Uprooted Magnolia

Grand Tetons: The Ansel Adams Way

Posted in Nature, Photography, Travel by leahyetter on July 6, 2016

Debbie booked us a tour of the Grand Tetons because honestly, we just didn’t know where to start and how to get to where we wanted to go. We needed some direction and we got more than we bargained for with our tour guide, Mike. He was a former National Parks employee and knew so many facts and details of the park, the land and wildlife. It was a great experience having him show us around.
I hoped he would show us the view of the Tetons and Snake River. Sure enough he did but the view I saw was different from the Ansel Adams image that I knew and loved. Of course, Adams shot it in 1942 so obviously the terrain has changed a bit. But Mike also told us that he used a ladder to get this image.
Here is mine:

©Leah Yetter Photographer

And here it is cropped, and photoshopped to mimic the look of the large format camera.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

Of course, my 70D can’t compare to a large format, but it was fun to post process this into black and white.

More on the Tetons later. Cheers!


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  1. Victor Rakmil said, on July 6, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Excellent shots!

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  2. Kevin said, on July 6, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Love it! No mountains like the Tetons

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  3. Eunice Miller said, on July 7, 2016 at 7:42 am

    Did you meet my son 🙂 Were you there during the paintout?

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    • leahyetter said, on July 7, 2016 at 8:42 am

      Paintout? I don’t believe I know what that is. But I didn’t meet too many people. We were on a mission! 🙂

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  4. John Coleman said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Love this. Love Adams, too.

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    • leahyetter said, on July 12, 2016 at 9:40 am

      Thanks! Even though we are saturated with Ansel Adams images, we can still love and appreciate them as if we’re seeing them for the first time. At least, that’s how I feel. It was so neat to see the views he saw, all these years later.

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  5. Mr. Bill said, on July 11, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    Thanks for the pictures. Ansel Adams is one of my favorites.

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  6. Park Pride | Uprooted Magnolia said, on March 7, 2017 at 5:00 am

    […] and the Grand Tetons, go ahead re-visit my posts.  (start here for Yellowstone and and here for Tetons) Who knows, maybe they will inspire you to hit the road and visit a National Park this year! […]

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