Monday, July 26, 2010

Travel Photography

The Goose

This photo was taken with a DSLR and an 18 – 105 lens. The ISO was 200 and exposed @f/8. Note, I used center-weighted instead of matrix mode for creating this image. I wanted to make sure the exposure reading was mostly off of the goose and not so much for the background; being that it was darker.

When taking photos during your travels getting images of the local wildlife is always interesting. This Canada Goose was one of several of a gaggle that was walking close by Lockhouse 75. It was very easy to get in close using a zoom lens and the lighting for this one was great. All I had to do was aim, focus and shoot; and, yes, the camera was just hand held in creating this image.

Shooting locals in your travels always adds to your trip memories but don’t forget to photograph the wildlife as well. It is far easier to show what they look like than it is to tell someone about them. With a photo you have the proof.


  1. Great shot Glenn! Awesome you were able to get this Canada Goose shot so easily.

  2. Thanks Glen,

    Your comment is greatly appreciated, especially coming from a outstanding nature photographer as yourself.

    As for the Canada Geese, in the area of the C&O Canal where I took this photo, the geese are so used to humans that they almost look like they are posing when you come near. However, if you get one step to close they will "hiss" at you to let you know you are close enough.

    Was only hissed at once... :-)

    Thanks, again, Glen

  3. Hahaha. I've had exactly that experience when photographing Feral (white) Geese. :-))