MOON OVER TETONS 4 © 2006Grand Teton National Park
We went west to photograph our country for my exhibit America the Beautiful at the Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. The Teton mountain range was one of my main destinations. Niki and I spent ten days photographing the area. During that time, we visited the wonderful town of Jackson Hole where we met David Brookover while admiring his photography in his gallery. We had a great conversation and he suggested that we think about taking a photograph from this particular location. The next morning Niki and I woke up early to drive out and were surprised to see the moon setting over the Tetons, except the light wasn’t right for a photograph. The time to take the photograph was going to be the next morning. We gave David a call and told him about this great photo opportunity and asked if he’d like to join us. We met him the next morning. David shoots in color, so he began photographing early to catch that warm “Aspen Glow”. For black and white photography I needed full sunlight on the mountains so there would be shadows to create shape, form and texture. We waited around talking until the light was right for me. We had a great morning of conversation and shared photographing a wonderful image. It’s always fun to be with another large format photographer – we speak the same language. On a side note, David told me that the pond had been dry for seven years and that I was fortunate that the water had returned. This photograph is hand-printed in Clyde’s darkroom on fiber-based paper, selenium toned, then mounted and matted to current archival standards. The photograph is a limited edition and signed by Clyde. Disclaimer – Cropping, contrast, and image density may vary. To learn more about the darkroom printing process, click here.