Camera-mounted flash gave me mobility in the room and I bounced it off the ceiling. The white card was extended for a little fill and this gave tiny catchlights in the dog's eyes.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
This shot of a beagle was taken just before Christmas. I was shooting candids of family while my daughter was holding her dog in her lap. The dog changed positions to rest his head on her shoulder and I was lucky to be behind them at the moment. I got two shots before the dog moved away.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
I was in the woods after a significant snowstorm hoping to get some more shots of bucks before they dropped their antlers. I didn't see any bucks at all but did come across some does. The sky was quite overcast and some light snow was falling. I was expecting more dramatic lighting because the sky was supposed to start clearing. Nonetheless, the snow accumulating on the doe's back and on the top of her head adds a nice touch to the portrait.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Another in the series of composite images of ducks in flight with a simulated mat. The two photos are chosen from my files of flying mallards. The background photo has four ducks descending to a landing with wings set. The foreground photo is a close-up of a drake mallard in a fast banking turn with wings set.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Third in the series of composite images of ducks in flight. The close-up photo of the mallard drake was taken from a slightly lower camera angle than the previous images so I placed it at the top of this composite. The background photo is of two drake mallard ducks above a hen as they descend to a landing.
Monday, December 15, 2008
This is the second in a series of composite images featuring ducks in flight. Two photographs combined into one image simulating a matted picture. The background photo features 3 drake mallard ducks and a single hen in close formation flight. The foreground photo is a close-up of a drake mallard quacking as he descends with his wings set.
I use Adobe Photoshop to create the simulated mat and to composite the photographs.
Friday, December 12, 2008
This is a composite image of two photographs from my collection of ducks in flight. The background photo is of three drake mallards in a diving descent to a landing. The foreground photo is a drake mallard in crossing flight. This composite is the first in a series to be created and offered at ImageKind; see the link on the right side of this page.
Friday, December 5, 2008
I got this shot recently while looking for bucks. I wasn't intending to photograph does but this one struck such a neat pose I couldn't pass it up. She was on a small knoll slightly above me and it appears as if I was on the ground. We were both trying to see each other through the tangle of branches.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Here is another shot of the young Great Blue Heron. It moved out of the water onto the dead tree branch so I knew it was just passing time and not actively fishing. This was a nice pose and I got several other shots as it was preening feathers.