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    Posted: 04 January 2013 at 18:39
Hi Everyone,

A short drive from Mormon Row/Antelope Flats in the Grand Tetons lies Schwabacher Landing on the Snake River. It is formerly a boat launch/landing station but has more recently become one of the magnets for people wishing to see the vista of the Tetons reflected in the calm waters of the river. This particular morning was no exception and Julie and I enjoyed an idyllic time just taking in the sights before us - and capturing them to share with you all! I hope you like the following series, starting with the A700/SAL18250 images:

1. River Grasses for MiPr...?



2. Trees and Grass Threads



3. Reflections



4. Grasslands



5. Tree Recessions?



And a few from the KM 7D/Tamron 10-24 combination:

6. Curve in the River



7. Early Light



8. Peaks and Trees and Remains



9. A River Runs Past Them



A truly spectacular location and worthy of our last day in the Tetons; more colour (a LOT more colour) to follow as we move into Yellowstone proper later that day.

Thanks for looking and comments very welcome.

Kind regards, Neil.

edit - typo...

Edited by owenn01 - 05 January 2013 at 09:19
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MichelvA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 January 2013 at 19:05
Wonderful Neil!! For me #5,6 and 7 - what a landscape
The horizon looks tilted imo in #7; the big tree on the left looks straight but that may be due to the lens distortion.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Llew81 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2013 at 14:31
Lovely shots... We didnt get there when we went a few years back... reminds me of the view from Ox-Bow bend, only much closer to the mountains... If I had to pick a favourite it would probably be 8..

I really like 6 too, just can't help thinking a slight shift to the right might have helped a bit... not knowing what is a little further right permitting of course... as it is, i just think the bend in the river is a little cramped so far over to the right side, and there is maybe just a little too much on the left side after the final peak.

How many times have you been to the Tetons and Yellowstone now?!!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Ridley Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2013 at 14:44
beautiful

I'm guess these are not recent because there's surely 5 feet of snow on the ground there by now?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote owenn01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2013 at 14:56
@Llew81 - if I remember correctly I was right on the river edge so little room for manoeuvre, though I suspect I might also have a couple from other perspectives as well. How many times? Three - Summer, Winter and this was supposed to be Spring but the sudden heatwave that arrived when we did sort of put paid to that!

@Ridley - thank you and yes; these were taken in June last year and there should be about 5 foot of snow there now. I have friends going there in a few weeks time (he runs photo expeditions) and I am madly jealous even now....

Thanks for the comments and best regards, Neil.
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Awesome shots, can't decide which is best.
Wow, I wish I could be there some day.
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I really love #4
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Almazar80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2013 at 16:03
Wonderful pictures Neil. Now you are making me want to go back to Wyoming again. Today. Of course, I better have a snowmobile but hey, it's worth it, isn't it?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote maewpa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2013 at 22:22
Another lovely set, Neil. Compositionally, #2, #3, #8 and #9 are my favorites. I do agree with the comment that #6 needs to go right - there is nothing on the far left - but am sure you had a reason for that. Did you try to crop a bit from left and top?

The colours are beautiful, but I do think this time you are a little too dark - especially in the water. You might have been better with less polarisation to start (although I suspect it is that the water is in the shadow, since it is not even?) or perhaps blending two exposures - not that I ever have the patience to do that myself! But it doesn't stop them being beautiful shots and in some it is not really an issue at all because it is completely outweighed by beauty in the rest of the picture.

And on and on you go.... looking forward to the colours next.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote travelshots Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 January 2013 at 03:08
Very nice set! Better than the ones I took there last October. I like the dark water and the very saturated colours in this set.
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Beautiful colours, Neil.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote owenn01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 January 2013 at 21:10
Paul - thanks for the comments and I have looked to see what I have for #6 'to the right' but nothing so far; there must have been a reason for the positiong in the frame like this, though this is, I believe, a crop as well, so perhaps I need to rework the positioning of that. As for the darkness of the water, then this is a combination of the time of the day and low light which results, as you assumed, in shadows across the water. I must admit I prefer the darker base on which this creates but also agree that it is a matter of individual taste though!

@travelshots - I suspect not better; just different! I would love to see any of your images from this location in late Fall as I've heard the area is probably at it's most challenging once the colour goes and the snow has yet to fall?

@Bartman - thank you for the kind words; I wanted a nicely saturated set of colours but not too 'OTT' I hope!

Thanks to all and best regards, Neil.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Kitschi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 January 2013 at 21:02
those reflections in the water are very great

i like landscapes like this, here in austria the alps show the same and it's the most beautiful place to stay in summer, away from cities and noise
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Another beautiful set, Neil. I think this is my favorite set so far. I can't imagine how many you shot but I can imagine you were having a hard time in post-processing which ones to "finish". You were there in such wonderful conditions and you gave yourself everything you needed to get the job done masterfully!

I'm still seeing some of the banding and other artifacts here - though a little less than on the last set. I'm wondering if that not because the blue of the sky needed a little less to get it to the rich color you've got for it. I will be curious to see any results you may see to put through the LR ringer...

Thanks for sharing!
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