Photographer's Note

Location: Schwabacher Landing in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.

About the photo: I've tried many times to photograph the Tetons from this spot. Usually I'm in place before dawn just waiting for the sun to come up, but on this particular morning I was shooting something else and didn't show up here until around 10:00 a.m. There was absolutely no wind, not even an occasional breeze, which created this mirror like reflection. I was the only person there at the time. It was very peaceful.

Mistake: I didn't realize that I had left half of my ND grad filters at home, until I reached in my bag for my 0.3 soft grad and it wasn't there (I was kicking myself). So I tried to use my 0.6 hard grad, which made the sky to dark. The top of the tree on the right was very dark so I tried to dodge it a little in Photoshop.

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