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Grand Tetons from Jenny Lake

Grand Tetons from Jenny Lake
Photo Information
Copyright: Mike Basil (mbasil) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-22
Categories: Mountain, Sky
Camera: Nikon D50, Nikkor 18-200mm 1:3.5-4.5 VR
Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Selen's Favorites, Beautiful Landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-26 19:50
Viewed: 3750
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Grand Tetons are one special place. Because there are no foothills, the mountains just rise up from the prairie below. The mountains themselves are also beautifully craggy and give the feeling that you can reach out and touch them. And nowhere was that feeling stronger for me than here from Jenny Lake.

I was trying to do a signal-womb here, and engage the whole frame -- fg to bg. As I was looking at the exposure it was clear I should flash fill the rocks in the fg, so that's what I did.

PP: A contrast adjustment, resize, frame, and USM.

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Wow. Very pretty scenery! :)
I love the sky and how it compliments with the rocky mountains in the background and the rocks in the foreground. Excellent contrasts.

Sharpness and colors are greaT!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-09-26 23:19]

Hi Mike,
Scenery is incredible... So lovely to look at. Colors, composition, POV, DOF, and light are very good. Well done and TFS
Have a nice day,

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-09-27 0:34]

Wonderful palce and wonderful picture!

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-09-27 1:20]

Hi Mike,
really like your low POV here it works very well. Classic composition with good natural colour and light. Very well done,great shot!

Hello Mike,
Splendid landscape shot, with great colors and sharpness, image well framed
very well done

Hi Mike,

A good POV of Jenny lake and of the Grand Tetons, the photo has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. thanks for sharing.


Maravillosos reflejos y perfecto encuadre.
Buenos tonos luminosos y equilibrados...
Un trabajo muy delicado.
Un saludo, JL.

Nice low viewpoint, great colors and contrasts. Shady fg leads to the brightly lit mountains. Lovely shot!

Hi Mike,
I think I've been standing in almost the exact location. Is this where you have to go down a path from the parking area?
I really like your idea of using the flash to brighten the FG and I think it worked perfectly. This might be a good alternative to a grad ND. Awesome work on the details and keeping the sky in such perfect condition.

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