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Archive for ‘July, 2019’

Swim time?

Driving past the Flat Top Ranch near Glen Rose, TX last night, we spotted a pond full of mature Elk bulls cooling off. I suspect that their species is not used to 90+ degree days and lure of a cool pond (in Texas we call them Tanks) is not to be passed up. The Flat Top Ranch is 20,000 acres of cattle and Elk and I seem to come across a photo opportunity every time I come by. I learned my lesson last year when photographing Elk grazing just across the fence because after I waded into high brush on the fence line to get a better shot only to find my legs covered with chiggers!

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This is a photo that I have re-working many times in the past. This stallion whose name is Hollywood White is a horse that I have owned for the past 20 years. In this particular situation he was turned loose in the pasture and the photo was taken from about 200 feet away with a 200 mm lens. I had to crop it down significantly in order to get the look that I wanted and then converted it to black and white.

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This is a drone video I did for Jim Brosche, a Texas realtor who specializes in upscale ranches and land. Last week, we went out to the Cotten Ranch in Morgan Mill, Tx to prepare a video for his new listing. In order to get a different perspective, we drove up to the top of the mountain and while doing so, I spotted a Bald Eagle circling overhead, but thankfully he had flown off by the time I had launched my drone (P4P). Bad Eagles have been known to attack drones.

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