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The intersection of moisture and light in Grand Teton National Park

Landscape photographers often talk about "chasing the light," but I tell people that we should be chasing the clouds instead. Actually, to be more accurate, we should be chasing moisture. Water in the air makes clouds, which can light up with color at sunrise and sunset, as well as rainbows, fog, and morning mist clinging to the surface of a lake (oh, and it makes the lake too). Water reflects the world around us. Water, freshly fallen, saturates the colors of spring and fall foliage and bedews flowers with liquid diamonds. Water forms ice and snow, its beauty delicately etched into an endless variety of crystalline structures. Water enhances mood, filters light, and can even transform mundane scenes into something special.

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