Self Isolation Day Thirteen – Snowy Owl in Snowfall

Day thirteen of mandatory self isolation (Just the rest of today and tomorrow to go!) includes a photograph I made on my last Snowy Owl workshop in January this year (Read the Trip Report). 2020 was a low snow year for our workshop and we had to very much work around the little snow we had. We were fortunate to have one day with light snow fall; which was I felt our most productive and successful day. This photograph works for me both because of the added dimension of the falling snow, but also because of the soft grey trees in the background.

The photograph was taken hand held with the Canon EOS 1DX MK2 with the Canon 400mm f2.8L IS MK3 at ISO400 f5.6 at 1/1000th of a second.

Iceberg in Antarctica

Photo of the Month April 2020 – Finland Placid Lake

The photograph of the month for April 2020 comes from my Finland workshop in September last year. It has also been a while since I have posted a landscape photograph as my image of the month. Taken very early on a still morning with rising fog by the side of a placid lake near our cabin, this photograph epitomises for me the peace, tranquility and silent beauty of the Finland forest in Autumn. This photograph really works for me on an emotive level. The soft distant trees in combination with the still lake and contrasting reeds gives a strong sense of peace and tranquility.

I will be leading another workshop to this part of northern Finland in October this year (provided the world recovers from the Chinese Wuhan COVID-19 pandemic) for a small group of just six photographers (only two places remaining). Although this workshop is dedicated to the photography of Wolves, Wolverine and Bears it should be noted that there are also many really superb landscape opportunities.

Self Isolation Day Nine – Snowy Owl Take Off

Day nine of mandatory self isolation (getting closer to freedom!) includes a photograph I made in January this year of a Snowy Owl on my Snowy Owl workshop in Canada. Snowy Owls are without doubt my favourite bird to photograph. They are incredibly majestic with iridescent yellow eyes. This particular photograph works for me because of the gesture and position of the bird as it takes off.

The photograph was taken hand held with the Canon EOS 1DX MK2 with the Canon 400mm f2.8L IA MK3.  Camera Settings: ISO800 f5.6, 1/1000th of a second. I will be leading another workshop for Snowy Owls in January 2021 (provided the world recovers from the Chinese Wuhan COVID-19 pandemic) for a small group of just six photographers (only one place remaining).

 

Self Isolation Day Eight – Finland Autumn Stillness

Day eight of mandatory self isolation includes another photograph I made in September last year on my northern Finland workshop (Read the Trip Report). Taken very early on a still morning with rising fog this photograph really works for me on an emotive level. The soft distant trees in combination with the still lake and contrasting reeds gives a strong sense of peace and tranquility.

The photograph was taken hand held with the Canon EOS 1DX MK2 with the Canon 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 IS MK2 at 70mm.  Camera Settings: ISO800 f14, 1/1250th of a second. I will be leading another workshop to this part of northern Finland in October this year (provided the world recovers from the Chinese Wuhan COVID-19 pandemic) for a small group of just six photographers (only two places remaining).

 

Self Isolation Day Seven – Finland Autumn Tranquility

Day seven of mandatory self isolation (half way there!) includes another photograph I made in September last year on my northern Finland workshop (Read the Trip Report). Taken very early on a still morning with rising fog by the side of a placid lake near our cabin this photograph epitomises for me the peace, tranquility and silent beauty of the Finland forest in Autumn.

The photograph was taken hand held with the Canon EOS 1DX MK2 with the Canon 70-200mm F42.8 IS MK3 at 70mm.  Camera Settings: ISO800 f14, 1/1250th of a second. I will be leading another workshop to this part of northern Finland in October this year (provided the world recovers from the Chinese Wuhan COVID-19 pandemic) for a small group of just six photographers (only two places remaining).