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McCullough Peaks, Grasslands

Sun rising over the rolling grasslands of the McCullough Peaks area outside of Cody, Wyoming.

McCullough Peaks, Badlands

McCullough Peaks near Cody Wyoming.

The road that takes you through the McCullough peaks area is dirt and in most places accessible without four wheel drive. This is the view from near the highest area the road crosses. If you take it from start to finish it is 22 miles long. The dirt road takes you through desert, rolling grass covered hills, and areas reminiscent of the badlands.

I saw deer and antelope, but did not see any of the wild mustangs known to frequent the area.

Sunrise at McCullough Peaks

McCullough Peaks near Cody Wyoming.

This area is highly scenic, with rugged terrain containing the characteristic colors of the Willwood geologic formation. It is home to a rich concentration of fossils as well as wild horse herds.

Milky Way, Sage Flats

Photographed from the sage flats in front of the Tetons. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. All of the foreground light is moonlight, no light painting. Single image photograph.

String Lake, Milky Way

Grand Tetons National Park, Wyoming.

Rocky Shoreline

Rocky bottom of Jenny Lake illuminated by the last light of sunset. Grand Tetons National Park, Wyoming.

National Elk Refuge

Sunrise on the south end of the National Elk Refuge near Jackson, Wyoming.

Jenny Lake, Sunset

Jenny Lake just after sundown. Grand Tetons National Park, Wyoming.

Jackson Lake, Milky Way

I set up on the shore line of Jackson Lake to shoot the sunset over the Tetons and then do a star trail series from the same view. After these were done I looked back to my parking spot and saw how great the Milky Way was.

After a few failed attempts to shot it with cars entering the frame partway through the shot I decided to time it so that I used the cars headlights to illuminate the treeline. I opened the shutter just before the car appeared and it clicked off just after the car disappeared.