Star Valley, Wyoming, USA
The first day of summer in Star Valley. The valley is covered with farms and rural residential throughout. This scene was captured near the town of Etna. Fence posts (foreground) are within the Wyoming side of the valley, with the mountains (background) located within Idaho, namely the Bridge-Teton National Forest. The spring had been cold this year, making everything sprout to life late in the year, in fact most of spring blooming is just barely underway.
Chad Dutson is a Salt Lake City, Utah-based wilderness photographer who occasionally ventures into fine art portraiture. He deeply admires nature, and strives to capture the finest scenes possible. He spent all but three years of his life living in the West, providing him incredible opportunities to enhance his self-taught craft.
Chad began shooting with a point-and-shoot at the age of eight. He began an early transition to digital photography in 1999, and now shoots exclusively digital. He has been published in books, magazines, websites, and has been a juror for several photo competitions.
Chad has an insatiable desire to wander the wild, seeking solitude and serenity away from the bustle of city life. His deep passion for...
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