I like to walk in new and different places. I mentioned yesterday we spent the night last week at Independence Rock in Wyoming. We have been here before, but it’s always so interesting. This was a big marker for the people traveling the Oregon trail in the mid to late 1800’s. Names are etched in the rock all over. The evening we were there, we decided to walk around and stretch everyone’s legs.
The prompt for this weeks 2 Lil Owls is On a walk, so perfect. Al is checking out a few of the names.
Have you ever experimented with slow shutter speed photography? I have a little bit here and there, but not very much. I know that low light conditions are the best for slow shutter, or if you are shooting in the day time you need a neutral density filter to compensate for the bright light. Otherwise you just have a bright blown out image.
One evening this bull moose was thrashing the bushes. Since it was late evening, and there was no sun to speak of I knew this would be a good time to get this shot.
For this image, I slowed the shutter down and I did the moving. I wanted an image of the aspens in a more abstract way, and slowing it down helped me get that.
One reason we came to South Dakota, was to see the Buffalo Roundup in Custer State Park. It really should be called the bison roundup, since that’s what they really are. But I digress.
We arrived a couple days early because we wanted to see the state park before we set up the 3 day art show. I’m glad we came early because this really is a beautiful area. We drove the wildlife loop road our first day here, and got to say hello to the small group of free roaming burros. To call them wild would be very misleading, since they were sticking their noses in peoples cars, and letting people pet them. But Oh my cuteness.
This was the only young one in the little group, such a fuzzy wuzzy.