A Bison Encounter by jeffclow

When this young bull bison raised his head and stared straight at me earlier this year, I felt a instinctive rush of fear inside my being…

I knew it was very unusual for him to raise his head above his shoulders and I also knew that this move was precursor to a charge.
My heart was pounding as I tried to get a focus lock on the eyes while my brain was telling me to get behind the car.
He was about twenty five yards away and he was looking me straight in the eye.
I felt scared. I felt alive. I felt the fear of generations of genes inside me that had laid dormant all these years.
One second, calm. The next second, fear on a primal stage that touched every nerve ending. Fight or flight.
Fight or flight….
Were you there for a minute with me?
I hope so.
That’s the magic of photography. It can transport you to another time and another place in an instant.
And then you’re back again…

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Light in the Windows by jeffclow

When the first rays of light hit the structure at Portland Head Lighthouse …. the windows on the building glow as if illuminated from inside.

It definitely pays to get up at oh dark thirty…

Taken with a Sony a7 coupled with a Sony/Zeiss 16-35mm lens.

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The Shooter by jeffclow

One of the many fun aspects of hosting a photo tour is getting to see some great photographers “working the scene”.

I took this photo of a friend of mine at upper Schwabacher Landing in Grand Teton National Park last month. She was so focused on the scene that I don’t even believe she knew I was standing behind her….

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Daybreak at Thomas Alma Moulton Barn by jeffclow

One of the really amazing things about the world famous Thomas Alma Moulton barn in Jackson Hole is that for a few brief moments on certain mornings….the two windows appears to be lit from light within the barn.
In reality, it is simply the angle of the rising sun that creates the phenomenon. But it is really fun to be there when it does happen…

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First Light at the Overlook by jeffclow

A beautiful early morning moment at the Snake River overlook earlier this week….photographed with my iPhone.

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