Sunrise on Antelope Island
I drove out to Antelope Island early on Friday morning and before I arrived at the bison corrals to photograph the bison, I got a bit distracted by the amazing conditions of light that erupted out of the clouds. The vibrant oranges and yellows warmed up the cool and gray morning. The light was in motion as the clouds shift and shaped the sun's rays. It was a beautiful sight as I cruised along Antelope Island.
As I rolled towards the Fielding Garr Ranch, I found myself stopping constantly. I started with a 16-25 mm lens, but quickly shifted to a 70-200 mm, which condensed the scene some. This longer lens allowed for the plane's dwarfed silhouette to be seen from the island. Switching between these two lenses allows for visual variety, which makes these four images hold together. The other two images also have different composition and the last one offers an example of layering.
Without changing lenses, location, where I am aiming my camera, and where I am standing the images would become repetitive and redundant. Being willing to change things up often allows for more interesting images to come from a scene. Often, I find that my initial photo of any situation is something I would define as a "snapshot" or an image that just captures the information, but lacks any feeling. It is when I begin to focus that I begin to make images that are much more captivating and interesting.
If you haven't been to Antelope Island and live in the area, I suggest you go. The place has a wildness to it and the bison that lumber along the roads are always a treat (plus the other amazing wildlife).
If you are interested in prints, please send me an email! Thank you for checking out the photographs from this surprising scene.