John Roach  

The Grand Tetons by John Roach

November 2021 - The Grand Tetons

November 2021 - John Roach


About the Image(s)

Captured in September 2016 on a trip to the Tetons and Yellowstone with other stops. This image was captured on the day I drove north to Yellowstone as the last view on a cold overcast day of the Tetons. It was captured with Nikon D750 with 24-120mm lens at 55mm, ISO 800, 1/200s, f/14, Lightroom and DxO Nik Silver Efex.

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12 comments posted

Don York   Don York
Great image with a nice foreground and tack sharp! The clouds provided some good contrasting elements.   Posted: 11/09/2021 09:33:57
John Roach   John Roach
Don, Thank!   Posted: 11/20/2021 14:58:48

Jerry Snyder   Jerry Snyder
This is a very dramatic image and well-suited to black and white. Have you considered cropping to show only the mountain on the right? This peak has the interaction of the clouds and the mountain.   Posted: 11/11/2021 09:54:31
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John Roach   John Roach
Thanks for the idea and your positive comments.   Posted: 11/11/2021 11:12:57

Stuart Ord   Stuart Ord
I suppose I'd agree with those who say that the foreground is demanding attention and detracting from the mountains and clouds, which are great. A letterbox crop is nice too, I think.   Posted: 11/17/2021 16:30:31
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John Roach   John Roach
Why?   Posted: 11/17/2021 21:47:41
Stuart Ord   Stuart Ord
Because I think the mountains and clouds are great, but too much foreground detracts from those IMHO.   Posted: 11/18/2021 03:01:48
John Roach   John Roach
I differ in that opinion given, for my point of view it is about a full perspective with foreground elements that helps lead the viewer through the "layers" of things to see in a landscape and tell the story of the expansive scene. In this case it is not just about the mountains.   Posted: 11/18/2021 07:16:45
Stuart Ord   Stuart Ord
OK, that's fine, I see your point of view.   Posted: 11/18/2021 11:18:27

Jerry Funk   Jerry Funk
Lots to enjoy throughout this image. Too often we simplify good landscapes. Kudos.   Posted: 11/20/2021 11:12:06
John Roach   John Roach
Thank you, Jerry.   Posted: 11/20/2021 14:56:20

Helen Sweet   Helen Sweet
John, I see your point of wanting to show the expanse of the scene, excellent in B&W. The trees in front add a different texture, almost a filigree. And, yes, my eye moves through them wanting to examine the boldness of the mountains and clouds behind.
  Posted: 11/20/2021 17:13:14