I’m taking you back to Grand Teton National Park today for a Schwbacher Sunrise! Schwabacher Landing is such a special place and the sunrise on the last trip with Ryan Wright was just spectacular. The road to Schwabacher Landing was closed this year, so getting down there for sunrise meant a half hour hike in the dark. It was truly worth it! This image was just after the alpenglow had gone, but the light on the mountain tops and the clouds was still special with a nice golden glow. I zoomed in a little closer on this image than my previous image giving more attention to Teton Mountain. A duck had just swam by so the water was still a little unsettled, but still made for a nice reflection
I wanted to give Ryan Wright a special shout out. He’s the creator behind my new logo and has allowed me to tie my two business together with logos. He’s got a special talent for design and always a great navigator on our trips. He’s such a giving person and truly fun on road trips. If you want a special landscape photographer to follow head over to Ryan Wright Photography. You won’t be disappointed.
I’m extending my Labor Day Sale through the end of the Month! I’ve just added this image to the collection. I’ve got a busy month with fall photo tours so instead of taking it down I’m just going to leave it up for the month. Take advantage of the special savings!
- Use a circular polarizer (CPL) to help give the sky some definition and reduce glare in the water. Be wary using a CPL with lenses wider than 24mm because it creates an uneven pattern in images.
- For sunrises such as this image I use a Graduated Neutral Density filter to balance the brightness between the upper part of the image where the sun is hitting and the lower part that is not illuminated by the sunlight yet. This allows the image to be balanced so you can capture the photo in a single exposure. I prefer Singh-Ray filters and use the Lee Filter Kit System to hold the filters in place, which is especially useful for long exposures. I prefer the Singh-Ray Filters because they don’t leave any unusual color casts like some of the cheaper competitors. They are worth the money.
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
- Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Zoom Lens
- Filter: Singh-Ray 4×6″ Graduated Neutral Density (3-stop) Optical Resin Filter
- Filter: B+W 77mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter
- Filter Holder: LEE¤Filters Foundation Kit (Standard 4×4″, 4×6″ Filter Holder) (Requires Adapter Ring)
- Adapter Ring:
LEE¤Filters Adapter Ring – 77mm – for Wide Angle Lenses
- ISO: 50
- Focal Length: 43 mm
- Aperture: f/8
- Shutter Speed: 0.8 sec.
- Post Processing: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Software For Mac, Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4