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Camera: Canham 5x7 Inch Metal Field Camera, 4x5 Film Back
Film: Fuji Provia 100F 4x5 Inch Transparency Film
Schwabacher's Beaver Pond Reflection, Grand Tetons
This is one of my favorite landscape images from my recent trip to Grand Teton National Park. I had a morning to myself during my Fall "shoot with the pro" field workshop, so I visited the iconic Schwabacher's Landing. After the sunrise at the most popular spot fizzled, I wandered around and took advantage of the soft, mottled light that was produced by the encroaching storm clouds just 30 minutes into the day. The low sun at this time of year makes this possible. This beaver pond held a perfect mirror reflection. I was able to include a beaver hut, dramatic clouds , fall color, moody dead trees, and the dramatic peaks in the background. Normally this is a lot to include in one composition, but the reflection helped balance and calm the image. I captured the image on 4x5 inch transparency film, so the detail is amazing. As with most of my images, this composition has a real wow factor, but the viewer will be awed by the subtle details in a large gallery print. Another amazing experience that will endure the ages!