2021—the Tree

The tree at the Artist’s Point overlook at the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone has stood there for a long time. I recently discovered a photograph that I took 55 years ago on my first visit to Yellowstone National Park in the summer of 1966 when I worked at Jackson Lake Lodge in the Grand Tetons. A couple of friends and I hitchhiked through Yellowstone on our day off, stopping at Artist’s Point. In the faded and yellowed Kodak Instamatic print, the tree is barely visible. On this visit, I wanted to feature the tree which stands out from the snowy canyon walls because of the steam from the hot springs below.

5 thoughts on “2021—the Tree

  1. Love the image and story! Wondering if I’ve been there. Have you considered scanning the old photo, re-editing and posting a comparison shot? It would be fun to see the difference!

  2. Very cool to have a chance to redo a photo taken 55 years ago. Time & technique let alone equipment have changed but the tree perseveres.

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