I have long recognized that much of my success as a nature photographer is due to being ‘at the right place at the right time,’ better known as luck! In a recent article in Outdoor Photographer magazine, Andy Long tells us that luck “… is when preparedness meets opportunity.”
I have tremendous opportunity, by virtue of where I live. The Carson Valley is teeming with beautiful scenery, a wide variety and abundance of wildlife, and, most importantly, great friends who share their knowledge of photography and where the wildlife are hanging out at any given time. In fact, one of my photo buddies, Jackie Gorton, recently added a third leg to my thoughts on luck – right settings! How wise she is, for one can be at the right place and time but if one misses the correct camera settings, one misses the shot! Of course, this is where the preparedness piece comes into play.
I started this blog to share my photographic journey – learning photography and developing my skill set, experiments in photo processes, successes, failures, and as a showcase for my work. Apparently I’m doing something right, because many of you have shared that my pictures are getting better (thank you for the feedback!). Of course, the more I learn – the more I realize how little I know, so there is lots of room for improvement!
I’m closing out 2015 with a tribute to luck! Please find below a series of pictures that are the result of ‘being in the right place at the right time with the right settings!’
I’m also expanding my outreach! I share my blog on Facebook, and will try to include my friends on LinkedIn. If this reaches you, then I was successful – and Welcome! If you wish to get an email notice when I make a post, then consider following my blog.
I’m not one for new year’s resolutions, so I won’t make one here. I will continue this marvelous journey and share with you, hopefully making better images for your enjoyment.
Enjoy and Happy New Year! PHOTOROGR