Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Norfolk Southern

Trains aren't my typical subjects, but I have photographed them twice in the past month.  While competing an owl survey for my day job (the evening this photo was captured, it was my night job), a trail headed our way down the tracks.  We stopped, watched in come close, and then I realized I had my Canon D10 Point and Shoot in my pocket.  A quick snap as the train sped by, pulling cars full of brand new automobiles. 


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Moose, Yellowstone, Animals in the Landscape

After reading an article in October's issue of Popular photography, I am re-examining several of my Yellowstone images.  The article focuses on photographing animals immersed in there natural surroundings, a type of wildlife photography that I would like to practice more often.  Lately, I've been trying to get super closeups and tight crops, but I think this style is getting a little boring to my eye. 

This moose was the only one we observed in Yellowstone this past June.  Make sure you follow its legs all the way to the ground- the top of this animal's head must be ten feet off the ground.

This picture is a classic animal in its environment image- The moose is chewing on the tender new growth of willows.  Background and surroundings meet subject as the moose selects an individual willow shoot for a late evening meal.


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Shawnee Ridge

Morning comes to a ridge at Shawnee State Forest, Scioto County, Ohio.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Blue Mistflower

Blue Mistflower, Conoclinium coelestinum.  Shawnee State Forest, September 7, 2010.