When a mystery writer puts aside his pen and picks up a camera
Saturday, May 23, 2015
OWL FACE IN CUT BIRCH, GREEN, MICHIGAN, MAY 21, 2015
Sigma 18-250 at 31mm
1/500 sec. f8
Deborah Abbott was walking through a neighbor's yard when she spotted the likeness of an owl in the stump of a freshly cut birch log. The camera, preset at f8 and 1/500th of a second, automatically raised the ISO to compensate for the deep shade in which the stump lay. This setting enables the photographer to concentrate on composition without worrying about the technicals.
Every day, the weather gods and the photography angels willing, a new photograph will be posted here. Some will be from my archive of nature photographs, taken both from my backyard deck in Evanston, Illinois, and on the shore of Lake Superior in Upper Michigan. From time to time I'll sneak in a shot or two taken while indulging in my other passions, railfanning and small-plane aviating.