Saturday, November 4, 2023

The one trick nature photographers don't want you to know


Warning: Twenty pictures incoming!

One of the real problems of nature photography is that unless one gets a spectacular scene, with just the right lighting, and a bit of luck, and hopefully a smattering of technical ability, it's pretty hard to make more than a very occasionally interesting shot. A focal point can help in this kind of composition, like maybe a celebrity or a particularly striking animal or two. Unfortunately it is hard to get very close to a celebrity or a wild animal. Along the way of the trail to Shadow Falls, which I have photographed for you a thousand times, and contended with this above issue in a myriad of ways over the years, I have seen and been close to a striking animal, a coyote, just once. And as for celebrities? I'm pretty sure I caught a glimpse of Ringo, but he kept scurrying under the leaves and I never got a decent shot.

So today on an hour walk in this charming, but humble, nature area, I once again charted my way in photographs that I doubt could trouble the interest of anyone for even a moment. But this time, I had a clear solution in mind.

Yes, I know you guessed it.

Of course you guessed it.

Obviously you guessed it.

But you have to admit, it's still pretty clever, even if it might wear out its welcome a little after so many iterations. And anyway, as I propose, if you roll with the repetition, the very outlandishness of that repetition returns the charm once again.

Or so I like to dream.

C'mon, take a little walk with me...

No comments:

Post a Comment

If you were wondering, yes, you should comment. Not only does it remind me that I must write in intelligible English because someone is actually reading what I write, but it is also a pleasure for me since I am interested in anything you have to say.

I respond to pretty much every comment. It's like a free personalized blog post!

One last detail: If you are commenting on a post more than two weeks old I have to go in and approve it. It's sort of a spam protection device. Also, rarely, a comment will go to spam on its own. Give either of those a day or two and your comment will show up on the blog.