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I Lift Up My Eyes

When in Grand Teton National Park, it's kind of hard not to lift one's eyes upward to gaze upon the mountains! Just as I did when photographing in New Hampshire's White Mountains for so many years, I found myself thinking of Psalm 121's opening lines on two recent shoots at GTNP.

I lift up my eyes to the mountains.... Where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. 

I went back to the Chapel of the Transfiguration, pictured here, over and over again chasing the light. While the sunsets I'd hoped to capture didn't materialize (unfortunately, clouds were in short supply and never wanted to stick around), I did get some interesting activity in the sky on a few occasions. The lovely line of gold foliage behind the little church did not last long, but while at peak color it was beautiful.

The chapel was built in the 1920s and placed on the National Historic Register in 1980. It even has two stained glass windows: one on either side of the entryway. Appropriately, it is sited in such a way that the picture window in front of the altar frames the Cathedral Peaks standing behind it.

The sign out front invites visitors to "Come in and Pray."

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