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Grand Tetons



another older one reprocessed

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photobug
 
photobug October 01, 2016
Wonderfully done
markwick
 
markwick July 08, 2017
that should be a desktop backround
debhall PRO+
 
debhall October 09, 2017
Congratulations on be chosen as Peoples Choice...well deserved!
AnneDphotography
 
AnneDphotography April 05, 2018
stunning image and textures !

Behind The Lens

Location
This is a shot of the eastern face of the Grand Teton mountains in Wyoming. I was there in September 2013, it started snowing later in the day. I discovered the spot where I shot this is VERY popular in the morning, with folks catching the sunrise against the moutain.
Time
This was taken late in the morning, the sun was fairly high. This was my first vacation with my very first DSLR, my focus was on exploring and learning the camera - I wasn't yet thinking about the best time to photograph a subject.
Lighting
I got lucky with the lighting, I'd be lying if I said I planned this shot! With the calm river and the sun not too high in the sky I was able to capture a beautiful reflection however.
Equipment
This was my very first DSLR outing; I had a shiny new Canon T4i and 18-55 kit lens. I was shooting hand-held in JPG mode, I hadn't yet started using Camera RAW or HDR.
Inspiration
I bought the DSLR in anticipation of this trip, I thought Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons deserved more than the old point and shoot I had prior. The Teton's are especially pretty, this view was gorgeous! I'm happy I could capture some of its majesty to keep as a memory.
Editing
I did very little post processing on this shot, I just tweaked the colors a bit in Photoshop Elements. The original was shot in JPG, so i didn't have the detail available had I been shooting in RAW.
In my camera bag
I normally carry a Canon 70D with a Tamron 16/300mm mounted and a 5D Mk III with any number of lenses ranging from a 8mm diagonal fisheye to a Sigma 200-500mm telephoto, depending on what I'll be shooting. I'm usually looking for cool things at random while traveling, so I don't get to plan a lot of shots beforehand - I've found I spend the most time with various prime lenses and the 17-300mm Tamron though, the Tamron's range lets you capture almost anything on the fly and reduces the need for lens changes out in the open
Feedback
If I was going to take this shot today I'd have opened the aperture a bit to get more into the lens' sweet spot - I shot this at F10, which wasn't really necessary as everything in the frame is past infinity - F5.6 probably would have been a better choice. Shooting in raw would have given me more information to work with in POST, possibly giving me better control over color corrections.

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