• Climbed over the fence? - CharlesUibel
  • Actually there is a gate in the fence just to the left of this picture. - Bachspics

The Most Photographed Barn in America

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This was the scene when I arrived at Moulton Barn near Grand Teton National Park a couple of weeks ago. The time was approximately 6:45 a.m. and there were 18 photographers all lining up basically the same shot.

It is relatively easy to see why this particular barn is the most photographed barn in America. It has character, a great setting and a world class backdrop. It is also only 15 miles north of Jackson Hole, Wyoming (which has major air service from all the big cities) and has shown up on photographer's "must visit" lists for years.

And if you are headed out to the area, it is just off Antelope Flats Road about four miles north of Moose Junction.

The only question I had was...."I wonder how many of these shooters will be posting their shots on Flickr?"

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  1. Bill from Boston 103 months ago | reply

    Wonderful shot and simply hilarious narration. So good.

  2. Tex Flix 103 months ago | reply

    Jeff- Just made in to a country that has decent internet service. Of course, it's right in the middle of a coup! Oh, well... At least I can Flickr! : )

    This just cracks me up! What's interesting is that it still looks breathtaking even with all those photogs in the foreground!

  3. Beefus 103 months ago | reply

    I love these kind of "behind-the-scenes" shots :)
    Nicely captured!

  4. tydan 103 months ago | reply

    Impressive ....

  5. Voetmann 103 months ago | reply

    HAHA very funny!

  6. moved2kimifoos [deleted] 103 months ago | reply

    Great idea to capture this first.

  7. FlorinC 103 months ago | reply

    Wild story. More importantly , I like that u put up this shot as a behind the scenes shot. Same thing was happening on 9/11 earlier this month when the memorial lights were on. Very cool.

  8. griffsflickr 103 months ago | reply

    Isn't that just surreal.

  9. scott cassidy [deleted] 101 months ago | reply

    I think thats me over there! Great shot.

  10. Mark Griffith 100 months ago | reply

    This is a great shot Jeff.
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    Found in a search. (?)

  11. justpedalhard 92 months ago | reply

    i will definitely go to this spot when we visit next month. nice shot

  12. Bachspics 91 months ago | reply

    I'm the Admin of the Bachspics Gallery / By Invitation
    This is an exceptional photo. I hope you will consider it an honor to place your photo in my “invitation only” gallery. Please add it to Bachspics Gallery/By Invitation Group Feel free to tag your photo BachspicsGallery

  13. giuli@ 87 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called I fotografi aka Photographers&cameras, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

  14. bla04017 85 months ago | reply

    I just found this post and I loved it!! My great grandfather and his father built this barn. He used to say, "If I had a nickle for every picture taken of the barn, I would be rich!" And I SERIOUSLY don't doubt it! Thanks for sharing.

  15. little-wings 82 months ago | reply

    Haha, that's great! You really do see a ton of photos of that barn on Flickr. I mean, it's nice and all, and those mountains behind it are pretty great, but there's just something... kind of cheesy about taking photos with a ton of other photographers. It's more fun to go out and find new territory...

  16. Richard M Nixon 68 months ago | reply

    good grief, you'd think people had never seen a barn before

  17. dwagar 68 months ago | reply

    "climbed over the fence" Theres a break in the fence I walked right up to it in July...ive got a picture I could post!

  18. DORFDORF 58 months ago | reply

    anyone read white noise by don delillo?

  19. irisinafrika 50 months ago | reply

    Is this the most photographed barn in America that Pynchon describes in his novel White Noise? Wow, I didn't know it really existed! But maybe that is because I am from Holland.

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