Thursday, October 7, 2010

I Am Back Again...


I should have titled this post everyone is running to the Big Meadows, LOL. Yep, I am back again. After spending all last week in elk country for the rut and then the weekend at Boy Scout camp I spent one night in my own bed before taking off again. I got up at 2 a.m. Tuesday morning and went south on I-81 for SNP. I arrived in time for first light in the Big Meadow and shot from dark to dark, spent the night in Luray and shot the next morning before heading home for work today. It was a fantastic trip seeing many deer and turkey, some raccoons and a coyote. I shot more photos in a day and a half than I did all last week during the elk rut. More on the trip in a later post.

Both of these photos were something I normally do not do but should, they were previsulized. In the first one I seen the buck coming out of the meadows in front of the sign and set up to photograph him, what I did not plan for was for him to start running all of a sudden. Regardless is was a good photo for the first post from SNP because of the sign and the buck. In the second photograph I seen this doe walking across a small meadow and knew she would walk in front of the tree, or so I hoped. So I set up as low as I could get making all the camera adjustments in case she didn't stop and waited. She stopped long enough to get four or five photos before moving on. For a non antlered deer it was one of my favorites because of the colors and composition.

It is Thursday already so please stop by Shane's blog for a new photo.

3 comments:

Sparky said...

Another great job Brad. I like the name on the sign. And the doe photo is nice.

Coy said...

That first shot brought a smile to my lips :) It perfectly describes what I hope to be doing in the next few weeks. And the doe shot; love the comp and it looks like it is tack sharp!

HANNIBAL said...

Your forethought paid off big time! Well done Brad!