We probably wouldn’t have gone to Jackson this year if I hadn’t needed to visit the town library. The scientist has been under extraordinary pressure these last few months, and it’s hard to justify the time away from the lab. So we made a short trip, with time for only a few photos. The original mission on the day I shot this landscape of Mt. Moran was simply a record shot of my favorite trees in Grand Teton NP, maybe anywhere. In all the years I have hiked, kayaked and photographed in the park, I had never seen them as glorious as they were this October. One more gift that came from my US 89 project. I will finish the book but the highway goes on forever.
My photographic life got simpler when I started wrapping a rubber band around each camera battery after I charged it. The rubber band necessarily comes off to go in the camera body, and stays off until recharged. Now I know on sight whether a battery is charged up. No thinking. I have enough to think about to make pictures I want to make.