Lower Schwabacher Landing

We have another storm warning here in Colorado and a blizzard looks like it’s going to hit the front range again. April is the wettest month of the year for Colorado. We get most of the snow in April. We had wonderful warm weather this past weekend and just as I was thinking about photography trips coming up this year another storm is on the way. I’m ready for the snow to end!  Thinking about places I’ll be visiting this year, Grand Teton National Park is one of my destinations this summer.  I can’t wait to get back up there!

This is the Snake River along the Lower Schwabacher Landing in Grand Teton National Park. I had spent most of the morning in the Upper and Lower Schwabacher Landing shooting the morning sunrise and also the Tetons reflecting off the still water on the river, but hiking back I noticed the dramatic clouds coming over the Tetons.

I took a few shots, but didn’t like the way the ripples in the Snake River were looking. I decided to smooth out the river with my B+W 10 Stop Filter. The distracting ripples in the Snake River smoothed out nicely and as an additional bonus it added drama to the clouds moving over the Grand Teton mountains. I finished off this image in Lightroom 4 giving it a black & white treatment and by adding a little contrast  and black & white mixing.

Snake River at Lower Schwabacher Landing
Snake River at Lower Schwabacher Landing – Click to Enlarge/Purchase

Capture Notes:

  • Yeah, I could do without the winter storm warning myself! Beautiful image Rick – I too like the way the 10-Stop smoothed out the water and added interest in the clouds! Really nice!

  • Chris Frailey

    Love the processing Rick. Gorgeous place.

  • Michael Criswell

    This is a beauty! Love it

  • ljsaltiel

    Way behind in my visits. I love the Tetons and this image shows exactly why Rick. Excited to be heading there in July.

  • Beautifully shot and processed Rick. I love the subtle reflections in the water.