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Oxbow Sunrise



Oxbow Bend, Tetons, WY

Oxbow Bend, Tetons, WY
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6 Comments | Report
lamarh
 
lamarh July 07, 2014
lighting is perfect. very well captured.
ClaudiaKuhn
ClaudiaKuhn July 22, 2014
Thanks so much
smshaffer PRO+
 
smshaffer August 20, 2014
Beautiful
ClaudiaKuhn
ClaudiaKuhn October 02, 2014
Thanks for your comment
sasi_cyborg
 
sasi_cyborg September 25, 2014
nice reflection
ClaudiaKuhn
ClaudiaKuhn October 02, 2014
Thanks a lot for your comment
Mountain_explorer
 
Mountain_explorer February 04, 2016
Wow I love the reflection! Very captivating !!????????????????
ClaudiaKuhn
ClaudiaKuhn February 14, 2016
Thanks so much, it was nice to get a few clouds for sunrise.
IanB PRO
 
IanB May 16, 2016
Beautiful landscape shot.
ClaudiaKuhn
ClaudiaKuhn May 18, 2016
Thanks so much, Ian
BirdyBug
 
BirdyBug June 29, 2016
Gorgeous! Congratulations!
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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this image at Oxbow Bend in the Grand Tetons National Park, Wyoming.
Time
I took this photo at the end of June, and got to Oxbow turnout to shoot sunrise, so this was just after the sun hit the mountains, about 5:50 a.m.
Lighting
I was really hoping for a few clouds to add some color and interest in the sky, and did manage to get that one cloud to pass by.
Equipment
I shot this with my Nikon D 800 on my tripod (Bogen Manfrotto, carbon fiber)I had my 24-120 mm lens on and shot this at 70mm. ISO 320; shot at 1/30; f/22
Inspiration
I had been to Oxbow Bend on my first trip to Wyoming a few years earlier and this time was there with my sister. It is one of the classic photography scenes that is on everyone's list, so I was there to experience it again with my sister.
Editing
I always use Camera Raw to process the Raw image, then take the image into Photoshop and from there after I crop, clean out the dust spots and use levels & curves, I often go to Nik Color Efx Pro 4 plug-ins to sharpen the image with their Tonal Contrast Filter. I also often use the Nik Viveza plug-ins to brighten or darken a particular section.
In my camera bag
On this trip, I brought my converted infared camera. I also had my 80-400mm lens to shoot the wildlife in the Tetons and at Yellowstone. The 24-120 mm is my main lens. When not needing the long reach of the 80-400mm lens, I often use the 70-300mm lens. I have a circular polarizer which is used for outdoor shooting a lot.
Feedback
It pays to get there early, as it is a well photographed spot. There are little paths down to the water, so if you are early, you can see where the best place is to set up. It was dark when we arrived, so a little flashlight would be helpful. If you have time, try to shoot for more than one morning so that you will get different sky which can change the scene dramatically.

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