February 24th, 2013 - 10:46 AM
Spring is in the air in North Florida and that means a few things, RAIN, the bull alligators are grunting and looking for females, and the flowers are blooming at Maclay Gardens.
In a few minutes we, my wife Ada, my mother-in-law Vickie and I are going to head down to Saint Marks National Wildlife Refuge to see if we can capture a few images of the really big boy gators grunting. The weather is perfect, bright sunny day, the clouds are rolling by after a huge rain for the last two days. That means there will be plenty of fresh water in the ponds.
The butterflies may have also started to move in as the flowers have started to bloom. Hopefully, we will get a few images we can post on FAA after our outing this afternoon.
As a reminder the Fundamentals of Digital Photography Class has been scheduled for 03/16/2013. This is designed for new photographers, photographers new to the digital age or photographers who want to brush up on the fundamentals. This is a pretty comprehensive one day class with lecture in the morning and a practical in the afternoon. We start at the beginning, how to hold your camera and go all the way to shooting in raw and in manual mode, as well as some basic posing. Go to http://tallahasseephotographer.net click on the "Class Schedule" link to the left then go to 03/16/2013 to register and for more details.
Look for tips on photography and Photoshop in the next Blog entry, I will try to do at least one entry a week and if time permits I'll do more.
Oh and by the way the image I used for this blog entry was taken in Tallahassee near the intersection of I-10 at Exit 209A and Mayhan Drive. It was taken on 01/14/13 at 8:48 am in fog with a Nikon D700 and a Nikon 300mm f/4 lens at 1/400sec, 300mm and f/4. I shot at the limit of the lens and was still able to capture this image. I was looking for the the southeast Asia look and according to the comments I have received I accomplished my goal. I had this image printed in metal and it is absolutely stunning. People immediately go into the scene and stay there for some time. The reflection of the tree in the water made the water buffalo crossing the waterway secondary.