Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Horse Show Art

This design uses photographs of jumpers taken last year at some horse shows. The intent is to portray an exhibit of photographs on gallery walls with the added surprise of a horse and rider jumping out of a picture. The floor, walls, sign and picture frames are computer-generated. There are two copies of the photo on the right to facilitate the distortion, masking and shadow effect.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Two Curious Deer

I was watching these whitetail deer for quite awhile and slowly working closer to get within good camera range. Four deer were milling about in the same area but they weren't doing anything that might make a great photo. Once I was close enough, though, I stayed and watched for awhile longer. Patience was rewarded when these two looked in the same direction with their ears perked. I believe they were interested in the other two deer for some reason but the moment lasted only long enough for one photograph. This one shot made my entire morning worthwhile.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Deer in winter with visible breath.

I found some whitetail deer yesterday in some open hardwoods. I spotted this one bedded behind a log and I could only see her ears. But I noticed her breath condensing in the cold air and decided to try for a shot of that. I maneuvered so she would be backlit and perhaps better show the breath. She stood when she noticed my approach and offered this shot before leaving. On the full size image the breath is apparent on both sides of her face. No wind and the temperature was in the mid to upper teens.