Landscapes in Grand Teton National Park
Landscape photography just might be my favorite type of photo to take. I love using my wide-angle lens for Landscape photography. For most of the photos in this post, I used a 16-35mm lens.
The Grand Tetons are glorious to behold! I’ve always felt closer to heaven while out in nature. How better to understand beauty and art than to behold God’s creations in the great outdoors.
I once had someone tell me that they had never seen a mountain. They asked me to describe them. How do you describe a mountain? I used adjectives like massive, beautiful, breathtaking, varying in shapes, sizes, and colors. But the Tetons…they’re in a category all their own. Grand Teton National Park is a slice of Heaven on Earth.
When I came across the tree below, I was grateful that I had my wide-angle lens attached to my camera. I turned the angle my camera to capture a portrait of this amazing black and white tree:
I used a telephoto lens to capture the tip of one of the Grand Teton Mountains in this next photo. Triangles always seem to look good in photographs. It’s easy to create a triangle when photographing a mountain peak:
While the peak photo above was taken during Golden Hour, right before sunset, the photo below was taken during Golden Hour right before sunrise:
I was able to catch the light just hitting the mountains and just beginning to graze the mist on top of the water. Just 10 minutes later, the sun was rising. The light was so incredible for capturing photos of the early morning frost, fog, and mist. The next two photos show how light can lend the “extra” to an extraordinary photo.
Until I started shooting several landscape photographs, I realized that I was centering the horizon line on too many of my photographs. In these last couple of photographs, I tried to remember the rule of thirds and the golden ratio, I also tried to avoid centering my horizon line.
While taking this next photo, I was experimenting with using a telephoto lens. My first time using a telephoto lens was during this trip to Grand Teton National Park. I really love the way the telephoto lens brings the background forward. I was literally standing about a half-mile away from the barn in the photo below. The telephoto lens made the mountains seem so close and even more beautiful (if that’s possible).
For this last photo, I wanted to try for several things: A really low, interesting angle, putting something in the foreground (the fun-shaped tree stump), and sun flairs.
Bingo! Nailed it.
If you want to see some truly inspiring photographs of Grand Teton National Park, visit Jacob Huges Etsy Shop. His photographs are incredible!
The more I spend time behind the lens, the more I realize just how much I love landscape photography. I think this may be my all-time favorite type of photography.