On May 11th, I joined a group of birders at the Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center in northern Minnesota as part of the Document Spring project. The group had started out earlier to identify as many birds as possible, I believe it was around 70, before the Document spring group arrived. We went on a short hike during which I tried to take photos of birds that are not willing models. I also offered advice to the group on camera settings and technique. I also spotted what I thought were interesting subjects.
A little something different that didn’t involve going outside.
A lucky shot, didn’t see the bee flying into the frame.
An Experience In Four Parts.
Part Four: The Midway
Welcome to the fourth and final, vertigo inducing, state fair post. The highlight of any visit to the fair is nighttime in the midway with its rides and games. It’s a place of bright colors, excessive motion and a cacophony of sounds. On the night I was there, the artificial lights were supplemented by an impending thunderstorm approaching from the north, lighting the sky with frequent lightning displays. That was my cue to call it a night and try to make it back to my car, parked about a half mile away. Happy to say, I made without getting wet.
One of my favorite things about sports photography are the facial expressions of the players. You can often gauge the level in intensity by the faces of the players. And it seems that at any given moment, each player will react to the play in their own way.