Albion Basin

Earlier this year I had placed Albion Basin on my list of spots to photograph but since then had completely forgotten about it until  Barbara H. mentioned it on our Facebook page.  I took an opportunity to go there a few days ago and captured this on my hike up:

Albion Basin Storm
As I continued up the trail and rounded a large rock outcrop I was greeted (startled actually) by a large moose barely 50 ft away.  We both froze.  I briefly contemplated a career as some sort of wildlife panoramic photographer, but seeing this creature 10 times my weight, the career seemed quite short, and I eased my way back behind the rock.  With the path forward blocked, I hiked back down, and as I reached the point of the first image the sky had cleared very nicely, and the result was this:

Albion Basin above Alta, Utah

Enjoy!   -  Martin van Hemert

  • By Betty Armacost, 08/11/2010 @ 7:54 am

    Magnificent, just as all of your photos are.
    Thank You.

  • By martin, 08/11/2010 @ 1:01 pm

    Hi Betty,….and thank you as well! Martin

  • By Les Bueckert, 08/11/2010 @ 1:07 pm

    very nice!!! your photography is amazing.

  • By martin, 08/11/2010 @ 2:18 pm

    Thanks Les! – Martin

  • By Beverly Boniface, 08/12/2010 @ 1:13 am

    WHO EVER DID THIS PICTURE, I WANT THEM TO KNOW THAT IT IS BREATHTAKINGLY AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING IT WITH ALL OF US ON FACEBOOK!!!!!!!

  • By martin, 08/12/2010 @ 1:37 pm

    Hi Beverly, Thank you so much for your comments! I’m honored that you like them. – Martin van Hemert

  • By amiya r mishra, 08/21/2010 @ 5:49 am

    awesome,magnificent,wonderful are some of the words that come to mind.

  • By Dray, 08/21/2010 @ 8:50 pm

    Brings back memories of the Magnificent Mountains in Utah, endless summer camping in the Uintas – I am “home-sick” for the beauty of the place – my adopted State of Utah. I’ve since came home to live in the Islands – go figure!

    Thanks for stirring my memory and ripping my heart out w/ your panoramas – that was Awesome!

  • By martin, 08/22/2010 @ 10:26 am

    Hi Dray,

    Thank you for your note, I’m grateful that this brings back good memories. Enjoy the islands, there will be times this winter when I will want to be there! – Martin

  • By martin, 08/22/2010 @ 10:28 am

    Hi Amiya, Thanks so much for your kind words! – Martin

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