Whenever I have a photo shoot in the Hailey, Shoshone or Gooding area I always take the back roads. For me that means taking the old Dietrich Hwy (hwy 26) from the Rupert area. Once I hit Shoshone (and if I’m Hailey bound) its a straight shot north to Hailey. I often stop especially if the light is at the right angle to photograph , or  just enjoy the unique lava beds. They are located  about 10 miles north of Shoshone on Hyw 75.

This shot was the first time I had been through the beds just after a fresh snow and with perfect light. It kinda reminded me of an old Bev Doolittle painting.