Friday, January 13, 2012

August morning

Photography Prints
Framed Print

Having had some down time with not being able to shoot some personal work in a while I decided to look back into my archives and pick out a few from my "potential" collection and see if I could come up with something.

Here is an image shot back in August of 2009 upstate New York early morning. The mist and hazy atmosphere comes from the cool night giving way to the heat of the day coming in as sun rises. A young donkey looks on and watches my every move from afar.

Reading up on donkeys, I have learned that they are sometimes used to protect a flock from predators such as wild dogs or coyotes. The donkeys are allowed to mingle inthe pasture with a flock and they become very protective and try to maintain order. They generally do not like canines and when one approaches they will stand between the flock and the predator and will attack if neccesary.

This image was taken with a Canon 70-200mm 2.8L IS lens at 6.3 and 200mm.

A bit of post processing in Lightroom to bring out some more clarity and vibrance. I think I'm pleased with this. . . down time can be up time if we use it wisely.


SueAnn said...

Totally awesome photo!

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

I absolutely love this, especially where the mule is in the frame. I so thought I would get through my archives while I was pregnant but it didn't happen. I think it may be years now before I find a chance!

Julie Magers Soulen said...

I like this photo Gary. There is an other worldliness quality to it. I think perhaps because of the mist morning light. Again, your talent with lighting makes your photography so special.

Julie Magers Soulen Photography

Catherine said...

Fantastic! Love the color ~ magical and mystical.
It looks like it should be part of a Shakespearian play!
xo Catherine