Monday, July 28, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Most of the time we shoot in the horizontal orientation. It's more natural and there is more room for framing error when following fast action like this. But the vertical orientation works nicely when tightly framed. The slope of the horse's back and rear legs gives a nice diagonal element to the composition. We certainly don't claim to nail the timing and the framing perfectly every time. The success rate is lower than we would like but a lot of practice helps immensely.
100-400 lens at 150mm, 1/1600 second at f/5.6, ISO 400.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
100-400 lens at 400mm, 1/1250 at f/5.6, ISO 250.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
We recently returned from South Africa where we were hunting Cape Buffalo in an area near Kruger National Park. This bull was spotted during the morning fog along with several others. It wasn't fully mature but it gave us one of the few opportunities to get photographs. The buffalo were very hard to find and very skittish when we did find them. This photo was taken from the back of a safari truck. 100-400 lens at 400mm, 1/1250 at f/5.6, ISO 800.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
200mm lens, f/5.0 at 1/1000, ISO 800.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
The wings on the left duck are almost straight and make a strong diagonal line that contributes to a dynamic composition. Indeed, the two ducks are flying so close to each other that together they form a nice diagonal.
100-400 lens at 400mm, 1/1600 at f/5.6, ISO 640.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
100-400 lens at 400mm, 1/1600 second at f/5.6, ISO 320.