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.
From Clicking to Creating-A different look at things
We made it to Custer state park in South Dakota on Sunday. We decided to leave Wyoming a few days later than planned, which was nice since I always hate leaving there. It always feels like home, and it’s the one place I have friends to spend time with, photography buddies.
I will share some photos tomorrow of our last week or so there. Now that I have better internet, it’s not such a chore to write a blog post.
On to this weeks challenges. The Dogwood 52 is Abstract in the creative category. Photograph something common in a different and abstract way. One morning I was photographing this bull moose beside a side channel of the river. His reflection in the water was nearly perfect, so I took a few shots.
I wish I had thought to include his legs in the shot, because I think that would have helped the image overall. It’s certainly a different way to look at this though.
Have you ever used focus stacking in your photography? I have experimented with it before, so when this week’s Dogwood 52 prompt came up, I knew what to do.
Focus stacking is done in Photoshop, and allows you to have multiple focus points in an image, so everything is clear. This is especially useful in landscape photography, if you want the foreground, and the back of the image to be sharp. My photo for this weeks prompt isn’t a landscape, but is a good representation of how this technique works.
I took one shot focused on the tipi, and another focused on the bison. Then I blended them in Photoshop to create this image. (the bison in the back was having a bad hair day)