Signal Mountain, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
During the spring photo tour of the Tetons, I was able to visit many places for the first time. The guide certainly knew various nooks and crannies of the park that get overlooked by traditional visitors.
One of the opportunities for a photo shoot was at the very peak of Signal Mountain. After a short road trip up the mountain, there is a small overlook at the top. The area can be a little bit crowded when several photographers nestle in with their tripods. Extra time and patience are required to get various compositional setups. I did a lot of bracketing here because of a dark foreground and light background.
For this particular image, I combined a set of five different exposures to create an HDR (high dynamic range) image. The purpose of creating an HDR image is to merge the light and dark areas, making the best of all of the exposures. I used a new program, called Aurora HDR Pro. It will take a while for me to understand the program’s full capabilities, but that is the fun of it all. With digital photography, I am always learning new things!