Sunday, March 31, 2013
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013
The spring temperature fluctuations this week have made for some interesting morning macro shots. This scene was gone by noon and did not reform on the next evening freeze. My eye is torn between the round leaf on the left and the bright line on the right, stopping in the middle to look at the narrow leaf. The line on the lower right seems to pull the round leaf and bright line together. A lot to look at.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Snow Geese Feeding at Squaw Creek NWR from Dale Bohlke on Vimeo.
With hundreds of thousands of snow geese in the middle of the refuge it was nice of this group to be near shore for photographers. The temperature was 62 degrees, I wonder when we'll have our first 60 degree day. Technical: Splashing water audio added in post production using Foley technique.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Fire and Snow Geese at Squaw Creek NWR from Dale Bohlke on Vimeo.
Last Thursday I went Squaw Creek to photograph a few hundred thousand snow geese with a blue sky as background. The drama of smoke and fire coupled with birds in the air was much more interesting than the blue sky I was expecting.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Ira Glass on Storytelling from David Shiyang Liu on Vimeo.
Although this is about storytelling it also is pertinent to photography or any other creative skill for that matter. In my mind I know what I want to show but most of the time the image just doesn't show it as I imagine it. Therefore I keep trying again and again to get the shot, for the last 18 years and into the foreseeable future. That is the intrigue of photography.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
My trip to Squaw Creek NWR in Missouri was short but unique. I arrived Thursday afternoon and found a controlled burn in progress. The birds were quiet but otherwise unaffected. Cinders were falling from the air as I was torn between watching the fire and the birds. The blue sky and 62 degree temperature were a welcome relief to our Minnesota March.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
This guy was very nervous and ran off or up the tree several times for no apparent reason as I was recording it from the kitchen table. Being at the bottom of the food change would make me nervous too. The boreal owl was found on the other side of the cabin, only feet from the vole and birds. Technical: The color of the snow was corrected for consistency. ISO in the 2000 range.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Whitetail Deer Struggling for Survival from Dale Bohlke on Vimeo.
This was recorded earlier in the month but with the sweet aroma of organic fertilizer in the air on warm days winter is almost over.For deer it's all about energy conservation at this point.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
This boreal owl was found near the corner of our cabin which is a well known mouse runway. Of course we don't know exactly what happened but the story of the owl crashing into the wall while diving for a mouse is somehow more appealing than it shivering and slowly succumbing to starvation and cold weather.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Apparently there is a permit system in the state park system for photography and filming. The permit is on a per park basis and may require general liability insurance. Approval is determined by the resident park manager. I would suggest getting to know the park manager if you will be photographing in a state park on a regular basis, better yet offer to donate images.
Technical: cropped to remove borders, 1/30 sec. ISO 800, Infrared exposure