Like most people, being out in nature inspires me and I love to hike. But I am not really a nature photographer. My landscapes are skyscrapers and people, not national parks.
Of course I did take the obligatory photographs of the mountains and tall trees and streams, etc., but when doing that I felt more like a tourist than a photographer.
One piece of advice I have is don't change your style just because you've changed your location. And as a street photographer, I couldn't get all of the funny tourists out of my head.
Landscape photography tends to be one-sided, tranquil and relaxing. And I'm not trying to knock it, that's how it should be. It makes you feel like you are the only person in the world staring at this grand piece of nature.
But that is just what the photographer chose to show you. The reality is that there are often hundreds of tourists in crazy looking hats and ridiculous t-shirts standing next to you, staring at the same view and getting in your way on the trails. At some points I was all by myself, but at others I felt like I was walking through Grand Central Station.
So here's my interpretation of the Grand Tetons.
I'd like to say this is a random tourist, but it's my good friend Jason. He definitely had one of the better tourist shirts of the day.
It always helps your nature photographs to have flowers in the foreground :)
I found the source!
And of course the most beautiful hat wearer of the day :)