Teton Morning Mist

One of the best places to catch a sunrise in Grand Teton National Park is at Oxbow Bend. Most mornings the water on the Snake River is still and you can use it to give a reflection of Mt. Moran in the distance. The morning light gives a nice orange/reddish Alpen glow to the top of Mt. Moran. On this morning this past fall I was at Oxbow Bend with a number of other photographers. I snuck down along the bank and waited for the sun to rise. I captured a few shots of the Alpen Glow on Mt. Moran, but wasn’t excited with the scene on the bend of the Snake River.

Across the bank on the Snake River from where I was standing there was some incredible colors as fall was approaching the area. The morning mist was hovering over the river giving some nice texture over the reflection and contrast to the fall colors. Such a beautiful morning. I’ve been to this area about 4 times this past year and each time it offers an incredible scene each just as memorable as the others.

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Capture Notes:

  • Great mist and reflection Rick. Really sets a great feel and mood.

  • What a peaceful scene Rick.

  • Love this, Rick! That light fog just above the reflective water is killer, man.

  • Nicely composed.

  • Amazing sir!

  • Early bird gets the misty morning…nicely done!

  • That mist is a wonderful addition to this reflection.

  • Awesome capture Rick! Love the timing to capture the mist.

  • Beautiful Rick. The mist and the reflection are awesome. What a perfect capture.

  • that’s incredible Rick!!