October Snow: We had a gnarly early snowstorm this October, it was wonderful. Luckily I had been photographing an owl earlier in the week so I knew roughly where it was hanging out. Once the storm started, I knew exactly where I was going - to look for that owl in the snow, with fall colors still hanging on. Driving an hour in the dark to get there at sunrise, my mind raced with visions of how beautiful it 'could be' if everything went perfectly. Everything went perfectly. I found the owl, it was snowing ridiculously hard, and I was able to include the fall colors in the background. Yippee!
Wing Stretch: Simple. Beautiful.
Boys Club: Six Bull Moose on the sagebrush flats beneath the Tetons. The eastern clouds made the color weird that morning. I like weird.
Frozen Puddle: My friend Tim loves 'puddle season'. His excitement inspired me to photograph some puddles this fall. When I found a great puddle with interesting crystals and patterns, reflecting the blue sky and the fall colored hillside, I knew I had a winner.
Old Stump: I had been photographing owls in the particular forest regularly all fall and it was great. As I searched for owls and watched them hunt, I kept seeing this cool old stump in the forest, it was the prettiest stump around. Naturally, I hoped that someday an owl would land on it and I could make a photo. On a snowy day in November as I watched an owl hunt, it flew up onto that old stump and paused for a few minutes before moving on. I think the owl was just waiting for some snow to complete the scene and make the photograph even better. Good boy.