Friday, October 31, 2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014
There's not much color left so its time to think about winter. I will be heading to Yellowstone tomorrow to get a jump on winter and hopefully get some moose rutting behaviors, more excited about the latter than the former. You might say why head to Montana when there are opportunities for great moose photography here in MN. Check out these images: Paul Sundberg Photography
This image was taken on 10/30/13.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
It should be called a water trickle. Autumn is great for dramatic color but definitely not for dramatic water shots. Soon ice will bring water back into the spotlight as great subject material. Technical: A 2 stop ND filter was used to keep the sky within dynamic range.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The crawl space under the waterfall was just big enough to get to the edge of the water without getting wet. A completely different image of the same waterfall as yesterday using the same lens. Lightroom was used to coax the maximum dynamic range from the file.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Big Woods State Park is a traditional autumn and spring photo location because of its unique maple hardwood forest and variety of spring ephemerals. One of the highlights is this waterfall at the bottom of the big hill. The low water allowed trying multiple points of view. Can you see where I'm going for the next shot?
Sunday, October 19, 2014
I recorded as much fall color as I can last week. It has been a refreshing return to landscapes I have ignored for the last several years. Seven Mile Creek Park in Nicollet County is one of those areas that has both great scenery and is an excellent songbird location because of the normally flowing creek.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
I was walking in the woods yesterday and ducked under a low hanging branch. The branch caught on my neck and then it started moving. I put my hand up to brush it off and found a stick bug attached to the branch that had broken off, talk about a coincidence. I put the bug on a tree where it rested for a couple minutes before slowly made its way up the side of the tree. The image shows the power of the diagonal line and contrast.
Monday, October 13, 2014
This could be taken both literally and figuratively with the strong line and bright green leaves. The warm greens were maples just starting to turn yellow last week, a much different woodland than today. Tree trunk lightened with the shadow tool in Lightroom
Sunday, October 12, 2014
I rarely use the technique of framing in composition but I couldn't resist putting these ferns on the lower edges to frame this October scene. The lines seem to form a diamond in the woods. This was taken along a country road in the Minnesota River Valley which is an often overlooked autumn location for color.
Friday, October 10, 2014
I've shown frozen flight, resting birds, and now the real thing. The constant motion of birds was impressive to watch and record. Changing the focal length to mix up the point of view was fun. The bright sky and neutral foreground made exposure a challenge but exposure was balanced out in iMovie.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Monday, October 6, 2014
During a walk yesterday we were under a million blackbirds, not necessarily an exaggeration, and took some time to photograph and film them. Sometimes you just can't fight the light. The stark trees and blackbirds with an overcast sky are a case in point so I converted to black and white.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Saturday, October 4, 2014
I had cataract surgery Tuesday and have been confined indoors this week. I had a huge number of image multiples and have spent time deleting them as well as catching up on key wording. Key wording is boring but necessary if looking for a specific image. I found this image from last October that reflects my longing to get out and do some shooting, only a couple more days to stay out of the wind.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
This was shot near the cabin after I raced out for sunset but in trying to find a good foreground missed the hot orange clouds that I originally saw. In rapidly fading light I managed to get a few images using a ND filter.