The Place You Drew As a Child

This is one of those places I had always been looking for; I think maybe it’s one of those places that we are all looking for. I was happy to grab it and keep it part of my story.

There is a bit of drama to this one, I suppose. I had been adventuring on a little river about a mile from here. I had parked and walked off into the forest here in Wyoming by the Tetons, in search of these kinds of environs. I was shooting a nice part of the river and then I looked up — and a huge bull buffalo had walked up behind me, about ten feet away. These things are kinda dangerous and unpredictable! The bison was not impressed with my camera in the slightest, and he just regarded me for a while… It looked like my path would be blocked, so it gave me another reason to go deeper and further upstream.

After a bit, I found a huge beaver dam, that backed up this little lake, just large enough for me to fit in the frame…

(Oh, and a side note from yesterday’s thread… yes I have the D3X now, and my goal is to post the first shot from that beautiful beast on December 25th, which will thusly be known as D3X Day. I still have a wide myriad of shots from the D2X that I continue to process and post, so the next few years will have a broad mix…)

The Place You Drew As a Child (by Stuck in Customs)

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  • Eugene

    Breathtaking, One of my favorite Trey. Awesome.

  • http://flickr.com/photos/neilsingapore/ neil

    Nice!
    For me, all it is missing is a square house with square windows and a chimney with a spring sticking out of it ;-)

    I hope you got a shot of the Bison, and I am looking out for the first D3x image (I dunno.. too many pixels for one man!!)

  • Todd

    I see this in my dreams. It is so beautiful, Thank you!

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com tratcliff

    Thanks… Yes Neil – I did forget the little house with a 4-paned window and a door! :)

    Also, since I am in the south, I tended to draw more of an “oak” tree with a bubbly-cloud canopy… but I suspect people in the north drew fir trees.

  • Susan

    Beautiful shot Trey – so peaceful! Of course I would still be looking over my shoulder for the buffalo!

  • DEE

    I love the beautiful shadows.

  • http://www.pbase.com/zarabeth Fenraven

    Very nice. Peaceful and serene. I just got a new camera, too. I went with the Canon SX10 IS. Not a DSLR, but it does have a 20x optical zoom and was in my price range. How comfortable do you feel taking your camera out into really cold weather? Like below freezing, even sux-zero? I live in Wisconsin, and we’ve been getting a lot of that lately (jeez, I’m sick of winter!) so I’ve not been getting out to take pictures. I know extreme cold drains the batteries, but does it actually harm the camera?

  • http://www.clearcrystalmedia.com/gc/ Chris

    Very nice. Almost like a Bob Ross painting. ;)

  • glenn hemminger

    It is a joy each morning to turn on the computer and see what you have posted. It is amazing what your camera catches and what the human brain sees.

  • http://6uold.blogspot.com/ 6uold

    Where’s the beaver damn? I don’t see it.

  • Dr. Electro

    Where’s my fly rod? I drew it like this. I’m from the same part of the world you are from, too. I didn’t draw the house, I drew the bison. Moo.

  • Dr. Electro

    Okay, sometimes I added deer, moose or elk.

  • http://www.voidmemory.net Hector Garza

    Great story behind a wonderful picture.
    I wish we had more places like this one around my town (or maybe not, as it would be full of trash by now :( )

  • http://natelawson.com Nate

    Very nice indeed! Being from Wyoming (about 10 minutes from the Rockies!) I love seeing photos of my “backyard!”

    Next time you’re in town, give me a ring, we’ll go on a photowalk together!

  • http://www.naturallycomposed.wordpress.com Matthew Taylor

    A scene like this is one that always sparks a dilemma. Do I cast my fly rod, or do I snap the shutter?

    Great shot once again.

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com tratcliff

    Thanks! :)

    Fenraven – I’ve never had cold issues at all… I get cold way before my camera does!

    Chris – Bob Ross! haha…

    Nate – a photowalk sounds fun!

  • Dr. Electro

    We have a majestic mountain range a few miles from town. It rises out of the Rio Grande valley in much the same manner the Teton rises from its surround. It’s not quite the same since the Sandias are in the desert and the Teton is in northern woodland.

    Mountains are lovely from anywhere to anywhere else but the Teton is a magical range.

  • Deb

    AWESOME!!! It is a joy to turn on the computer in th am and find some other gem of the world waiting for me in a beautiful picture. Thank you so much for sharing! Happy Holidays!!!

  • http://Yahoo Bob the builder

    Beautiful! You post so many pictures of places I wish I could visit. I might never get there, but at least I have seen them. Thank you!

  • http://suzanneanderson.blogspot.com/ Suzanne

    Trey, your Wyoming photos are always my favorites.

  • Shelley

    I stumbled upon your site through Flickr, and your photos take my breath away…literally. Well done.

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