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tsambaproductions April 16, 2012
nice
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CraigWest April 16, 2012
Simply beautiful. Welcome to ViewBug.
 
Duff April 17, 2012
Phenomenal Capture! Awesome Colors & Reflections!!
 
JDLifeshots April 21, 2012
Beautiful!
 
RockingArrowPhotography October 26, 2013
Gorgeous!!
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onyanita December 08, 2013
wow...that would be an amazing place to visit...stunning view!
 
ajwadly January 05, 2014
Outstanding!!
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onyanita April 07, 2014
stunning scene
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Steve--photography-- April 21, 2018
stunning shot, fantastic capture,

Oxbow Reflections



With its summit shrouded in clouds, Mount Moran is reflected in the still water of the Snake River at Oxbow Bend on a cool fall morning in Grand Teton National ...
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With its summit shrouded in clouds, Mount Moran is reflected in the still water of the Snake River at Oxbow Bend on a cool fall morning in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.
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Behind The Lens

Location
This image was captured at Oxbow Bend in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.
Time
This is probably one of my favorite images from my trip to the Tetons in October 2011. I was driving up to Yellowstone National Park from Jackson, Wyoming around 9 o'clock in the morning and saw this beautiful view as I came around the corner at Oxbow Bend. I quickly found a spot to pull over, set up my camera and tripod and was able to capture this great reflection just as the clouds began to cover the summit of Mt. Moran.
Lighting
This was a complete spur of the moment photo opportunity as the light and weather conditions just happened to come together as I was driving past Oxbow Bend. The overcast skies from earlier in the morning were clearing, with just the summit of Mt. Moran still in the clouds, and enough sunlight to provide a clear reflection of the peaks and autumn colors in the Snake River.
Equipment
To capture this image I used a Sony a350 DSLR with a Sony 16-105mm lens (90mm at f/7.1 for 1/200 sec) mounted on a Manfrotto tripod.
Inspiration
Oxbow Bend is one of many amazing scenery locations in Grand Teton National Park. I had originally planned to photograph the area at sunrise, however the early morning was too cloudy and I decided to head up to Yellowstone National Park later instead. The weather and lighting conditions were just right as I reached Oxbow Bend and I had to pull over and capture this beautiful autumn mountain reflection scene.
Editing
Some minimal post-processing adjustments were made in Photoshop Elements to adjust color, contrast, and sharpness.
In my camera bag
I always pack my Sony a77ii DSLR and three lens -a Tamron 70-200mm, a Tamron 10-24mm, and a Sony 16-105mm - to make sure I'm covered for whatever photo opportunities come up. There is also always space for my Manfrotto tripod and a set of graduated neutral density filters too.
Feedback
Fall is a beautiful time of year in the Tetons and can provide the opportunity for some amazing photographs, however the weather conditions can be quite variable and change frequently during this time of year. Flexibility, patience, and in my case being lucky enough to be in the right place at the right moment, are all key elements to capturing some great images of the Tetons and Oxbow Bend.

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