Grand Teton National Park is back open as of yesterday! What better way to celebrate but to go on a sunrise shoot?
I originally planned setting up to shoot near the bridge at North Jenny Lake junction, but once there my eyes roamed the place and did not find what I was looking for. So I decided to chance something new… I started driving down the one-way scenic road along Jenny Lake. I wasn’t sure if there’d be any spots to pull over for photos or not – and it was only 10 minutes till sunrise! A risk…
… That payed off fairly well. I found a spot where I wished I had a wider lens to use, and I believe it could be a new “Zuk favorite” for photography. My dad, Ken Zuk, would especially love the rocky shore here. Sorry dad, will take you there sometime!
I got there just in time to catch some gorgeous alpenglow. Enjoy the photos!
|Panorama of Jenny Lake. In mid-left of photo is Cascade Canyon. Most prominent and forward mountain on left is Teewinot, which I climbed this season.|
|Closeup of the Tetons. From left to right: Teewinot, Grand Teton, Mount Owen. The Grand is hard to pick out, but the tip is there.|
|When you don’t have a wide-angle lens to capture the shore and the mountain tops, try this trick used here: panorama of three landscape-oriented photos stacked on top of one another.|
|Or you can back up a bit and capture some interesting grass around the rocks. 🙂|
|Panorama, alpenglow at its peak.|
|Looking north towards Mount Moran.|
|The rocky shore I said my dad would love… unfortunately my lens wasn’t wide enough to capture them with the lake and mountains in the background.|
|A cool textured rock in Jenny Lake, Tetons in background.|
|Capturing the details… fall colors have fallen.|
It was a great spot I plan to return to as soon as we get a bit of fresh snow. Imagine these rocks with some snow on top, with a wider angle lens I’m going to borrow!
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