Robert J. Arntz, Photography | My Favorite Place

My Favorite Place

July 26, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Recently, someone from  asked about my favorite place to be included in their #VantagePoint project.  I had to think about this for a few weeks because I have many favorite places.  I have been to numerous areas of Wisconsin that are very beautiful including state parks, Door County, and the Eagle River Area.  I was born in Ohio and this state also has nice places to visit.  In 2005, my wife, daughter and I drove to the Blackhills/Badlands area of South Dakota which was a wonderful place to go on vacation and take photographs of Badlands National Park, Custer State Park, Mount Rushmore, Harney Peak, and Wind Cave National Park.  Six years ago we drove to New Hampshire and spent two weeks in the White Mountain National Forest, which is very beautiful and I could say would have been my favorite place.  In 2011, we drove to Virginia and briefly visited Shenandoah National Park.

My daughter attended Wyoming Catholic College from July 2012 until she graduated in May 2016.  The college is located in Lander, Wyoming, which is near the base of the Wind River Range.  We have traveled to Wyoming nine times, which allowed us as time permitted to visit the same previously mentioned areas of South Dakota again.  In Wyoming, we had the pleasure of visiting many beautiful places including Grand Teton National Park two times, Devil's Tower National Monument two times, The Snowy Range in Medicine Bow National Forest, and most recently Yellowstone National Park.

To answer the question, "What is your favorite place?" I would have to say Wyoming, which is not very specific because the National Parks and Monuments are spectacular and the Wind River Range has unlimited beauty for hiking and photography without large numbers of tourists.  Below is a photograph of Roaring Fork Lake located near Lander, WY in the Wind River Range.  It is a short hike of just under a mile starting at the Worthen Meadow Reservoir Trailhead-Elevation 8,840 feet and ending at Roaring Fork Lake-Elevation 9,040 feet. I used a Canon EOS 5D with Canon EF 17-40 f/4L Lens at 40mm plus Nikon Circular Polarizer Filter II mounted on a Manfrotto 680B Monopod/234RC Swivel/Tilt Head with an exposure of 1/100 second at f/11, ISO 400. 

Morning View #3 of Roaring Fork LakeMorning View #3 of Roaring Fork Lake    


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