Signal Mtn

Cottonwood Creek Site

Cottonwood creek

Cottonwood Creek Solstice
© Miles Hecker

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SEASONS

The road between the Bradley Lake trailhead and Jenny Lake sits right at the base of the Teton uplift. Here the mountains rise over 7000 feet from the plains. In summer one can get an in your face shot of the massive granite peaks towering overhead.

In winter, swirling snow storms come and go on a regular basis as you ski under them. The peace and quiet of the alpine winter can be experienced first hand by anyone willing to ski along the road, in the shadow of the mountains nearby.

TIMES

Sunrise on a sunny day works well. In over cast weather who knows when the storm might dramatically break and a scene similar to the one above unfold.

Mid day light on the snow is very harsh. While cheerful and uplifting it is photographically speaking, not desirable. A 135mm lens on a 35mm full frame camera was used for the above photo.

LENS & FILTERS

LENS: 28-135mm for 35mm cameras, 17-85mm for crop sensor cameras

FILTERS: none needed

FILMS

Slide films: Velvia 100 or Kodak E100SW

Negative films: Fuji Reala or Konica Impressa

DIGITAL CAMERAS

See: Digital cameras for landscape work.

 

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