August has been a whirlwind of a month and it's nice to be home reviewing images from the first ever Wind River Photographers Retreat held in Dubois, Wyoming, August 8-14, 2021. I was honored to be part of the experience and looking forward to next year's event.
"Horses & Wrangler, Ranch Shoot" © Sandy Zelasko, InvestInNature.org
Participants were inspired by the scenic Wind River Range which surrounded their log cabin lodging experience at the historic, and newly renovated, Wyoming Game & Fish Whiskey Mountain Wildlife Conservation Camp. Our chef, Connie, delivered absolutely delicious meals which kept us fueled for the activities offered at this all inclusive retreat.
"Whiskey Mountain Wildlife Conservation Camp, Wind River Mountains" © Sandy Zelasko, InvestInNature.org
From wildflower displays to granite pinnacles and an array of shooting opportunities in between, the participant's schedule was complete. In addition, educational speakers gave us wonderful presentations. We learned about Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, the history of Torrey Valley, how ancient civilizations would create arrowheads by flint knapping, about planning your next extreme adventure, visiting Yellowstone National Park and how to tie flys!
Your leaders, Bill Sincavage and myself, held image review sessions and a Q & A meetup for those interested in diving deep into discussing an array of photo topics. Participants had an amazing experience, learned new photography skills, had a week to create and made life-long friends. Camaraderie was evident and everlasting.
Below are just a sampling of images I was able to catch during the retreat. Please enjoy.
"Instructor Bill Sincavage & participant Peggy Hoadley discussing how to photograph the scene" © Sandy Zelasko, InvestInNature.org
"Participant Karen Bard & model Joe Brandl" © Sandy Zelasko "Model Joe Brandl" © Sandy Zelasko
"Picket pens, lone coyote and red-shafted flicker pose for the camera" © Sandy Zelasko, InvestInNature.org "Osprey Family" © Sandy Zelasko, InvestInNature.org
"Scene from Falls Campground and Petroglyphs at historic Ring Lake Ranch" © Sandy Zelasko, InvestInNature.org
"Organizer and model Sara Bridge modeling a roll cast for the participants". © Sandy Zelasko, InvestInNature.org
"Dubois' Friday Night Rodeo, ladybug on thistle & Cowboy Cody with Steamboat" © Sandy Zelasko, InvestInNature.org
"Participants from the inaugural Wind River Photographers Retreat, 2021" © Sandy Zelasko, InvestInNature.org
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