Scott Messer  

Jenny Lake by Scott Messer

November 2019 - Jenny Lake

November 2019 - Scott Messer


About the Image(s)

This image was shot at Jenny Lake in Grand Teton NP. I arrived at the location very early in the morning and waited for the sun to light up the top of the mountains. It was a very cloudy day which I think adds to the image.

I made standard adjustments in Lightroom and removed the small branch in the foreground with Photoshop. Metadata is as follows: f/16 for 6 seconds, 10mm focal length and ISO at 100.

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6 comments posted

Scott Messer   Scott Messer
I had a typo in my explanation - the focal length was 19mm rather than 10mm.   Posted: 11/03/2019 15:59:37

Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
Everything about this I like except my eye is taken right to a line of pine trees, which doesn't grab me. So I'm missing that item of focus. But all else in this image to my eye is well done in the foreground. Maybe some sharpness/clarity in what mountain across the lake is the focal point would enhance the image. I really like what you did with the clouds.   Posted: 11/04/2019 15:21:39

Gary Butler   Gary Butler
For me the sharpness and DOF of the image throughout - foreground to background - is well done. I like the way you have captured the morning light at the top of the "middle" mountain and in the reflection. I feel that the lines of the far and near shore serve well to lead the viewer's eye into the image.

From my experience, the gap between the shore lines at the right - their failure to meet in the image - is a distraction. I believe that it may cause the viewers eye to go out the right side of the image and not fix on the desired subject of the image.

To my eye the morning sky could be enhanced thru Dynamic Contrast. I think that localized saturation of the pink spots in the sky, the mountain top and the reflection may also add to the image.   Posted: 11/05/2019 09:34:02

Awesome shot.I like the blue tone of the image and the fiery red on the mountain top.The original image itself is very good and you need very less post processing in this.   Posted: 11/05/2019 12:57:05

Lou McLove   Lou McLove
I like this image very much, I have photos of Jenny Lake but none this nice. I think that your original is well handled and I think you did a nice job in the post processing. I agree with Gary's comments about the shoreline on the right, I cannot picture this scene in my mind but perhaps more of the scene on the right could have been captured.   Posted: 11/09/2019 15:53:50

Charles Walker   Charles Walker
Scott, this image welcomes you to do a morning meditation on the shore of Jenny Lake. The 6 sec shutter speed nicely smooths out the water and softens the clouds. The understated pink pastels above the mountains adds to the enchantment of this lovely landscape.   Posted: 11/13/2019 14:36:45