Fall Morning at Schwabachers Landing, Grand Teton National Park

Schwabachers Landing in Grand Teton National Park is a huge favorite location for photographers, especially in the fall. There is good reason for this of course. The Grand Teton range is incredible from many vantage points, but with several beaver ponds making reflections possible, Schwabachers Landing offers twice as many mountain peaks in images captured here.
 
I captured many composition variations here, but in this simple example, I wanted to emphasize the distant mountains and the 53mm focal length was effective at keeping them large in the frame. Though wide angle focal lengths also created nice compositions here, the mountain peaks were rendered small and much less significant.
 
The angle of the mid-September morning light is rather flat on this mountain range, but I think that the color of the trees more than offsets this time-of-the-year deficiency.


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Camera and Lens Settings
53mm  f/8.0  1/160s
ISO 100
8688 x 5792px
Posted: 1/19/2017 10:01:44 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Posted to: Canon News, Sony News    Category: Photo Tips and Stories
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