Thursday, October 8, 2009

Elk Calf and a Wet Morning...

I am not the educator that Willard is and I have already spoken of the difficulty shooting in low light and fog, the long hours and people you shoot with so it will become more difficult for me to come up with comments on my Elk County posts.

The calf was photographed late afternoon about mid week. I used the 80-200 f2.8 on the D300 and the 80-400 f4-5.6 on the D90. Because of that most of the still were taken with the D300 and the video with the D90. Knowing I wanted to concentrate on video my last day I switched the lens around on the cameras. I just can't say enough good about the 80-200 2.8, it is awesome glass. Because of the speed I was able to capture this calf with great depth of field, none of the blurring was done post processing this is the way it was photographed, to me it adds dimension to the image almost making the calf stand out from the foreground and background.

The video was taken Friday morning in the rain. Please turn up your volume when watching. It only last 27 seconds but you hear bulls bugling in the area, the rain falling and this bulls distinctive bugle.

4 comments:

Willard said...

I too enjoyed our shoot together, Brad. I am really impressed with the DSLR video and look forward to trying it out on the 7D which I now have on pre-order. At least initially it will not replace the camcorder, but there are definitely some significant pluses to the DSLR. One of the most important is better low-light performance and another is that if one wants to concentrate on taking stills, they can carry the DSLR rig on a tripod, but still take video clips at appropriate moments instead of carrying the camcorder most of the time like I do and ending up having to shoot stills without a tripod. In short what I see in your clips, makes me think the DSLR is going to work quite well for me.

Sparky said...

Love the elk shots, it most of been something to be there. The video is great, nice rack.

Woody said...

I love the top photo Brad. Very nicely done..

Marci said...

Very nice photo and awesome video!