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Like a face, a mountain has a preferred side. I want to show an example.
Here are two views of the Tetons from different places. One shows the iconic look of the famous peaks, the other is seldom seen probably because it does not look like the classic Teton shot. You may even like it better, thatís not the point here, The point is that each landscape has some view that maximizes the expected look of that place.
For the Grand Tetons, we are used to seeing the view from the barns, Schawbacher Landing (shown here) Snake River overlook and a few other places along hwy 89. Oxbow Bend features Mount Moran, and is also an Icon, but is a different mountain.
The view from Jenny Lake is so close to the peaks and from such a low angle that the entire nature of them is changed.
I think it is less popular for that reason. I once tried a sunset shot of the Tetons from the west side. I was very disappointed.
It was smoky this trip and no clouds, so neither of these shots are great images. They are simply a way to illustrate a point.
Classic view from Schwabacher landing
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III 24 mm f/8.0 1/250 sec 100 ISO 0.0 EV
View from Jenny Lake
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III 17 mm f/11.0 1/25 sec 100 ISO +1.0 EV