Its been a while since I have been out on the water, I always carry the camera along and grab a few shots. Fishing was’nt that great, maybe it was the fisherman. The afternoon provide some great shots as the sun got lower on the horizon providing some great light and shadows around the lakes edge.
Lately, I have been working on expanding my knowledge of my equipment and one of the things that I plan to do is night photography. While my intent was to shoot the milky way the first time out, didn’t happen I needed to be on the other side of the river, while I didn’t get what I went for I did get this shot as a car topped the hill. This probably won’t make my favorites list in a few more years it is a start and I am enjoying my camera’s capabilities.
I have always enjoyed shooting a variety of subjects, but I have never felt that I was very good at landscape photography. Recently I have been working on landscapes. I have enjoyed some fall shooting and hope to learn more as I get out and explore, just like anything new, I expect to have a handicap as I develop an eye for this type of photography.
Every year there are thousands of kittens born they all need a home. Cats are free to roam in most places and this is why as responsible owners should have their pets spayed or neutered. Yes, they are adorable but they need a good home where they can be loved, fed and taken care of. I have four of my own all adopted from a world of homeless pets. I assure you they will give you many years of enjoyment, so adopt a homeless animal today.
Every cat that has taken up with me has been homeless, this little girl is no different. She has taken up residents on my back porch and always accompanies me when I go outside. I have a lot of birds that visit the cove I live in on the lake, so I try and get a few shots of the birds whenever possible. Sometimes I will have a half of dozen cats lounging around me when I am out shooting. I always keep an eye on them because I never know when a moment will come that is worth capturing.
I love living on the lake and yesterday was special as a pair of Northern Shovelers dropped in for a visit. I have never seen any before and was excited to get these shots before they departed.
When Shooting Wildlife
Honestly, I planned my shot!! If you spend time photographing wildlife you know that even with all the planning, everything doesn’t happen like you planned it, take this shot for instance. I planned on getting this right out in front of me, I did my best to adjust my location as the action was happening. They just over ran where I thought it was going to take place. So I had a lot more in the shot than I wanted, so thats why it has the crop like this. Yeah its sort of behind them too. Everything else turned out like I planned, so what happened? Action, Wildlife, and my inability to be a sprinter with my gear in hand to get the angle I was looking for. That’s just another day in shooting wildlife.
I took this shot a few years ago while attending an event at Ocmulgee National Park. It was part of the Birds of Prey show that they have been putting on for the last few years. While the bird is not in the wild, it is a good chance to see them up close and learn about the different species
My Sweet Bella
I have taken many photo’s of Bella, what can I say she is always a joy you just can’t resist taking another shot. She is a smaller cat and everytime I lay down she is right there. She love to get outside and explore but she always stays near. Every morning when I get up I set down with a cup of coffee and turn on the computer, she will get right in front of the computer screen and sit there until I pay attention to her. She is the first one who greets me when I get home, and she is a pretty good alarm clock too.
One of the things that I will be working on in the future is shooting with my wide angle lens. I have never been much with landscape photography, so I am studying on what makes a great photo. Now I know that this is nothing spectacular, but its my backyard and I did manage to capture the sunburst which was my intention as early on I just wanted to see what I could do with this new lens. I am a Nikon shooter, why? Because thats what all my friends were shooting, so I figured it would be like having tips with me when I was out shooting with them, plus they have a strong understanding on the controls. I plan to use it primarily for low light, but will be using it for landscapes too.