Sunrise came early at the Moulton Barn but as the light first settled on the Tetons, filling the clouds with hues of red and yellow, I was awe stricken. When, at last the golden light of morning splashed across the barn, my hands were shaking with excitement.
I set my alarm for 4:15 that morning and managed to crawl from the tent at 4:30. Truthfully I didn’t see any sense in worrying about what to wear but did manage to get my teeth brushed before following the instructions in Jeff’s book about how to get to the barn. It was pitch black outside and I was thankful for those instructions and knew that I probably wouldn’t have made it there without them. My recommendation is to go find the barn the evening before because it will make your sunrise much easier.
No one was at the barn when I arrived and once again I followed some suggestions from the book and found this spot next to the small stream and used my headlamp to set up. Not five minutes after I had gotten to the barn did a photo tour out of Colorado show up. The tour host remarked that it was the first time anyone had beaten him to the barn – some of his participants were quite vocal about their disappointment but the details are not necessary. I tried all levels with the tripod, using a remote and a polarizer. I believe that there are `100 different angles to shoot this from, maybe more, but in that morning light they all work, it just depends on the photographer’s own preference. I like water in my shots, whenever possible. The light was not yet on the barn when this shot was taken, I bracketed five stops and used four images to make this one. Later I will post a shot from when the sun first began to caress the worn boards of the Moulton Barn.
I am a bit late getting going this morning – still can’t seem to get caught up on the sleep. Have a great Sunday everyone!
Also, take a look at my next post, "Left my Heart in the Tetons," I just heard from the father of one of the girls who made the heart on the beach. They were kind enough to offer me that spectacular campsite and I attribute much of the joy of my trip to their kindness.
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