Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Shooting In The Dark

That title has many meanings, shooting in the dark.
We drove by these fields on our way to Dixon yesterday,
They were filled with, Swans, Snow Geese and Mallard Ducks.
I stated, "I wish we had time to stop"
but we had time restraints.

 JS, promised if it wasn't to late we could stop on the way home.
He made good on his promise and we stopped.  As you can see it was 
pretty dark, and countries road in the valley are flanked by ditches.
Trying not to fall in one and watch for on coming cars, JS was very 
encouraging,  and even put the flasher light on for me.

The birds were in flight, that made the shots more interesting. 
The sun was down, that made the shot harder.  They're grainy,
but I'm happy with the look and like the subject. 
  Now I need to work on settings and patience.

As Ansel Adams said,
 "Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer,
and often the supreme disappointment."


Shirley said...

Very cool! So many birds! We are getting grey days here, so the light is very uninteresting. Haven't picked my camera up for a few days, other than at the horsemanship clinic.

lisa said...

Wonderful pictures.

Terry and Linda said...

You have way more winter birds than we do...I love your photos! I love your birds!


Far Side of Fifty said...

Wow..you have lots of birds!! :)