Capturing the breathtaking sights at Grand Teton National Park.
Grand Teton National Park is one of the most outstanding national parks. With its roaring mountains and tranquil trails, it would be a shame to skip over.
One of the greatest parts about this national park is the hidden lakes all over. Some lakes, such as String Lake, do not get the attention they deserve. While taking this photo, I loved the scenery, but I hated the atmosphere. I put my camera on a tripod and snapped a few bracketed images. My shutter speed for this photo was 1/10, with an aperture of f/22 and ISO 100. Although, this photo’s greatness is all thanks to post production.
As you can see, my initial bracketed images were very dull and overcast. I merged the bracketed images and brought them into Luminar 4 to replace the sky. Since it was a hazy day, I had to mask out where the sky was so it didn’t replace the mountains. I also added a sun glare between two of the mountains. To make sure the sky and sun reflected nicely in the water, I flipped the photo and added a low opacity mask to the water.
This photo was taken along the Snake River outside of Grand Teton National Park. I held very still as I bracketed a few images together. My shutter speed was at 1/125, with an aperture of f/22 and ISO 100.
In post production, I enhanced the saturation in the blues and greens to add more color to the composition.
This photo was also taken along the Snake River. I put my camera on a tripod for this one and did some bracketed images. My initial shutter speed was at 1/30, with an aperture of f/22 and ISO 100.
In post production, I enhanced the saturate of the blues and greens. I also created a mask only on the mountain to darken it to create some contrast between the cloud behind it.
This last photo was taken at Jenny Lake. My shutter speed was at 1/125, with an aperture of f/22 and ISO 100.
I loved the look of the water on the rocks so I enhanced the oranges and yellows to give a contrast between the bright blue sky.
Throughout this day trip to Grand Teton National Park, I have discovered a whole new love for this beautiful landscape. Now that I have found some of my favorite spots, I can’t wait to go back.