This morning I was up before the dawn and driving out to Bee Caves. I was there a couple of weeks ago but it was around 11 in the morning. I told myself I'll be going back out there and catch the sunrise.
It was beautifully quiet. The only thing you could hear was the gurgling of the creek as it tumbled through the rocks.
At one point, I heard this strange sound...it was like...whoosh galoosh...with an emphasis on the galoosh. It sounded like some sort of air compressor...whoosh...air went in...galoosh...air forced out. I said to myself "who the heck is out here using an air compressor first thing on a Sunday morning?". I looked up and down the creek and didn't see anything.
A couple of minute later, I was concentrating on a composition...when...whoosh galoosh! This time I turned around...it was a couple of large deer...breathing extremely heavy!!! Must be from all that running...they didn't stay long...a couple of whoosh galooshes and then off...a few minutes later a larger deer came out of the thicket, stopped for a sec...click...and then ran off into the brush. Didn't have time for another pic.
These shots were at ISO 200. The deer was hand held at 1/125th of a second at f7.1. The red and blue rocks were also at f7.1 using a tripod and 1/13th of a second. Shot through a Ray Singh Blue/Gold filter. The leafy shot was f14 at 1/60th of a second with an off camera flash hitting the leaves and feathering off the rocks. The resting rock was f5 at 1/50th hand held.
Hope you're enjoying the fall weather. Thanks for stopping by.