There must have been a dozen photographers behind me shooting the reflections of the Grand Tetons that morning, but I was drawn to the backlit mist just as the sun was coming up. The cloudless sky over the Tetons was rather uninteresting… but this lovely calm scene had everything I wanted.
As my skills were rather limited at the time, I went to great lengths to avoid the bright sky on my right. The photos is intentionally left dark to let the mist stand out. This was also one of my first attempt at manual blending. I spent hours trying to figure out how to bring out the details in different parts of the image.