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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Okay, I'm no Ansel Adams

One of his best-known photographs, Tetons and Snake River, was taken from this overlook in 1942.

Of course he had more dramatic lighting and a lot more clouds. Also, he was Ansel Adams.

The Park Service helpfully provided this sign, which not only gives you some idea how much your own pictures will fall short before you even take them, but also demonstrates why you couldn't take a similar photo even if you had the same camera and the same talent: the bottom of the Snake River bend is no longer visible from here. The trees are taller now, and Adams also cheated by standing on a platform on top of a wagon to see over them.

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