Category Archives: Landscape

Landscape Photography

Playing By Candle Light

A small, but important detail.

When shooting in the old manor houses my first thought is to go wide. Get as much in a frame as possible. While it makes for interesting historical images, things can be easily missed.

Like this.

Playing By Candle Light
Playing By Candle Light

A music stand was next to the old harp. I spotted the iron candle holder. It makes perfect sense, there was no other light to read music by.

Playing By Candle Light
Playing By Candle Light
Playing By Candle Light
Playing By Candle Light

It’s so easy not to see the small details.

Charleston, South Carolina.

 

Colorful Heron Scenes

A combination of good sun light and great backgrounds are the common theme here. A few well placed Herons didn’t hurt.

Below two Great Blues in the classic pose. The first in a swamp, then over a marsh. Both photographs are typical Lowcountry environments.

Heron Scenes
Heron Scenes
Heron Scenes
Heron Scenes

Below a juvenile Night Heron. Tall grass, reeds, and cane are still standing upright. Soon they will lay flat as the new shoots begin.

Heron Scenes
Heron Scenes

Last a Great Blue over a swamp. Taken as the sun came down low, and pretty much blinded both of us.

Heron Scenes
Heron Scenes

Scenes from the South Carolina Lowcountry.

Interesting Landing, Great Egret

This could have gone very differently.

Interesting Landing, Great Egret
Interesting Landing, Great Egret

Even if the Egret had not seen the Alligator as he began to land, once near the water there was no missing what was down there.

Interesting Landing, Great Egret
Interesting Landing, Great Egret
Interesting Landing, Great Egret
Interesting Landing, Great Egret

As usual all went well.

You just need to wonder why though.

Flying In Formation, Pelican

When asked, or talking about the use of a monopod I always stress they are not for birds in flight. Actually not for any moving subject. I need to move and follow the subject, not be planted to the ground.

That said, these were taken with a monopod, on a foggy morning. That’s make three strikes against these photographs;

  1. planted to the ground
  2. fog
  3. morning low light
Flying In Formation, Pelican
Flying In Formation, Pelican
Flying In Formation, Pelican
Flying In Formation, Pelican
Flying In Formation, Pelican
Flying In Formation, Pelican

I like these, maybe because of all the above. Still…

Always exceptions.