During the last month and a half of art shows I’ve been asked a lot questions about my photography. Common questions include “How long did it take you to get this picture?” and “Did you Photoshop out the background?” This last week we took a day trip with Jody’s father up to Baker Lake in Whatcom County and had a typical experience.
We spent over twelve hours away from home and I spent nine minutes photographing a Red-tailed Hawk. Out of 175 pictures it is unlikely that any will make it into an art show display. I did get some fun pictures including these two that illustrate how I try to get clean backgrounds. One has a very busy background while the other was taken after moving fifteen feet to my right to get a different angle. Not as clean as I would like it but better.