I'm really getting excited about our workshop in GTNP next week. A few days ago my teaching partner, David Akoubian, posted a bit about shooting one of the many iconic locations, Schwabacher's Landing, from different locations than the most popular spot. David mentioned shooting it from the main parking area. I wanted to share a few images from a different area, also.
These two images were made within feet of each other. Honestly, I like the scene from this spot better than the more popular spot. You don't get a good reflection of the mountains in this location, but I like the way the river leads you to the mountains. I also like the foreground elements here a lot better, too.
Aperture Priority, F/16, ISO 100, 1/6th second, Exposure Compensation -1.0
Aperture Priority, F/11, ISO 100, 1/40th second
Like I mentioned, you do lose the reflection here. It really is impossible to get because the water is flowing much too fast. However, I love the scene with the river rocks in the foreground. These images were made on 2 separate trips, so I liked it enough to go back twice ;)
Sometimes all it takes to bring new enthusiasm to a scene you've shot multiple times is changing your perspective. Next time you are at a scene that you've shot several times before, walk a few hundred yards down river or lower your tripod...whatever it takes to get a new perspective.
These images were made with the Sony A7R, Metabones adapter and Tamron 24-70mm Lens.