Morning storm over Tetons & Moulton Barn
A morning thunderstorm passes over Grand Teton National Park and the Moulton Barn.
How I did it: Timing is everything. The best light for the Moulton Barn is early morning. When I'm in Jackson, Wyoming and near the Tetons, I go to the Moulton Barn every morning to see what will happen. Photographing near sunrise and close to the summer solstice (this photo was taken on June 30, 2009), places the sun as far north as possible, and allows for maximum Polarization -- which helps to dramatize the clouds, cut through haze, and increase color saturation. (And sometimes you get lucky and receive a dramatic passing storm as a bonus!)
Location and History: There are two well-known barns in Jackson Hole. This is the more famous southern barn built by Thomas Alma Moulton in the early 1910s. Less than a mile north of this is the slightly less famous, John Moulton Barn. The T.A. Moulton Barn is all that remains of the homestead built by Thomas Moulton and his sons between about 1912 and 1945. It sits west of the road known as Mormon Row, in an area called Antelope Flats, between the towns of Kelly and Moose. Country Magazine called this barn "The Most Photographed Barn in America." due to the dramatic Teton Range rising behind it.
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