Pilgrim Creek

While out in Grand Teton National Park, a good friend told us about this incredible scene at an area known as Pilgrim Creek.  We got this phone call that went something like "You gotta get over here and see this now!".  So we headed straight over, and we were super, super excited about photographing this scene at first light.

This was one of the best scenes I've ran across in a long time...heck, maybe the best ever for me!  The wild lupine was vibrant and in abundance, there was fresh snow on the mountains, the water was up and the reflection of the mountain range in the water was fantastic!  Now we just had to pick a morning to photograph it and hope everything works out.

I don't think we could've picked a better morning for photographing this scene.  The pink bands that the sky produced just before sunrise were amazing and complimented the Purple Lupine in the foreground so nicely!

We had to get up and leave our hotel by 3:30AM to make it here in time to capture those pink clouds that showed up before sunrise, but I would'nt have had it any other way!

I photographed this using my Sony A7R, Metabones EOS Adapter and Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Lens.  I wanted the high resolution of that big, full frame Sony paired with the super sharpness of my Tamron Lens!  I also mounted that setup on my Vanguard Alta Pro 283CT Tripod with BBH-200 Ballhead,  

I shot this in Aperture Priority Mode at F/16, ISO 100 and -1.0 EV resulting in a shutter speed of 0.8 seconds.  

I hope you enjoy this scene as much as I did when I was there, and I am continuing to do while processing these images.