Jackson Hole – Mormon Row

I have been looking forward to getting back to Mormon Row at Jackson Hole WY for near 20 years for a chance to re-take some of my most cherished shots. The last time that I was here, I was taking photographs on slide film.

After convincing Julie to be up at the crack of dawn and getting out to the area, the weather was not the greatest. There were some rain clouds around and earlier in the morning there had been some lightning around the back of the Tetons.

So, I have resigned to the fact that the photos will be processed in order to rescue them.

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Yosemite Park Photos

We went through the famous US park of Yosemite in CA a few days ago. Unfortunately, I have not had any time for the photo processing as yet, but here is a preview.

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Bodie Photographs

Bodie State Historic Park – California

We spent some time at Bodie in California and it provided some good photographic opportunities. The weather was great and the crowds were low.

Bodie is close to the town of Bridgeport in the Yosemite area. It is easily reached, but the last few kilometres is dirt road in good condition (by Australian standards).

This ghost town was a former large gold mining town that has been abandoned for many years. It was so large at a point in that it had 60 saloons.

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Travel Tripod

As a photographer, I prefer to use a tripod for travel shots – particularly landscapes. For shots taken early in the morning, or late at night, having a solid platform to keep the camera steady for long exposures is a must.

Choosing a tripod can be a quite a personal thing for photographers. Everyone has their favourite style or brand.

I have a number of great tripods of different styles which are solid but mostly are pretty heavy as well as cumbersome.

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