The Grand Tetons Reflections

© Maria A. Gonzalez

The Grand Tetons Reflections

Maria A. Gonzalez January 05, 2011

During my Gypsy Adventure one of the leggs lock of my tripod broke and it wasn't fixed until I got to Montana.Also in Denver I discovered that the sensor of my D300 had many spots..It would take 7 days to clean it.Cleaned myself,but I had one bad spot and it shows in most of my pictures.I limited my F stop to less than F11.I increased de sharppening within my camera and used the VR of my 18-200 lens.
My knowledge and use of Photoshop is very limited..
I open my images in PS CS,check levels,adjust lighting that way,crop,straighten and resazing are my basic things I do to my images.Very limited sharppening is done to my images..
This is what I mean everytime I say no effects...
I used Neutral density filters and polarizers and a lot of vigneting happened in my images...That is the only time I have a full frame camera..
Thanks everyone for your support,it is really appreciated. #1341455

Aimee S. McMaster January 05, 2011

....good morning Maria...wonderful scenic capture and to hear about your adventure! I hope you are well! Smell any fluffy towels lately?? LOL! #9143857

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Really nice long lines in this Maria to draw you back to those gorgeous peaks and the great reflection in the water.
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Ellen Hodges level-deluxe January 05, 2011

Really looks beautiful, Maria!! The reflections and light and comp are gorgeous!! #9143865

Julie Burnett January 05, 2011

It sounds like you had your share of challenges, but this is really beautiful, Maria!! #9143928

frank w. degenhardt level-classic January 05, 2011

It would be so nice to have the new and updated camera and lenses, but money is a factor. I think for all the troubles that you had, you got some beautiful pictures none the less. That saids alot about your skills. As for the photoshop I to am very limited in knowledge. I do use the topaz alot and for staightening nothing is more easy to do that with than picasa 3. That one is a free download. It also has some other feautres that I think you would enjoy.
I can see why this is a favorite place of yours, it is beautiful. Love the way the river snakes though the gorgeous landscape and all the beautiful reflections on it. The clouds really take the picture over the top. Lovely work my friend. #9144136

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe January 05, 2011

You know I love the basics too. Great work here, Maria. Perfect light, clarity, comp. and colors. It shows you really know how to use your camera. Well done. #9144270

Douglas Pignet January 05, 2011

This river has a wonderful leading line and you captured it wonderfully..Very nice #9144497

Gina Cormier level-classic January 05, 2011

Another spectacular image Maria!!!!! Such a well composed image!!! #9144582

Patrick Rouzes level-classic January 05, 2011

Exceptionally beautiful colors, tones, perspective, detail, clarity, subtle lighting, beauty & mood captured here, Maria! Gorgeous image & work despite the challenges! Winner in my book, indeed! #9145136

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna January 06, 2011

VERY beautiful image, Maria! :-) k #9147227

Marty Straub January 11, 2011

Love how the clouds float down over the diagonal landscape you captured, Maria, and the turning reflection is a gorgeous addition. BTW, love it at 27mm! Anyone who can clean her sensor in the field, is likely someone who can make magic with the tools she has. #9156744

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This was my 2nd visit to The Tetons and it is for sure one of my favorite National Parks.
Manual hand-held F/8 1.80sec +2.7step 18mm CWAverage Polarizer no effects(that is by choice).Sharppening done in camera and cropped because of vigneting.I wished at times during my trip I had a full frame camera while photographing landscapes,I could have have 18mm as 18mm lens.
Have a great day,everyone.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 2.67, ExposureTime: 10/800 seconds, Flash: did not fire., White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300

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