Tetons trip: Oxbow Bend

Grand Teton National Park: Oxbow Bend before sunrise

by Robin on September 19, 2010

For a passionate landscape photographer as I am, the Oxbow Bend in Grand Teton National Park is must-do destination. When you go, make sure that you have a few opportunities to visit this location under different light conditions. Sunrise is the best time of day. [24mm, 4.0s, F16]

Above photo same as the top photo was [...]

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Tetons trip: Wildlife in Teton National Park

September 19, 2010
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Wildlife can be found by driving around and talking to locals and other photographers. And sometimes you just have to be lucky or very patient. Above great horned owl was spotted at the campground that we were staying at. [300mm, 1/200s, F4]

Owls are very patient with photographers. This owl posed for a series of photographs [...]

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Tetons trip: Mormon row

September 18, 2010
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Most if not all photographers stop to shoot some photos of the old wooden barns in Grand Teton. Especially this Mormon Row barn is a favourite. We stopped by twice under different lighting conditions. Above photo was taken at sunset. The wonderful light shining through the clouds was further enhanced using Photoshop. [24mm, 1/4s, F11]

With [...]

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Tetons trip: Grand Teton landscape photos

September 18, 2010
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In Grand Teton National Park the transition between mountain range and valley floor is very abrupt. This photo tries to capture the spectacular landscape. By using a tilt-shift lens, I was able to focus on both the foreground and background with an optimal aperture and reasonable shutter speed. [24mm, 1/100s, F8]

Some times there is not [...]

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Yellowstone trip: West thumb

September 17, 2010
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At the south-west end of Yellowstone Lake you will find the West Thumb Geyser Basin. This touristy spot has some great hot-pools that you can photograph without people walking in the background. [24mm, 1/200s, F8]

Great colors in the pools combined with a brilliant blue sky ensures a great scene. Now you need to capture it. [...]

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Yellowstone trip: Bison everywhere

September 17, 2010
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There is not shortage of bison in Yellowstone. This page shows only bison photos. Above bison just stepped on the bank after crossing the Nez Perce creek. [310mm, 1/800s, F5.6]

The bison in Yellowstone like to use the road and they travel the road in a leisurely pace with total disrespect of traffic rules. [400mm, 1/2000s, [...]

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Yellowstone trip: Yellowstone Lake

September 17, 2010
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When you get to the lake area, try to do a first light photo shoot at the lake. If the lake is not calm, try to find a pool at the edge of the lake to capture some beautiful reflections. [24mm, 0.5s, F22]

The spectacle starts when the sun still beyond the horizon. Experiment with your [...]

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Yellowstone trip: Hayden Valley and the Yellowstone river

September 16, 2010
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Travelling upriver from the falls area through Hayden Valley, you will have several encounters with the Yellowstone river flowing peacefully through the landscape. Above photo (composed of 3 photos) is taken from one of the many parking spots on the side of the road. [24mm, 1/320s, F8]

At the same spot we came across this coyote [...]

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Yellowstone trip: Yellowstone River Falls

September 15, 2010
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One of the key features of Yellowstone National Park is Yellowstone River Falls. The falls can be viewed from many different view points that are accessible in the Canyon Village area. This photo was taken from Lookout Point on the North Rim. [24mm, 1/160s, F8]

This close-up was taken from the same point as the photo [...]

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Yellowstone trip: Tower-Roosevelt area

September 14, 2010
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In the Tower-Roosevelt area of the park, close to Tower Falls, is a beautiful lookout over the river and the canyon that it flows trough. For this photo I also used a graduated neutral density filter to darken the sky part of the scene. [24mm, 0.6s, F8]

This tree can be found at the same lookout [...]

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Yellowstone trip: Lamar valley

September 14, 2010
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The Northeast area of the park was our first stop. Lamar valley is know for its wildlife, however the landscape is spectacular as well. Above photo shows the road that leads to the Northeast Entrance of the park. [24mm, 1/160s, F8]

At the end of the summer, the landscape dries up. The special clouds make the [...]

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