The Story Behind the Images: Fremont Peak Reflection (2000)

This is a continuation of my series - The Story Behind the Images - the stories about my favorite photographs as I remember them. I hope you enjoy and please share.  

My sister, brother and I started visiting Wyoming in the summer of 1990 two years after the Yellowstone fires.  At the time, I was 15 years old and had just finished a year long introductory photography class offered at our high school.  The vast landscape of Wyoming was quite a contrast to the suburban Philadelphia landscape that we called home.  During these annual trips, the Wind River Range quickly became a favorite spot.  In  the summer of 2000, my sister an I planned a three night trip into Titcomb Lakes that lie at the base of Fremont Peak, Wyoming’s third highest peak.  My brother an I had hiked to the top of Fremont a few years earlier and I had wanted to return to focus on photographing the lakes and peaks.    

The above picture was taken at a small pool located between the Upper and Lower Titcomb Lakes.  I had found this pool while scouting the area in the morning and returned at sunset to capture the alpine glow of Fremont in the still waters of the pool.  I really like the leading line of the grass that extends from the bottom left corner into the reflected peak as well as the contrast between the green alpine grass and white/gray rocks.  Titcomb lakes are spectacular glacial lakes that can take on many amazing colors from deep aqua to an almost emerald green color depending on the time of day and conditions.  

Photo Details - Nikon N90s and a Nikon 24mm f2.8 lens on Fuji Velvia 50 transparency film. It was scanned by West Coast Imaging using a Heidelberg Tango Drum Scanner. If you enjoyed this post please share and visit me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Flickr (links on the left). Thanks again. Jason C. Ruf

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