I've been fighting a dose of the winter blahs here for the last week. With the time change, I have a little more daylight to play with afterwork, so I decided to just head over to the State Park and roam about to see what there was to see. What a great idea. Nothing planned, just strolling around with the camera to see what caught my eye. It was a wonderful exercise to blow out the old creative cobwebs and get back to basics. Give it a bash!
Here are some of the best from the day.
As a note, if your gonna shoot nature and you don't have a plan, GET THE HELL OUTTA THE CAR! All but one of these shots I would have missed if I had been rubbernecking out the window. Of course, there is a geographic size to consider. If your trying to get around Yellowstone, well you might need some quality time behind the wheel. For the rest of us shooting our home town, hoof it! For good portraits you want to connect with your subject. Well, its the some thing here. Connect with nature. Get those feet in action and slide quietly into its domain. As for the buck, I only counted six points. He's not the big boy I caught last time I was sneaking around out there. The Boss was a twelve point and a husky fella at that. This guy is the up and comer, but has some growing to do. He was running with a doe and a spike when I saw him.
Any-hoo, when you get a little burned out on all the planned shoots and details of lighting gear and such. I simple walk about is a great remedy for the blahs. Oh and its good for your photography too! :-)
Get out there and be exceptional!