I love the textures of fall. It’s like giving fingers to my eyes, and in scenes like this I feel every change in color. This shot was taken a good hour after sunset, handheld, high ISO – which adds light and softness to the focus. We had just seen a grizzly bear enter the willows to the right, off frame, and were hoping he would pop out the back side here along the Snake River. The bear never did reappear in the ally but the photo became one of my most favorite shots of the trip.

Snake River

Grand Teton National Park
Moran, Wyoming