Streaking Clouds at Sunset at the Tetons

“Streaking Clouds at Sunset at the Tetons”
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

This was photographed at Schwabachers Landing – a popular place to photograph sunsets and sunrises at Grand Teton National Park. Beavers have dammed the Snake River here providing photographers with a mirror-like surface when there is no wind.

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I photographed this scene just as the sun was setting behind the Tetons while out scouting for an upcoming photo workshop I was teaching there. I was experimenting with a new filter I purchased from Singh-Ray (use coupon code Matt10 to save 10% on their filters).

The filter I used was the Mor-Slo 10-stop solid neutral density filter. This allowed me so slow my shutter speed down to almost 4 minutes, providing me a great streak to the moving clouds.

How the photo was created.

The scene was photographed with my Sony a7R camera with Metabones III adapter and a Canon 17-40mm f4 lens. It was an almost 4 minute exposure at ISO 100 at f16.

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The above photo shows how the camera recorded the scene. This photo is SOOC, or straight out of camera, with no post processing enhancement done yet. I used Capture One Pro and Perfect Photo Suite software to bring the photo back to life.

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