WEEK ONE: GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK

WeekOne-094Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.  This trip is a great way to kick off the 52 Photo Project but hard to pick just one photo for the week.  First morning here, we were up at 5:45am and on the road, trying to get the iconic shot of Grand Teton Mountain at sunrise, reflecting in beaver pond. The sunrise was stunning, but 20 other photographers were already in position and no one was going to give up any real estate!  I actually heard “Down in Front!”  It was a bit comical, everyone wanting to go home with the exact same Ansel Adams shot.  So Peter and I retreated and found this amazingly peaceful out-of-the-way spot just outside of the Park, and I’m pretty sure no one else is going home with this one.

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Kathleen Gill

I am a semi-professional photographer, with the passion of a true amateur, drawn primarily to nature and travel, but open to and intrigued by most everything. In 2014, I began working on a 52-Week Photo Project, posting one photo a week that expressed something about that week – a theme, a story, a feeling. My intent was to add an element of story-telling to my work. That project was successfully completed in September 2015 and is all stored in the archive here. After a several month break, I began a new 12-month project. Each month in 2016 I will present a group of carefully curated images – a sort of thematic portfolio – along with an essay. My intent is to improve my editing skills and, of course, motivate me to keep on shooting. Please follow me and let me know what you think. You can see more of my work on my website: www.kathleengillphotography.com.

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