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First Snow
First Snow

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Challenge: National Parks (Standard Editing*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Jackson Lake in Tetons National Park
Date: Sep 19, 2015
Aperture: f-13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: Aug 27, 2016

This photo was taken at Jackson Lake Dam. A Fall Monsoon had pumped moisture into the area for the past two days and overnight the temperatures had dropped into the 20's. Morning revealed a fresh first snow of the season on the Tetons Peaks. Lingering clouds hung low cloaking the lower parts of the mountains.

It is a composite stitch of 66 individual images cropped to a 1:4 final aspect ratio.

972 Megapixels
9000 x 36000 pixels
30" x 120" 300 ppi original image size

Place: 11 out of 131
Avg (all users): 6.6556
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 6.4912
Avg (non-participants): 6.9394
Views since voting: 382
Views during voting: 158
Votes: 90
Comments: 10
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09/06/2016 03:25:12 PM
Originally posted by Ja-9:

NO HAZE!!! I wonder if this was taken during the "Blue Hour"...Never knew about that until recently. Very beautiful...where is it?

No, it was shot about 8:30AM. The morning was incredibly clear with absolutely no haze or humidity in the air.
09/06/2016 12:30:23 PM
Hello from the critique club

An interesting image that meets the challenge well.

An excellent panorama, and so it should be with all those images! You’ve really captured the majesty and grandeur of the scene in a convincing way, those rugged peaks poking through the low-lying clouds are a truly wonderful spectacle. And the reflections give us a double vision that is most welcome. Clearly a lot of time, thought and effort has gone into the making of this image, well done John and thanks for sharing it with us.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/05/2016 10:23:29 PM
Gorgeous panaorama.. elegant even. Love the reflections, the seemingly suspended cloud in the middle, and the blue hue (natural I suspect).
09/05/2016 09:47:59 PM
Wonderful panoramic image. One of my top scores.
09/05/2016 09:36:42 PM
Glorious glaciers and mountain tops. OK clouds and reflections add to the effect too.
09/05/2016 08:17:24 PM
NO HAZE!!! I wonder if this was taken during the "Blue Hour"...Never knew about that until recently. Very beautiful...where is it?
09/05/2016 05:29:40 PM
clear blue
09/04/2016 05:15:17 PM
Sharp image! Very nicely done.
09/03/2016 08:11:52 PM
Somebody should call the Sierra Club, alert them to all the wonderful photos in this challenge. It's truly amazing. What a beautiful planet we have to live on. Thanks for posting this shot
09/01/2016 10:56:51 PM
ahhhh here's my very stern critique..... OH WOW

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