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Little House on the Prairie

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 7 September 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Mormon Row was one of my favorite places in Grand Teton National Park. More than a century old, these rustic wooden farm buildings have stood in the grass and sage fields against the stunning backdrop of the Tetons since the first Mormon settlers built them in the early 1900's.

I took many photos of this little pink house, so it will probably show up again sometime.

NIKON D5000 1/50 second F/20.0 ISO 400 33 mm (35mm equiv.)

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Lovely place and house !

7 Sep 2011 8:38am

@Marie LC: Thanks.

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Perfectly lovely house ! I've seen it in a fairly tale book !

7 Sep 2011 11:32am

@Hiro: Thank you, Hiro.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautifully framed shot Barbara! ;-)

7 Sep 2011 12:10pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thanks, Eric.

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

What a view!!! I can only imagine how difficult must have been for these early settlers, though.

7 Sep 2011 12:50pm

@Tracy: I agree. This shot does not show it, but there is an outhouse, after all. That would be enough to do me in. ;-)

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Beautiful, but why does no one live there now?

7 Sep 2011 12:58pm

@Williams: It is a historic site for all to enjoy. If someone lived there, they might not like photographers and tourist roaming around in their yard. ;-)

Candais from Lisieux, Canada

A lovely little house and a beautifully framed photo, but "prairie"...that's definitely not prairie. Come see me, I'll show you prairie

7 Sep 2011 1:31pm

@Candais: LOL, well, thay called it prairie, but with huge mountains in the background. You are right - I've seen some of your prairie shots. ;-)

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Barbara this is absolutely beautiful! A classic image with delightful elements here! The light is phenomenal and really does a nice job on the pink house (which makes me think of the old John Cougar Mellencamp song, "Little Pink Houses and you and me...")!
The way you have composed this view through the aspens including the Tetons as a side/backdrop, all in such a wonderful angular fashion, lets the eye just freely move around but not out...This my friend, in my opinion, is truly a superb and magnificent image! Just has me going....:-)

7 Sep 2011 2:31pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thanks, Denny. I almost titled it "Little Pink House on the Prairie". Can't beat the Tetons as a background, right?!

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

An excellent capture..nicely framed.....hopping also that you are ok ...with all the fires in Texas...

7 Sep 2011 2:33pm

@StarCosmosBleu: Thanks. We are OK. At least it is cooler, but still so dry. The fires are nearby - Austin area and Possum Kingdom Lake. I had a trip planned in Nov. to Bastrop with friends, and the place we were going burned.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

You've framed this wonderful old place beautifully between the trees. Striking photo, BT.

7 Sep 2011 2:39pm

@Viewfinder: Thank you.

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

This is such a fabulous area and you captured it beautifully. Is that a hint of a barn to the right? We were here in 1999 and just loved getting photos of these early homes.

PS: As for the outhouse, you haven't 'lived' until you had to use one! *grin

7 Sep 2011 3:03pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Our last trip was '01, and we didn't even go to Mormon Row. I don't know why, because it's such a great area. Yep, I know about outhouses.

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful scenery, Beautiful capture!

7 Sep 2011 3:14pm

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

totally cool feel to this! wow, these structures have been built well to withstand the elements!

7 Sep 2011 3:27pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Wonderful image and fantastic scenery captured. What a beauty! The light, the background and the framing with those trees are magnificent.

7 Sep 2011 3:35pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

What a beautiful color for a house in this landscape. It stands out nicely with such a scenic backdrop to enjoy. I love the textures captured in the birch cluster as well.

7 Sep 2011 3:48pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

a fantastic landscape with a very appealing frame! well done!

7 Sep 2011 4:56pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Lovely composition.

7 Sep 2011 6:09pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

The house of Laura and Mary...

7 Sep 2011 6:10pm

@Olivier: ;-) Great old show wasn't it.

franz from Baden, Austria

one cannot but marvel at the resilience and determination of these settlers! very attractively composed and framed, barbara!

7 Sep 2011 7:00pm

Demo from Villeneuve d, France

Fantastic! this little pink house in this giant landscape, it is surprising!!

7 Sep 2011 7:32pm

Jani from Sweden

beautiful capture!

7 Sep 2011 7:36pm

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

I never knew it was pink? LOL!

7 Sep 2011 9:32pm

@J.R.: If you mean the one on TV, I think is was sod or logs or something. I started to title it "Little PINK House on the Prairie". ;-)

Twojays from South Central Montana, United States

What an awesome view of the Tetons in their back yard. Simple structure just out in the middle of nowhere, or at least it certainly was when they settled there. That color of the house against all the surrounding beauty is appropriate and magical. I would like to paint my little home that color. This image has a lovely mood to it Barbara. with the soft grey sky.

7 Sep 2011 11:08pm

@Twojays: Maybe there was a sale on pink paint. ;-)

Sandy Weston from Maine, United States

OMG!!! And look at that view the little pink house has always had!!! All the tenants who have lived there have been so lucky and I hope they never took it for granted living in such a lovely environment! Just unbelievable what you can come across! :))

8 Sep 2011 1:09am

@Sandy Weston: Thanks, Sandy.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

superb framing by the aspens

8 Sep 2011 1:13am

PD from Kansas, United States

Wow , a great photo.. love those mountains.

8 Sep 2011 2:22am

Gary from Cochise County, United States

That is the coolest color house. The setting is perfect.

8 Sep 2011 4:00am

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

So nice and lovely place !

8 Sep 2011 6:41pm

Cruz from exurbia, United States

You made this pink house look far better than it really is! The magic of photography! Great lighting too!

9 Sep 2011 6:13am

@Cruz: I think it was just that magical photo-time of the morning and lucky light.

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

The impression is so much more captivationg as the house is.....pink! (of all colours....?)

9 Sep 2011 6:52am

@Japanalia: Where are your lovely flower photos?? I miss them.

Shailaja from Banglore, India

so so beautiful..

11 Oct 2011 9:30am

Melissa from Deep South Texas, United States

I'm in love!!!! This is just gorgeous. Pink houses are so cute, and this one stands proud by the mountains with so much character. I like how you framed it with the trees....is that an aspen tree???

8 Jan 2012 5:17pm

@Melissa: Thanks, Melissa. Yes, the one on the right is an aspen tree. Not sure what the one on the other side is. This was one of my favorite shots from that trip.

Rafael from North Miami, United States

Beautiful take, love these colors. Fantastic!

17 Jan 2012 5:02pm

NeGaH from shiraz, Iran

what a wonderful place ,

29 Jun 2013 4:58pm

NIKON D5000
1/50 second
F/20.0
ISO 400
33 mm (35mm equiv.)