Friday, October 8, 2010

Sunset In Elk Country...

I went to elk country to photograph wildlife but I think this was my favorite photograph of the trip. Wednesday night as the sun set the sky just came to life with fire. This photograph was not altered in Photoshop just cropped and sharpened, the sky really looked like this. I was about to head back to my room when I looked up and seen the beautiful sky with this tractor sitting there looking awesome. I quickly got the camera back out and started shooting, before leaving I grabbed a new friend I made on the trip Dan Swart and had him check it out. I was very proud of the photo until the next morning when I was telling Coy Hill of Country Captures about the photo. He grabbed his camera and showed me his file from the sunset, click the link and check out his new header from this evening. Thanks Coy, I love my shot but you made me feel bad that I was in the wrong location. But then that is the story of my life, wrong location or you should have been here five minutes ago.

5 comments:

Coy said...

That evening was amazing! For the one and only time during this trip I felt that I was at the right place at the right time and it was totally by accident as the sunset was totally unexpected. And I DO like your tractor shot, beautiful colors & sharp. It looks like your 200-400 is doing a great job!

Sparky said...

As I read your story, I was telling myself you are never in the wrong place, just not the right one. But than I looked at Coy's, yes you were in the wrong place. No Brad your sunset picture is nice. I like the tractor in it.

HANNIBAL said...

I haven't seen Coys yet, but this is a winner!

Anonymous said...

Hey Brad,
It was great meeting and shooting with you last week.I really enjoyed the time I spent there. your tractor shot turned out great, thanks for pointing it out to me. Your blog is very cool, Ireally like the layout, colors and background. You do some beautiful work. I will continue to check it out periodically. Stay in touch.
Dan

Willard said...

A great shot, Brad. I really am kicking myself. I was too tired to walk up the hill with Coy and stayed in the saddle road shooting with the xl-h1 and a 300mm, which game me over 2,100mm of focal length. I got some good video, but the color is not nearly as good as Coy's unless I can boost it in post-production. In retrospect I should have gone with him, but that is the way it goes.