Carol Westbrook is a wildlife and scenic photographer, with many of her photographs of the Grand Tetons and the Snowy Range Mountain in Wyoming as well as Yellowstone National Park.
I was born and raised in Wyoming to a very artistic family, and one that liked to be off the beaten path. As a teenager, I backpacked into remote areas of Wyoming, Colorado, and Montana. I wanted to share the incredible beauty I was fortunate to have witnessed. My Dad gave all four siblings 35 mm cameras when I was in high school, and since I cannot paint or draw (trust me, I have tried), the only medium I could express myself in was photography.
I enjoy exploring and have been fortunate enough to have often been in the right place at the right time. I enjoy being out in the wild and, as an early bird, have found that early morning and either during or after storms produce some of the best photographs.
I have also dabbled in stained glass - all three mediums (copper foil, mosaic, and lead), which feeds the perfectionist in me. I also love to quilt and tend to lean toward the bold palettes in that medium. I learned to knit from my paternal grandmother and still enjoy knitting while listening to the news at night. Lately, I have dabbled in lapidary and hope to breathe life into that output. But photography has always been my favorite.