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Photo Essay: Loudoun Hunt West (November 7, 2010)

This photo essay is posted at KLM Images.

Closeup vs context

Profile for the camera

We were lucky enough to view three different foxes at this meet.  The third resulted in unusable photos but the first produced a long stream of (zoomed in) closeups and the second one, in almost the same spot, produced more distant shots.

Everyone likes a good closeup of a fox, of course.  With a big zoom lens you can often capture fox or rabbit shots like these, when you’re lucky and the stars align, and it’s a great day when that happens.  But that’s a hunting success (captured!) more than a photographic success; almost any shot of a fox or rabbit during a hunt would qualify as success, regardless of quality.

In the second shot, the fox was much further away and out of very effective reach of my lens.  This series of shots aren’t very good fox photos but they are much more interesting hunting photos. Read the rest of this entry »


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Photo Essay: Blue Ridge Hunt (October 2, 2010)

The photo essay is posted at KLM Images.

Nature vs architecture

Fox in the midst of architecture

The front gates of the Blue Ridge Hunt kennels have two lovely metal fox silhouettes mounted on top.  The kennel building is nothing but straight lines, of course: bricks, bars, shingles, and all the other architectural elements, but we get just that bit of nature which gives it personality.  Whenever we look at the kennels there are hounds behind the bars (this is their home), but the foxes run free along the top of the gates.

Architecture surrounded by Nature

In a more natural context, these two does disturbed by the hunting activity retreat past the barn.  The barn is aligned with and echoes the nearby Blue Ridge mountain that ascends behind it, but is dwarfed by it as well.

Though the lighting is attractive on the gable end of the barn, our eyes are drawn to the moving deer. Read the rest of this entry »

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