Photographer's Note

I took this after a trip river rafting on the Snake. There is a lake north of Jackson called Jenny Lake. On the west side of the lake there is a trail that leads to a waterfall (Hidden Falls: very beautiful waterfall). You can take a ferry across the lake or hike around the lake to get there.

On the way down from the falls the trail turned and offered a glimpse of the river cascading down to the lake. I didn't have much time (nor a tripod...Doh) because my kids were rapidly wanting to go back to the boat (something about a bear being further up the trail...where's the sense of adventure? I mean if you can't get maimed while Dad is taking a photograph, wherein lies the value of life?). I leaned against a tree for stability and went with the slowest shutter I dared to use. I had some old Kodak negative film from a service station in Alpine Junction. The lens I used is an old POS 35-120 zoom that has plenty of fungus growing in it. Still works though.

I wish that I had some slide film, a tripod, and some time to really do this scene justice. Definately want to go back someday soon. There is a place past the falls called Inspiration Point that is supposed to have a wonderful view of Lake Jenny and the Tetons. Didn't get to go due to the bear...

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