20 Aug 12. We'll look at another image from the 2007 trip to the the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone today. Once again I've returned to the old files to have another look at what was captured in the original RAW shoot, even with a digital camera of significantly lesser capabilities from what I'm now employing. This one is of Bear Tooth Maples, apparently found only in the SE part of ID and a tree with a most brilliant orange leaf in the autumn. As we were approaching Swan Valley in ID another photographer who had stopped at the same location to shoot a particular hillside, asked me if I had seen the stand of Bear Tooth Maples down the road a spell. When I professed total ignorance to what they were, he gave me directions and said "you have to see them". It turned out that the direction to where they were was the same path we were following to Jackson Hole, WY, so it was right on our way. The description given of these trees seemed a bit over the top, that is, until we actually got to where they were. It is almost impossible to convey their brilliance, but the image for today comes close. I couldn't coax this much info out of the originals before, but now that I know how I'm finding that the camera did indeed capture the moment. When you view this image you are likely to say to yourself that what you are seeing is not real, which of course it isn't, it is a photo, but the photo is accurately representing what was there. Look closely at the sagebrush, the evergreens, and the dirt, and you will observe that those colors are just as you would imagine, which means the other colors are also accurate. The brilliance of these trees, even in harsh sunlight, which we had, is simply amazing, and the color of orange is this reddish hue. We spent perhaps a total of an hour looking at them and as a result arrived a bit later at our meeting location in the Grand Tetons, but it was well worth it! D200; Aperture Priority; 18 - 200; ISO 100; 1/160 sec @ f/5.