The Grand Tetons (1971)
The foothills of the Grand Tetons is a land of a thousand lakes. the cobalt blue skies, glaringly white clouds and snow, and the silvery reflections in the pools of water, all against the dark rocks and earth - all of this creates such a stark contrast that it actually hurt to look at it. My eyes would water from the intensity of the light. In fact, I actually had to wear sun glasses or I would have become essentially snow blind. Though you can get a sense of that from this scan of a slide, the reality is more as if the whole scene was backlit with an arc light. That is one reason I shot slides at the time - the dynamic range of the brights to the shadows was so much more intense than any photograph.