Expect the unexpected… what to photograph…

Doe and fawn Elk on trail behind Church, Cataloochee Valley, NC Bob Grytten Photo
Doe and fawn Elk on trail behind Church, Cataloochee Valley, NC
Bob Grytten Photo

It happens that fast… At first the Doe and her Fawn weren’t noticed, about 80 feet ahead on the old trail. Then as the tripod was lowered from my shoulder she started moving toward an opening in the brush. Four quick clicks. and they hightailed it outta there…

Fawn High tails it … Cataloochee Valley, NC Bob Grytten Photo
Fawn Hightails it … Cataloochee Valley, NC Bob Grytten Photo then wham they both hightailed it out of there.

 

 

 

 

 

One of the most common comments over the years is about finding things to photograph. But that’s the problem – isn’t it? Photographing things. If we just shift our thinking and plan to be there, with camera and tripod and following the light, nature talks to us…

Fern on Forest Floor, Cataloochee Valley, NC, Bob Grytten Photo
Fern on Forest Floor, Cataloochee Valley, NC, Bob Grytten Photo

 

 

 

 

Fern #2 Bob Grytten Photo
Fern #2 Bob Grytten Photo

 

 

 

 

All “images of light” captured with Nikkor 80-200 f/2.8 lens of Nikon d300 body.

Hickory Leaves, August early signs of change, bob Grytten Photo
Hickory Leaves, August early signs of change, Bob Grytten Photo

The long lens (telephoto) is a great way to find possible images.

Set on the largest Aperture, the  background goes soft. And, as we get close to the subject the background goes softer.

 

When we see possible subjects in the water, the long lens helps isolate…

Soft light plays on water Bob Grytten Photo
Soft light plays on water Bob Grytten Photo

… the light seems to take the regular features and provide them with special interest. Soft light is best. Mornings and Evenings are good times to be there…

The more we look, the more we see. The more we see, the better the eye – that special hand/eye/heart connection.

Now we’re cook’n… 

Cataloochee Valley, NC Bob Grytten Photo
Cataloochee Valley, NC Bob Grytten Photo

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