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Jacob Routzahn

It was the first morning of my return trip to Jackson Hole, and I knew an early morning would be ahead of me.  Sure enough, my alarm jerked me out of my sleep at four in the morning and off I went.  

I began to rise out of Flatt Creek Valley, catching my first glimpse of The Grand and her neighboring peaks, when I notice an amazing shroud of fog hovering over the valley floor.  Barely able to control myself, I thanked the Heavens for such an amazing setup.

When I arrived at my location, I immediately assembled my gear and began to shoot.  Though there was cloud coverage to the East, the light that ended up penetrating was an amazing sight to behold.  

It was hard to think that I lived in Jackson for three summers in a row and only once woke up in time to catch sunrise.  

Overall, this three shot horizontal pano was a treat to shoot considering it has been literally months since I have last shot.  Life had...

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Jacob Routzahn

After the photo trip ends and you are in your snuggie uploading pics sipping on a nice hot chocolate, you start flipping through your new shots.  If you're anything like me, you know you've got a few solid shots, a bunch of "eh" shots, and then those blurry, accidental snapped shots you forgot to delete. 

The problem that I've run into in the past is that I would immediately try and delete as many of those "eh" shots as I could to save on hard drive space.  Then go to what I thought was hands down my best images and begin editing.  I am a little guilty as I still do this sometimes.  Occasionally though, after I've visited an amazing area, I sometimes find that even my best images are disheartening and frustrating.  Almost like they don't represent the actual scene witnessed while there, whether it be that very morning or after a weeklong trip. 

If this ends up being the case, I have found that giving it a day or two and returning to...

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