There are times in your life which you look back on as having become seminal points in your personal history. Not that you’re immediately aware of the fact. … but sometimes you are… A trip to the state of Wyoming 2+ years ago was one such point for me. Because I knew going in that it had the potential to be a bit of a turning point. I went with expectation of finding dark skies and attempting to photograph stars. So far, so good… mission tenuously accomplished. What I also found was a previously unknown fearlessness, concerning landscape photography. Up until that point, I lacked the courage to shoot landscapes, having been under the spell of, and intimidated by, the great photographers of our collective past. Great, iconic images of the American West had been a large part of what set me down this path in the first place. And then very fine images by people I had the privilege to know, and whose work I admired. But upon landing in Wyoming, the fear …
Today marks the anniversary of the day President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Act of Dedication law, which created the nation’s first National Park.
Today marks the anniversary of President Ulysses S. Grant signing the legislation that made Yellowstone our first national park. Yellowstone turns the ripe young age of 144 today… Advertisements
Back in August (my goodness, but where has the time gone?!?), I went out to Wyoming for what I was sure would be the photographic adventure of a lifetime. It seems like so long ago, and yet like it happened just the other day, all at once… Which can really do a number on your memories of the places you saw and want to treasure forever. Anyhoo… Advertisements