Jenny Lake Sunrise Shoot

Grand Teton National Park is back open as of yesterday! What better way to celebrate but to go on a sunrise shoot?

I originally planned setting up to shoot near the bridge at North Jenny Lake junction, but once there my eyes roamed the place and did not find what I was looking for. So I decided to chance something new... I started driving down the one-way scenic road along Jenny Lake. I wasn't sure if there'd be any spots to pull over for photos or not - and it was only 10 minutes till sunrise! A risk...

... That payed off fairly well. I found a spot where I wished I had a wider lens to use, and I believe it could be a new "Zuk favorite" for photography. My dad, Ken Zuk, would especially love the rocky shore here. Sorry dad, will take you there sometime!

I got there just in time to catch some gorgeous alpenglow. Enjoy the photos!

Panorama of Jenny Lake. In mid-left of photo is Cascade Canyon. Most prominent and forward mountain on left is Teewinot, which I climbed this season.

Closeup of the Tetons. From left to right: Teewinot, Grand Teton, Mount Owen. The Grand is hard to pick out, but the tip is there. 

When you don't have a wide-angle lens to capture the shore and the mountain tops, try this trick used here: panorama of three landscape-oriented photos stacked on top of one another.

Or you can back up a bit and capture some interesting grass around the rocks. :)

Panorama, alpenglow at its peak.

Looking north towards Mount Moran.

The rocky shore I said my dad would love... unfortunately my lens wasn't wide enough to capture them with the lake and mountains in the background.

A cool textured rock in Jenny Lake, Tetons in background.

Capturing the details... fall colors have fallen.

It was a great spot I plan to return to as soon as we get a bit of fresh snow. Imagine these rocks with some snow on top, with a wider angle lens I'm going to borrow!

Thanks for stopping by...

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  1. Great photos Derrick!!! This is where I got some fantastic photos with your mom on May 11, 11. The lake was still frozen and the mountains had snow. It's my screen saver and I see it everyday. It is a favorite spot for me, too. Love all the photos you've added. "Mom T"

    1. Thanks Mom T! It's a great spot for sure. Hoping to get out there again with some snow on the rocks!


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