Grand Teton Sunrise

A Grand Teton Sunrise is something special to see.  It’s amazing time of the day in the park and something everyone should experience once in their lifetime. To me it’s the best time to be in the park. Animals are roaming freely in the crisp morning air and then there is this amazing alpenglow that turns a reddish-orange and is an awesome site to see when it covers the tip of Grand Teton Mountain.

This is a 5 image panorama of a Grand Teton Sunrise taken near the Glacier View Turnout.  It’s a panorama I’ve wanted, but never gotten until this year. There is a wall just waiting for this panorama in my office.

I can’t believe it’s half way into July already. I hope you are enjoying the wonderful summer!  Have a great weekend!

Grand Teton Range Panorama
Grand Teton Panorama | Click to Enlarge/Purchase

Capture Notes:

  • Notes: Nothing special used on this image. Just exposed the image across the scene and made the exposure a little dark for the foreground to expose the sky and sunrise correctly. I used Photoshop Merge to create the panorama and then with Nik’s Color Efex 4 I used a graduated neutral density filter to lighten the foreground to match the sunrise. There wasn’t enough exposure difference in this sunrise so I knew my RAW image would have enough dynamic range to compensate for the dark foreground. I also didn’t use the filters because I was afraid of some inconsistencies in filtering as I panned across the scene. I may have to invest in a panorama kit some day so I don’t have to worry about those issues.
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Lens:
    Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Zoom Lens
  • ISO: 100
  • Focal Length: 57 mm
  • Aperture: f/8
  • Shutter Speed: 1/8 sec.
  • Post Processing: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Software For Mac, Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Mac , Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4
  • Edith Levy

    Beautifully done Rick.

    • RickLouiePhoto

      Thanks, Edith!

  • ljsaltiel

    Brings back memories of just last week Rick. I shot a lot of photos last week and I don’t think I got this one. What a terrific pano. There are endless compositions in the park. Thanks also for the heads up on visiting Alta. Great suggestion.

    • RickLouiePhoto

      Sounds like you had a fun filled week! I think my next trip up to the area will include Yellowstone. I haven’t been to that park in while. I’m glad the Alta suggestion worked out. Can’t wait to see the images. There are many scenes in this area. I always discover new views every time I go back.