Sunset in the Tetons

It really has been a couple of years since I have really had the burning urge to photograph life. That has been missing and I’m going to work hard at reviving that this year. Back in September 2010 I went on a trip from San Francisco to Utah and from there up to Yellowstone with my Dad and brothers. We learned a lot about each other during that trip as it was our first real trip as adults together. We were trying to use this trip to jump start a yearly adventure, but a 2011 trip didn’t work out so here’s looking forward to 2012.

During our adventure up to Yellowstone we stopped in the Grand Teton National Park for sunset. It was majestic. Watching the sun set through the giant peaks was amazing. I did a time-lapse sequence on one camera and periodically shot through another. There was a group of around 20 people at the stop we were at, and if memory serves almost everyone had a camera. Maybe this was a tipping point as I’ve often been feeling that landscape photography, while a personal passion of mine, really doesn’t have many places that haven’t been capture yet and surely this is even more prevalent in our parks. If you haven’t made it to Yellowstone, put it on your list, I can’t wait to go back.

A Fall Evening

A Fall Evening

There was an awesome sky tonight just before sunset.  My Nikon was in the front of the house so instead of missing it completely, I broke out my iPhone and used Pano to generate a panoramic photo.  While it doesn’t look great in the small size embedded above, click through to see a larger resolution.

This reminded me of Chase Jarvis’ motto, The Best Camera Is The One That’s With You.  Chase has developed an iPhone app and community all around the idea that no matter what camera you have with you, you just need to have one.  So far the community effort is focused on the iPhone but I’m sure we’ll see some new developments around the Droid and other phones.

My Best Camera photos can be seen here.