This photograph of the Moonlit Barn along Mormon Row in the Grand Teton National Park was the first photograph I took during my recent trip to the area. The morning was bitter cold and the winds were quite strong. This made the conditions very challenging. The nice part is that we had both a setting Harvest Moon and a sunrise taking place at the same time. This made the conditions just right for moonlighting the pasture and the side of the barn with just the right amount of light on the front to highlight some of the barn’s detail. Last month I posted another photo taken a bit later that morning of the T.A. Moulton Barn. Even though it was my “test photo” I thought that the moonlit version had some character so I went ahead and processed it.
Leaders of the Mormon church, sent parties from the Salt Lake Valley to establish new communities and support their expanding population. Mormon homesteaders, who settled in this area near the turn of the 19-century, clustered their farms to share labor and community. These settlers first arrived in the 1890s from Idaho establishing a community known today as “Mormon Row.” When you visit, you will see multiple farms that are now part of the Grand Teton National Park and are currently maintained by the US Government. The T. A. Moulton Barn has a superstructure inside that keeps the barn upright. Otherwise, it would have collapsed long ago.
This image was taken with my Canon EOS 5DS using my Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 Lens set on 24 mm. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/4, shutter speed at 1.6 seconds and the ISO set at 800. I used a sturdy tripod to create a solid foundation. This is a single image processed in Lightroom then finalized in Photoshop using Nik Color Efex Pro.
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