Derek Nielsen Photography

Paddling Paradise



Wyoming 2020


Limited edition print of 6 – As fall temperatures began to take over for the warmer days of summer, early morning fog began to form at Oxbow Bend inside Grand Teton National Park. I wanted to get out ahead of the other photographers so I arrived at this location 90 minutes ahead of sunrise. The light worked its way slowly into the new day. Photographers gathered along the shore setting up their desired location and I could see a group of people looking to launch a canoe to take in the sunrise. I knew this would give the image a different feel so I began to use them in my compositions. I was surprised by how many other photographers around me were upset they were in the scene. I felt lucky. Just as the sun began to hit the peaks of the Grand Tetons this image came together. Soft and beautiful. It invokes a sense of adventure in me. Photo © copyright by Derek Nielsen

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 36 × 4 × 24 in
Print Edition

Artist Proof, Limited Edition Print

Print Finish

Fine Art Photographic Print, Framed Lumachrome HD Fine Art Acrylic, Lumachrome HD Fine Art Acrylic

Print Size

24×36, 32×48, 40×60