Saturday, September 12, 2009

Week 20, Day 142, September 12, 2009, Fall Geese, Weekly Winner in Online Viewer Poll.


The gray skies, the cooler temperatures, the changing colors, and now congregating geese. Fall is officially upon us.

On the way home from the Mountain Building Conference at Cornell University, there was a large gaggle of geese in a field. I stopped and was able to take several photos. Eventually some of them started to fly. I like this photo because it contains two groups of geese in fight.

The skies were a uniform color of clouds. I like the contrast of the dark and gray in the geese vs the almost white skies above.

Lessons Learned:
  • I need to stick around as long as I can, because photo opportunities continue to change. It was quite a while before the geese started flying.
Photo details: Exposure time 1/400, Aperture f/9.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 70 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 113mm, Lens Canon 70-200mm f2.8L USM, handheld.

Weekly winner in online viewer poll.

3 comments:

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

so perfect Steve!

Carmi said...

I really appreciate how you share a lesson learned from every trip you take with your camera. This one hit home particularly strongly, as I've come to realize just how important time can be to the photographer. The ones we miss often occur after we've decided it isn't worth sticking around.

Note to self: Learn to hang back and wait.

Darwinshrugged said...

I think good old M.C. Escher would appreciate this one.