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The Tetons

The Tetons
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Copyright: Niek Bouwen (SunToucher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1376 W: 234 N: 1593] (8380)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-22
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Sigma 18-200 Zoom F3.5-6.3 DC, Tiffen Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/11, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Summer vacation 2006
Theme(s): My favorite Nature photos, 70 points et plus !, Your favorites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-26 14:04
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 98
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Suzanne mentioned that I should post one more photo of my vacation, so that I have a total of 50 photos in my travelogue. Well, here it is another view in the Tetons. this time taken from Cunningham Cabin.

The Cunningham Cabin was built in 1890 by Pierce and Margaret Cunningham as part of a 160 acre homestead. It's a lodgepole pine "dog-trot" style building consisting of two separate boxes with a veranda in the center, the entirety of which is covered with a sod roof. At first it was used as a home, then later as a barn and smithy. In 1893 two suspected horse thieves were shot and killed at the cabin by an angry posse.

When I was there, I was allowed to go inside the cabin. I heard that only a few days later people weren't allowed to go inside it anymore.

Teck Talk: Shot in RAW, converted to JPEG. Adjusted levels and curves. Small crop and framed it. And a touch of USM

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  • tracer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 748 W: 45 N: 1650] (8284)
  • [2006-10-26 14:08]

great great landscape this is.i like the mountains in the background. the fence proved to be a good subject in the foreground.

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  • Mooko Silver Star Critiquer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 0] (170)
  • [2006-10-26 14:30]

Hello niek
Nice composition and colours. I like it.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1320 W: 31 N: 1634] (9994)
  • [2006-10-26 15:07]

Hello Niek

We meet again :-)

Great shot, nice composition with the fence going diagonally across the front of the foreground. Lovely mountains. Good colours, saturation and contrast



Hi Niek,
Nature nature nature - where ever you look - it's wonderful. What a great view to the mountains. And the combination of the fresh green and the pretty blue is beautiful.
Thanks, great shot
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hoi Niek,
Prachtig panorama en geweldig vastgelegd. Mooi met het hekwerk op de voorgrond de bergen op de achtergrond hoeven geen verdere lof, die zijn schitterend van zichzelf maar wel uitzonderlijk goed weergegevn door onze TL SunToucher. TFS Niek!

hello niek!!
beautiful landscape shot, excellent colors and compo.
beautiful, really beautiful!

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  • Tintin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1885 W: 243 N: 345] (1982)
  • [2006-10-26 16:24]

Your note made me laugh, Niek. I am glad you decided to post one more as this one is very beautiful. It is funny how different the place look when the grass is green as we also went to Cunningham Cabin (could not go inside the roof was falling in) and our pictures are quite different because the grass was yellow and the sagebrush a kind of grey that makes the pictures quite dull.

Nice composition to include the typical fence of this part of the world but I might have considered cloning out the white thing on the right which looks like a plastic bag. Nice colours & light. Well done!

lovely scenery, nice compositon with colours, and fence.. a great effect. TFS ..good notes, too.Meagan

Good composition, Niek! The inclusion of the fence is very nice. Kind of healous to see all that green and no smoke on the mountains! TFS!

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  • ose Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 442 W: 0 N: 18] (5420)
  • [2006-10-26 20:14]

Hi Niek
Great landscape shot. Great colours, light, sharpnes,DOF and POV.
Well done


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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2006-10-26 20:50]

Beautiful landscape! The light and colors are awesome! Very well composed image! Thank you! Michel

great! the colors are excellent, and composition is also very good. very easy on the eyes and almost postcard like. great blues!


Hello Niek,
The lovely diagonal fence adds a lot to this fine composition!
I'm impressed by the light and the clarity of colours, and the scenery is captured with great details!
Pablo -

Hi Niek,

What a landscape! Beautiful layers: the sky, the mountains and the grassland. Excellent composition as well.



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  • elkab Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 71 W: 46 N: 41] (743)
  • [2006-10-27 5:21]

Nice picture very well composed, grat colors, sharpness and contrast.


This is a wonderful landscape. Great colours, excellent sharpness and details, a very nice composition. I love this picture.

What a peaceful place it looks. The composition looks simple yet is quite effective. The line of the fence complements the line of the mountains, yet is not alike in its direction. The colours are also great. I also like the contrast of snow covered peaks, but vibrant greenery of the plains.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 178 W: 7 N: 28] (1328)
  • [2006-10-27 6:40]

beautiful. simple and effective composition. good colors, focus. tfs

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2006-10-27 7:09]

Wow, wonderful landscape !!!
Gorgeous colurs and light in this great compo.


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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2006-10-27 7:40]

The image has been taken with a high level of skill and with good aesthetic sense. Composition is excellent along with selection of point of view. Crisp details, beautiful hue of sky and plantation. Well done Niek.

Many thanks for sharing a fantstic image.

beautiful comp here Niek :)
love the colors, good use of the natural lines to part the frame
well done :)

Hi Niek
Such a picturesque landscape, truly a western look with the old grey wooden fence and the spectacular Tetons in the background. The colours are awesome from the sky to the vegetation. Wonderful composition and lighting.

TFS Janice
it's suppose to snow this weekend....burr!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2006-10-27 12:38]

Great shot Niek, gorgeous colors and composition. Great DOF, thanks !


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2006-10-27 14:01]

Hello Niek,
amazing shot, the POV is very well choosen. The colors and the depth are fabulous. Very nice contrast and sharpness. A beautiful composed landscape.

Strangely the fence adds to the feeling of tremendous space in this image. Good foreground interest and a wonderful view. Thanks for the note too.

A superb landscape Niek!
Great composition, but what fantastic wiew!
Good exposure and depth of field help to provide a very well executed picture.
Best wishes

Hi Niek,

Nice landscape and composition. I like fences in pictures, especialy old ones like this. Add's a lot to a picture. Good DOF as usual, help to give the 'grandeur' of this fine place. I can just image how cowboys did ranching back in the old day's.

PC :)

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  • Loon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 11 N: 91] (1163)
  • [2006-10-29 6:20]

Niek this is an amazing shot.
The DOF is endless and the colors very bright.

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2006-10-29 12:43]

Hello Nick,
The mountains covered in snow, the grass and bushes, all combined with the fence in the fg make this a beautiful photo. I could spend a long time looking at this. Just brilliant !! TFS Julie

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  • denjoe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 0 N: 144] (2443)
  • [2006-10-29 20:51]

Marvelous landscape image!! The colors are dazzingly beautiful. Well composed and exposed. Well done!!

Schitterend Niek...meer woorden zijn niet nodig.

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  • bones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 5 N: 72] (1081)
  • [2006-10-30 8:39]

Hi Niek

Stunningly well composed. The polariser brought the colours out perfectly. (of course shooting in RAW helps with post work, but that polariser is a gem, is it not)


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2006-10-30 10:28]

Hi Niek
I agree with the other members for say that it'ss a wonderful photo. Great perspective and colors! Bravo! Annie

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 238 W: 150 N: 413] (2882)
  • [2006-10-30 13:13]

Beauty, Niek. Great subject here (well, subjectS -- the Tetons, fence, brush and sky). I like the parallel lines between the fence and the mountains. But I can't say for sure what it is but there is something disturbing about that fence. I'm wondering whether there should be a bit more space in front of the fence, especially that "leg" that is cut off. Maybe a couple steps back or squatting down a bit? I can't figure it out, but see if that makes any sense to you. Great job in the exposure and color. I think some people who haven't been out west think we are over-saturating our colors, but that's just the way they look!

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2006-10-30 13:40]

Hello Niek, What lovely colours you show here..I like the interest in the FG and the snowy rugged mountains in the BG..nicely composed.. well done. and thanks for sharing.

Kindest regards

Hello Niek, this landscape is superb! Must be something to witness this beauty. And you captured it very well! The mountains look huge.

I like the fence in the fg which repeats the line of the mountain!

Well seen and executed, Yan :)

ps: thx so much for your visit in "Pasture".

Hello Niek!

Wooohooo! Quite a change from the Duch landscapes (^_^). Great post Niek! The kind of shot that would attract modern pionneers to Go West (^_^), and ejoy the Wild Wild West!
Brilliant idea to keep the fence in the FG.

WOW! This is incredible Niek! Excellent shot, great colors! Nice and sharp!

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  • cafe Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 79 W: 0 N: 25] (1237)
  • [2006-10-31 15:33]

Great shot & composition. I like the rich color, summer greeness. Maybe without the rock on the far right it would be better. TFS, Giap.

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  • NellyD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 362 W: 0 N: 697] (2745)
  • [2006-11-02 17:45]

Hoi Niek,

Wat een ontzettend mooi landschap!
Ik ben echt verzot op bergen en hier staan ze er echt prachtig op. Mooie heldere kleuren en het hekwerk op de voorgrond geeft het net dat beetje extra.
Ik vind het schitterend :-)

Groetjes, Nel

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  • sign Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 51 W: 0 N: 118] (823)
  • [2006-11-04 14:49]

Hi Niek,
great, lovely landscape! The colours are brilliant and the fence infront leads the eye into the different dimensions. Good POV.
Well done,

Niek! what a beautiful photo!! I love the old fence in the foreground all that lush green and the beautiful mountains..perfect colors...gotta save this one!! TFS

Hi there!
What a great landscape! Love the vivid colours and fantastic composition with the fence in the foreground. You make it look like an awesome place to visit!
Well done!

Beautiful view and very well composed!


I like the POV here. The colors are stunning and the composition rocks! Great texture in the field. It kind of reminds me of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range. What is a smithy? Good notes. Well done,

great POV and colors in this one Neik. I like the sharpness of the shot. Beautiful contrastind blues and greens.
Well done!


Hi Niek,
Scrolling thru your portfolio is very interesting. You really try alot of differnt types of photography. I like alot of your still life compositions and urban scenes. But I guess the outdoorsman and nature photographer in me is always first drawn to this type of shots.
This is superb!

Hi Niek,

This is a fantastic shot, very well composed and managed, the lighting is just perfect. TFS


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2009-10-22 3:22]

Hi Niek,
from one end to another everything is so clear.
From top to bottom the natural colours are splendidly composed.
The perspective exploited by having the wooden fence cutting across amke this scenery very beautiful and briliantly composed.


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