Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Snake River Overlook

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Originally uploaded by webbimage
Grand Teton National Park, WY - Snake River Overlook

When Ansel Adams photographed from here in the 1940's (I think) he didn't have the stand of evergreens blocking his view of the Snake River below. It is still a great photo opportunity spot and next to Oxbow Bend, probably the most popular photo spot in the Tetons. It is a very easy location to get to with a large paved parking area, concrete walkways and a nice stone retaining wall that can provide a few feet of additional elevation.

For a sunset shot get there a hour or so before sunset so you can get a spot up next to (or on top of) the wall. Walk to the right (the North) along the wall from the parking lot to get the best view.

To keep detail in the clouds, this took a cir. polarizer, 2-stop GND and -1.0 ev compensation. Next time I am there I will work on a bracketed set of exposures that I can use with Photomatix Pro and Adobe Photoshop CS3.

This was taken with a Nikon D200 using a Tokina AT-X Pro DX 12-24 mm ultra wide zoom.

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