Charger in Black and White

Charger in Black and White.

I have been preparing a new presentation (The Art of Composition) that I will be doing for the Orlando Camera Club in a couple weeks and one of the images that I am including is of an Elk located at Gibbon Meadows in Yellowstone NP. This image is from the early 90s that was originally shot on Kodachrome 200 and then scanned. I learned from my mentor, John Shaw, that using Kodachrome 200 would result in sharp but grainy images, which was perfect for fog. As I prepared the image for the presentation I decided that converting it to Black and White made it more dramatic and interesting. I composed the image to show how the Elk would face the fog and “bugle” into the fog to warn other Elk to avoid his harem of cow Elk. The color version was featured in Wyoming Wildlife as a 2 page spread back around 1995 or so. To this day probably this image remains to be my favorite wildlife image I have created.

If you are interested in seeing this presentation you have 2 opportunities, the Orlando Camera Club on September 9, and for the Alpharetta Chapter of the Georgia Nature Photographers Association on September 18.

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