When I’m in that situation I try to expand my frame by making a stitched panorama. It’s a common approach for landscape images – but it can also work for wildlife photos too
Back in July of 2007, I wrote a post about Mt. Evans, Colorado and included this image of an Elk herd we saw there: At that time, I was using a Nikon D80 camera and made this photo with an entry level 70-300 telephoto lens. I remember wanting to capture as much detail as possible, so instead … Continue reading Reprocessing a Mt. Evans Elk Herd panorama
I was up on Mount Evans near Denver, Colorado with an Olympus E-PL5 camera and a 24-100mm equivalent lens. This is a 16MP camera and the mountains and valley were just too large to fit through that lens and onto that sensor. I really wanted to capture something that would give viewers a sense of the scene. So how did I make the 46MP (9608×4804) wide angle panorama below with the gear I had?
Ansel Adams is known for his pre-visualization approach to photography. “The term [pre]visualization refers to the entire emotional-mental process of creating a photograph” “It’s not what you see, it’s what you want me to see” Ansel Adams Having deliberate control of all parts of the photo capture and printing processes allowed him to create wonderful … Continue reading Planning or Luck?
Sometimes when I’m out photographing at dawn, I’ll see someone stop, hop out of their car, make a single photo, then get back in and leave. Will they get a good image? Maybe. But they’d have a better chance if they could invest some time trying different compositions and settings to see what works best. … Continue reading Working a scene
I was on my way home through some rain one day last week when the sky started to look very interesting. I stopped by the house, picked up a camera (I know – I should have had it with me!) and headed up toward Lake Jesup to make a few photos. I’m glad I did … Continue reading Developing Clouds
We’ve been slowly (Lynn thinks too slowly!) making prints for our family room. We like metal prints and have been pleased with ones we’ve ordered from MPix. When they sent us a 25% off coupon last week, it was time for another order. Having images tagged and organized in Lightroom is a big help for … Continue reading Picking a Print
Have you ever had one of those photography outings? The kind where you’re not sure any of the photos will be worth the effort? Where it feels like you’re just going through the motions? Hindsight: Perception of the significance and nature of events after they have occurred. https://www.thefreedictionary.com/hindsight I hadn’t been to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge since March. The weather forecast when I got up … Continue reading A Marvelous Morning After All
Here’s one more post to finish up with photos from our road trip. These are all from time we spent at and near the new Central Florida Photo Ops field office in Nashville, Tennessee. I’d never heard of the Parthenon in Nashville’s Centennial Park before MK took us there. It was originally built for Tennessee’s … Continue reading Tennessee – May 2021
I made this image a couple weeks ago during our stay at Lake Louisa State park. I woke up early and couldn’t get back to sleep, so I got my camera and went outside. It was a long time before dawn and “flashlight so you don’t trip” dark. Of course, normally you should use your … Continue reading Seeing in the dark