When my section of the class made it to the Teton National Park is was rainy and very difficult to take a picture of anything without a cloud in the way. Though challenging, we were there to take beautiful landscapes, so we made it work.

I took a full-frame camera and took full advantage of it’s bracketing capabilities. I usually shoot with a Nikon D3200 and though it’s been a great starter camera for me, it doesn’t bracket, so I have to do it all manually which is a pain.

With a tripod and a nicer camera though, bracketing landscape photography is a breeze, even when it’s cloudy. Obviously, you want to wait until it’s not pouring, but a lens hood is extremely helpful to protect your lens from getting water droplets on it.

Cloudy Landscape Photography at the Teton National Park

Image of cloudy landscape photography in Teton National Park by Merritt J. Jones

Image of cloudy landscape photography in Teton National Park by Merritt J. Jones

Image of cloudy landscape photography in Teton National Park by Merritt J. Jones

Image of cloudy landscape photography in Teton National Park by Merritt J. Jones

Image of cloudy landscape photography in Teton National Park by Merritt J. Jones

Image of cloudy landscape photography in Teton National Park by Merritt J. Jones

Image of cloudy landscape photography in Teton National Park by Merritt J. Jones

Image of cloudy landscape photography in Teton National Park by Merritt J. Jones

 

For this last image, I was going for more of a smooth water look. I still should have had a slower shutter speed, but you can still tell that the water blurs instead of freezes. I had my camera on a small tripod and at one point my shutter speed was about 30 seconds I believe. So again, it definitely needed longer. As far as editing goes, there were so many golden reds for fall that I decided to really focus on those since I focused a lot of the green in a previous blog post.

Image of cloudy landscape photography in Teton National Park by Merritt J. Jones

Image of cloudy landscape photography in Teton National Park by Merritt J. Jones