Living just over the “hill” from Grand Teton National Park and just “down the road ” (a few hours) from Yellowstone National Park has had a huge impact on my photography; my natural environment is quite photogenic for landscape and wildlife photography.  I don’t have to go on vacation to see natural beauty and I must admit that it makes it easier to adopt a “routine” of getting up early to take photos of beautiful sunrises even though getting up early in the summer means 4:00 am.

But I love it and recognize how much easier it is for me to put myself in an absolutely gorgeous environment for sunrise and sunset compared to the 37 years I spent in South Bend, IN.  I enjoyed my years in South Bend but I recognize that getting into a “photo routine” in a city can be much more difficult that living next door to a National Park if you are interested in landscape or wildlife photography.  I have great respect for my photography friends in South Bend who take some great photos.

To view my photos of Grand Teton National Park simply click here.


To view my photos of Yellowstone National Park simply click here.