Twin Lakes, Absaroka Mountains, Wyoming, on a summer morning.
On the road from Yellowstone to Cody, Wyoming. Looking across the north fork of the Shoshone River. Need to start packing a fishing rod along with the camera…
When I’m on the road I always try to find somewhere with a good view to take a break and watch the colors change as the sun sets.
Exploring back roads in the mountains can be frustrating. You might spend an hour bouncing down a dirt track, negotiating past washouts and fallen trees, and there is nothing to see but that endless dirt road and trees that all look the same on either side. You’re tired, your whole body hurts from all of the bouncing around, and you start thinking about turning back. Then, up ahead, you see sunlight and a patch of blue sky. You break out into the clear – the whole world is spread out before you – and even the long drive back down the mountain seems worthwhile.
Watching a spring storm move in from the shore of Puget Sound. This image has been posted to the site before – I published a color version that looked pretty good but didn’t capture how complex and interesting the sky was on that afternoon.