Early Morning, Early Spring

I posted this image on FB and got a quite a few "likes" which surprised me because this image has a fatal flaw—bland light. The composition is great but the light is the opposite of great--it stinks! What happened was this is an early morning shot before the sun rises, on the left, out of the frame is about forty more elk and I thought I might be able to sneak to the left and set up again before the sun turned the sky and mountain a beautiful shade of pink but of course what actually happened is I spooked the herd and as I set up in the new location they all walk off and then the sun came up giving me the glorious sunrise light but after all the elk were gone.

The great shot belongs to the patient, which was not me on this morning.

Antelope By A Windmill


Yet another trip to capture the buffalo in the snow image. No capturable buffalo on this trip but lots of antelope. Even though it's easy to see these creatures an hour or two away they are a bit skiddish and don't like to stand there and wait as you get out of your car and set up your camera gear. I had to quickly take this photo out the window. I liked this image more for the windmill in the background than anything. Hopefully it detracts from the ugly fence and not-so-good lighting. Out of all the antelope I saw that day, these three were the most cooperative. I suspect they've had their picture taken before.