Mormon Barn Revisited

Posted on 05 October 2014

MormanBarn2014Mormon Barn Revisited, Grand Teton National Park. May 24, 2014 © Copyright Ben Gundy – all rights reserved.

As a photographer I do not mind going back to an iconic subject time after time. There is always something that has changed since the last time I was there. I know, both pros and amateurs, don’t like to reshoot an iconic image due to  the throngs of people that are there and the thousands of images that are already out there. However, this particular time, the ranchers had the water diverted in front of the iconic barn so it changed the composition of the image. Usually, the water is running down the south side (left side) of the barn, at least, every time I have been there. The watery canal gave the image a nice “S” curve which definitely helped the foreground. Again this is an early morning shot right after sunrise giving a warm tone to the old barn.

Notice I have the peak of the barn above the crest line of the Tetons, putting the peak above or below is the way to compose this image. Don’t merge the peak of the roof at the crest line of the mountain, that is bad composition…

I have another image I took at the same time, a small panorama that I will post at a later date.

Hopefully, one day, I can catch this image with nice storm clouds above the Tetons.

Text, photographs, and other media are © Copyright Ben Gundy and are not in the public domain and may not be used on websites, blogs, or in other media without advance permission from Ben Gundy.


Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EF 24-105mm f4L at 45mm

ISO 200, 1/100 sec at f/11


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