Twinkles Over Tetons

Twinkles Over Tetons: Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS

I’ve had the idea for photographing a starry sky over the Teton mountain range in my mind’s eye for years.  I just needed a relatively clear sky and the will to wake up even earlier than usual.  I captured the night sky for 30 seconds at f/4 and ISO 800.  The stars did form “tiny” trails, but they are totally acceptable to me and not that evident in the final image.  I then waited about 1/2 hr before dawn to capture detail in the foreground and the distant Tetons (f/14, ISO 100, 13 seconds).  I then combined the two exposures in Photoshop to create the final image.  I was a little lucky in the sense that there were a few wispy clouds hanging around which manifested as subtle pinkish hues in the sky.  I hope you enjoy the image and a few others from the Tetons.  I plan to take some more shots tomorrow morning before heading back to Seattle.  If I get anything worth sharing, I’ll add it to this blog.

Bullwinkle: Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS

A Barn for All Seasons: Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS

Teton Layers: Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS

Fall in the Tetons: Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS

Teton Bull: Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS

4 Comments
  • Stephen
    October 20, 2010

    Great stars and beautiful shots of the lower and upper saddle where my life was nearly snuffed out.
    The bull is stuffed, right?

  • Stephen
    October 20, 2010

    Keep them coming.

  • linda lin
    October 20, 2010

    i love it!!!!!!

  • Heidi Jensen
    October 20, 2010

    I love these pictures, I grew up near there and have taken that drive countless times to go skiing at Targhee. It is one of my favorite places of all time.

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