Oxbow Bend Again
It looks quiet and peaceful here but it was nearly elbow to elbow with other photogs at the World Famous Oxbow Bend on the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. The sky was ominous and I thought going wide (12mm) would show it off the best.
There was a small back eddy that was surrounded by brilliant yellow foliage. You would think the overcast day gave a fairly even tone but there was still a fair amount of contrast. So I ended up shooting 3 frame sets (0, –1, +1) of everything for HDR processing.
The final image in this post was as the others, an HDR image but I added Glamour Glow from Nik Software’s Color Efex Pro 3.0. At the time of our trip in the first week of October, fall colors were in evidence throughout most of the park but there were many places where the leaves had already fallen. The last week in September may have been better and there would have been more open. There are many facilities in Yellowstone especially that were closed by October 1, including most of the Park Ranger interpretative programs.