Randy Dykstra  

Schwabacher's Landing Beaver pond. by Randy Dykstra

July 2021 - Schwabacher's Landing Beaver pond.

About the Image(s)

Schwabacher's landing in Grand Teton National Park. This an area with several beaver ponds and wonderful reflection vistas. This is one where I tried to use a log as a foreground element. 32mm, 1/100 sec, ISO 80, f/13. There is another spot about 25 yards from this one that was voted the 3rd best landscape vista in the Continental USA. At that spot I took a 45 min time lapse, which I would have provided if we could enter video shots.

6 comments posted

Arief Rahardjo
It's very nice landscape. Foreground, reflection, the color all make this image very strong.   Posted: 07/09/2021 04:41:30

Marilyn Peake   Marilyn Peake
This is a great photograph. Lots of interesting colors and shapes. I love the reflection of the trees in the water, the snow-capped mountains and the puff of white cloud right above the white snow. The log in the foreground and the cloud in the background work well together.   Posted: 07/09/2021 19:04:48

Paul Hoffman   Paul Hoffman
This is a lovely landscape and you have a lot of interest in the foreground with great detail in the log and water.
I do find the mountain range whites a touch bright and I would have cropped the half tree away on the left. But a lovely scene to see.   Posted: 07/14/2021 13:26:54
Randy Dykstra   Randy Dykstra
I already cropped off a bigger tree. I felt the balance that the downslope of the left mountains added was more than the small tree detracted. I haven't taken this to PS and/or luminosity masks... Yet! I really was wondering how the log works as a foreground element.
  Posted: 07/14/2021 14:07:31
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Paul Hoffman   Paul Hoffman
The log works just right, it is not stopping the viewer from enjoying the rest of the picture buts does work as a great intro to the image.   Posted: 07/15/2021 05:03:29

Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
Huge landscape with beautiful colors and great reflections - a stunning image. The tree stump in the foreground gives the image depth. For me the image has a little too much contrast, otherwise it's great.   Posted: 07/18/2021 00:59:39


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