Approaching Storm | Mountain Photography

7/3/2020  |  Uinta Mountains, Utah

As the summer storm approached, I could tell things were going to get interesting and would get some amazing photographs! This video gives you a small peak into the moment of standing on the river, gazing at the mountains and hearing the birds sing.

Limited Edition of 20 Museum Grade, Fine Art Prints.This photograph is #1 of 4 in a series of photographs all shot within a 90...

Approaching Storm

Uinta Mountains, Utah

Limited Edition of 20 Museum Grade, Fine Art Prints.

This photograph is #1 of 4 in a series of photographs all shot within a 90 minute period on July 3, 2020. The series is aptly named Summer Storm

Christmas Meadows in the Uinta Mountains is one the most scenic and magical places I've ever been. This day 7/3/2020 didn't disappoint! I found my spot on a curve of the river and relaxed in the car waiting for the light, then the storm clouds began to grow. I went back to the spot and waited as thunder rolled and rain splattered the lens. At 7:16 PM with the sun behind me and dark clouds looming I took this photograph when a passing cloud created a layer of shadow in the distance. This was one of those moments I thought, "wow if it doesn't get any better than this, I've got a money shot". It did get better...

The Uinta Mountains (/juːˈɪntə/ yoo-IN-tə) are an east-west trending chain of mountains in northeastern Utah extending slightly into southern Wyoming in the United States. As a subrange of the Rocky Mountains, they are unusual for being the highest range in the contiguous United States running east to west,[1] and lie approximately 100 miles (160 km) east of Salt Lake City. The range has peaks ranging from 11,000–13,528 feet (3,353–4,123 m), with the highest point being Kings Peak, also the highest point in Utah. The Mirror Lake Highway crosses the western half of the Uintas on its way to Wyoming.