So, it’s been a pretty cold winter and much of the lower Henry’s Fork has been iced over. It’s been a bit warmer lately and the river was really breaking up this morning. The chunks of ice were forming a pretty nice ice dam near Fun Farm Bridge. Here’s the view looking downstream.
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I try to go here at least once a year to look at shorebirds. I always mean to photograph the landscape, but never do. I took a couple of digital snaps. I need to go back with a better camera and in better light…
There are two sheep falls in Eastern Idaho. One is on the Fall River, the other is on the Henry’s Fork of the Snake. One is really hard to drive to (fall river), the other is fairly easy to drive to (Henry’s Fork). They’re both pretty nice. Yesterday I took a drive to Sheep Falls on the Henry’s Fork. After driving the two mile dirt road, I parked and walked the trail from the canyon rim to the river. As I neared the bottom of the trail I could hear timber and brush being disturbed like something big was lumbering about. I hesitated and almost walked back up the trail. I wanted to photograph though. I started making noise and shouting “ho bear” and stuff. More than likely it was a bear or a moose. Either way I didn’t want to surprise a big animal in the woods. After a couple minutes of getting up my courage (I really need to start carrying bear spray) I continued walking to the river and had a pleasant evening photographing. I was a bit on edge most of the night though.
Photographed a few minutes before the sun dipped below the canyon rim
Same scene as previous image just after the sun had dipped below the canyon rim
Four photographs of Sheep Falls, ID 2010
I drove out here trying to get a good photograph of the huge Osprey nest that sits atop this bridge, but I need to come on a morning when there’s less traffic. I did manage to make this image of the bridge. It’s comprised of three merged vertical exposures. There was plenty of traffic to dodge, but I managed.
Del Rio Bridge, St. Anthony, ID 2010