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Sandhill Crane - Snowcapped Mountain

Image # 1D2_01194

Bosque del Apache


Canon 600L/f4 IS

ISO 400, f/8, 1/800 second

Manual Metering

Gitzo 1329/ArcaSwiss B1/Wimberley Sidekick



We did have about an inch or two of snow the morning we left Socorro, and previous snow had left many of the mountains beautifully snowcapped. This is one of those shots (not typical for me) where I pre-visualize what I want to get. Most of the time I just like to be out there and follow my instincts, reacting to what is going on, but sometimes I have a particular shot in mind. Both approaches can yield good results, but I prefer the more spontaneous strategy in general.