Back at the OxBow After 35 Years

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Hank Waxman on January 11, 2007

This is one of the most beautiful spots in the entire Teton range. I came by here with an instamatic camera in 1969 (inset), and vowed to return with a better camera someday. Alas, we can't always pick the weather, so I'll be coming back again.

walkaboutwest on January 17, 2007

I doubt a change in the weather could improve this photo. Would love to see it posted without the inset. The grey-blues of the overcast weather brings out the subtle colors of the vegetation, and the deep blue-green of the Snake River. There are a million photos taken in Grand Teton during the many days of sunny weather during the year. This photo is more unique and atmospheric.

Your photos are lovely. You seem to appreciate many of my favorite places also. Thanks for the positive feedback!

Hank Waxman on January 17, 2007

Thanks to you too. I've just posted the picture without the inset, and I put in another where Grand Teton was barely visible, coming through the cloud bank.

lolajuice on August 31, 2007

I agree with Eve... I have often fallen into the trap of being disappointed if good weather is in short supply... But this photo is great and moody and subtle and mysterious as it is, I love it, makes me want to go there tomorrow!

Hank Waxman on August 31, 2007

Greetings lolajuice! Immediately north of the Grand Tetons is Yellowstone, and the poor weather followed us there too, however, I was able to capture some (IMHO) great moments solely due to the inclement weather.

My story about this particular spot has much more to it, and perhaps that's what I was trying to re-capture. Thanks for visiting and thank you for the compliments as well.

Tom Lussier Photogra… on October 22, 2010

Absolutely right about bad weather being good(for photography) Hank(and Eve). I love the mood and mystery when the top of a mountain is shrouded in clouds. This is a beauty which I can now appreciate so much more having stood here myself. Nice work my friend.

Best regards, Tom

Hank Waxman on October 22, 2010

Thanks Tom. Isn't this one of the great places in the US to bring a camera?

Best regards,


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    by Hank Waxman