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Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Moulton Barn - A personal favorite!

For many photographers, saying one of your images is your "favorite" feels a lot like publicly admitting that one of your children is your favorite. Lucky for me photographs do not have feelings! This week's Photo of the Week is indeed one of my personal favorites as I am looking at it hanging on my office wall as I write this blog entry.

Moulton Barn at Mormon RowGrand Teton National Park
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This image is of the Moulton Barn in a section of Grand Teton National Park known as "Mormon Row". The image appeals to me on several levels. First, the Tetons are one of my favorite spots on Earth. Every time I have been there, I have felt a deep sense of well being and awe. Second, the image evokes a great combination of nature and history. If you know nothing of the history of the Moulton barn, you can still get a great feel of the "Wild West". Indeed, I half expect to see a group of cowboys ride up to the barn when I look at the photo for any length of time. While the photo suggests the history of the barn, the mountains looming above also serve as a reminder of the force and power of nature – especially in this part of the country.

The actually history of the barn dates from the "late 1800s" according to descendants of the barn's builder, Thomas Alma Moulton. It sits in a region of the park known either as "Antelope Flats" or as "Mormon Row". The latter name comes from the Mormon homestead community that existed along the road of the same name. According to "Country Magazine", this is the most photographed barn in the United States. If you have been here and have stories of the area, I would love to hear from you. Please feel free to comment at the end of this entry.


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Karen said...

That photo is indeed a work of art! It's stunning.

Gary said...

Great photo!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Kay L. Davies said...

Those mountains are amazing. I can see why you love this photo.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
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Anonymous said...

Wow - this really is spectacular! I can well understand why it's a personal favourite.

Joyful said...

What a fantastic setting and photo.

Walk in New York said...

tres beau paysage, j'aime beaucoup cette maison en bois avec la montagne au fond

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Anonymous said...

This is an absolutely amazing shot, John!