Monday, May 14, 2007
Misty Morning Moose
This photo is where a sleepless night made my day, when I came across this cow moose around 5:45am,I waited till almost 7am when I had to take the shot or miss getting the photo.Taken with my 35mm Minolta and 1200mm lens,the in camera light meter was barely showing but I took the shot and this was the results.Scanned photo that really doesn't look like the original but is dear to my heart
This little fellow caught my eye the morning I saw him on my window screen.I din't realize how pretty insects can be until this guy.
Taken with my Sony TRV-730 in the still mode.
1: How long have you been involved in photography?
I have always loved photos but started taking pictures when I was in my teens that would be 1973 with a 110 camera,got my first 35mmSLR in 1982 and haven't looked back.I now have a Sony Digital TRV-730 Camcorder that I do all my photos with thanks to my brother who gave it to me a little over a year ago.So I would say 34 years would be quite accurate.
2: Equipment you use?
I have a 35mm Minolta x370s SLR with a 800 to 1200mm lens,70-310mmlens,35-70mmlens,closeup lens set and 2x converter that I use once in a while but now use as my main camera my Sony TRV-730 Handycam until I either can afford my dream camera a Cannon 30D with all the goodies.LOL So I'll be using my humble little handycam for quite some time.
3: Mac or PC?
I have a Wal-Mart special.HPPavilion a 705w
4: What inspires you?
The need to do better with what I have and now my flickr friends inspire me also.
5: Preferred subject matter?
My preferred subject matter is Maine Wildlife and Nature but will take photos of whatever catches my eye.
6: Name one thing you haven't caught with the camera that you REALLY want to capture.
The one thing I have been trying for years to capture is the elusive Cougar in the Maine woods.I have seen them,almost got the camera on them but have yet to get a shot of one.
7: When in doubt about your art, who do you confide in?
I turn to my friends and family for their thoughts about the photos I take.
8: Qualifications/training in anything? ie: Photoshop
I am self taught everything I have learned or done is mainly through trail and error.I do have a few photography books that I read every now and again to get some ideas but mainly just do my own thing...no rules.
9: Plans for the future?
I plan on just doing what I'm am doing now only hope to have a real nice SLR camera to do it with someday.
10: In one word, describe your photography.