Just Do It
I’ve been working on getting out more for quick shoots near my home. While I’m not advocating “Speed Landscapes” (or the photographic equivalent of speed dating), I’m finding out that you don’t always need a lot of time to go out and get some great images.
Checking back on my previous post An Alberta Evening, the three images were actually taken over a 10 minute period! We were out a bit longer and the total time out of the house was less than one hour.
Out the door and six miles from home our first stop yields a canola field and a mature tree line. We spent a while here and I’ve posted a few more from this location on my Flickr Photostream.
A few miles up the road and over the next hill, the evening light turns a field of wheat truly golden.
An unexpected find minutes up the road, a nice young Mule Deer Buck. He was beside the road when we first spotted him but I took the time to change to my 70-200mm for this shot. Out the side window with the bean bag, no problem.
Fifty yards and two minutes later, another out the window shot. Great rim lighting on this curious cow.
Another 100 yards down the road, we pulled into an approach, set up the tripod and grabbed this great shot of the moon over a canola field.
So in about an hour and fifteen minutes and maybe 16 miles, I captured 5 pretty decent shots. Don’t put it off, get out there and Just Shoot It!