Here are some images of wind turbines in farm and ranch land a few miles North of Chickasha Oklahoma take near and from US Hwy 81. Once again I was using Nikon D700 with the Nikkor 28-70 f/2.8.
Life got in the way of my 52 week project. I decided to get back at it but I had a dilemma: start over at week 1 or pick-up where I left off. I decided to pick up where I left off. Yes it’s not a strict 52 week photo project but the more important point is to get out and take photos and share them here. So here goes.
This set of images were all taken at the town of Palo Pinto on hot Sunday afternoon (July 17th, 2014). I was using my Nikon D700 and Nikkor 28-70 f/2.8. The sun was harsh plus I wanted depth of field for most of these so I was shoot with high aperture settings
is the entrance to the Palo Pinto County Courthouse.
One of several historic buildings given new life.
A repurposed old Gas Station
A row of old buildings on the South side of the courthouse square.
This appears to be an old jailhouse that is now in a park with a few log cabins and antique farm equipment in Palo Pinto
First United Methodist Church
Great Horned Owl in Palo Pinto Hills
I saw the great horned owl fly over from a nearby hill and land about 30 yards northeast of my elevated stand. He saw me and wasn’t concerned in the least. I am sure he sees himself as the meanest thing the area, and he might be right. This bird is beautiful and huge. I was again using the Nikon D300 and the Nikkor 300 AF-S f/4. This was hand-held and out of the 8 images I took this is one of perhaps tow that were of marginal value.
This is heavily cropped and processed. It won’t be featured on a magazine cover but I think it shows how impressive these birds are. It was fun seeing him in the wild and being just close enough to get some kind of image.
Great Blue Heron at Muddy Pond
I saw the great blue heron fishing at the far edge of a pond. I stop in the side of the road and braced myself as best as I could for this hand-held image. I was using the Nikon D300 with Nikkor 300 f/4. I had lots of light so I opened the aperture for addition depth. The distance was approximately 70 yards so this required a heavy crop and heavy post processing in an attempt to get a decent image out of the dozen I took.
Went out this morning with my rifle and camera. The rifle was for feral hogs. The camera was for images like these.
Shot with Nikon D300 and Nikkor 300mm f/4.0. Handheld and braced against the edge of my deer blind. I think the 3rd and 5th images are my favorites from this series.