit of snowpack in the area for our June trip and trails and walkways were only accessible via snowshoe. The Snowy Range held up to its name.

This sunrise shot unfortunately was not greeted with much cloud cover, but the reflection off of Lake Marie was still an awesome site for the eyes, especially as the alpenglow hit the top of the Medicine Bow Peak.  Medicine Bow Peak is the highest point in Southern Wyoming at 12,013 feet.

Lake Marie in the Snow Mountain Range, Wyoming

Lake Marie in the Snowy Mountain Range, Wyoming – Click to Enlarge

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Grand Teton Sunrise

A Grand Teton Sunrise is something special to see.  It’s amazing time of the day in the park and something everyone should experience once in their lifetime. To me it’s the best time to be in the park. Animals are roaming freely in the crisp morning air and then there is this amazing alpenglow that turns a reddish-orange and is an awesome site to see when it covers the tip of Grand Teton Mountain.

This is a 5 image panorama of a Grand Teton Sunrise taken near the Glacier View Turnout.  It’s a panorama I’ve wanted, but never gotten until this year. There is a wall just waiting for this panorama in my office.

I can’t believe it’s half way into July already. I hope you are enjoying the wonderful summer!  Have a great weekend!

Grand Teton Range Panorama

Grand Teton Panorama | Click to Enlarge/Purchase

Capture Notes:

  • Notes: Nothing special used on this image. Just exposed the image across the scene and made the exposure a little dark for the foreground to expose the sky and sunrise correctly. I used Photoshop Merge to create the panorama and then with Nik’s Color Efex 4 I used a graduated neutral density filter to lighten the foreground to match the sunrise. There wasn’t enough exposure difference in this sunrise so I knew my RAW image would have enough dynamic range to compensate for the dark foreground. I also didn’t use the filters because I was afraid of some inconsistencies in filtering as I panned across the scene. I may have to invest in a panorama kit some day so I don’t have to worry about those issues.
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Lens:
    Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Zoom Lens
  • ISO: 100
  • Focal Length: 57 mm
  • Aperture: f/8
  • Shutter Speed: 1/8 sec.
  • Post Processing: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Software For Mac, Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Mac , Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4
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