1st morning sunrise on the Platte
We were on the road by 04:00, heading to what I’ve been seeing in my mind for 20yrs. There was no problem staying awake, I was much too excited by the prospects of the day. I was with my good friend pastor Mark (who needs to get a blog, hint, hint) who is an expert on where we were heading and had made all the arrangements. When the glow of the day first showed the eastern horizon, we’d already checked the 1st bridge over the Platte River and were heading to the 2nd, Mark’s favorite. There we found the Lesser Sandhill Cranes.
It was a small group, perhaps totaling 500 in all, small by Platte River standards but it was enough. To make the shot, standing in the middle of the bridge was a must. Dangerous is an understatement, drivers, especially those in the big rigs could care less we were there, seriously! What can I say though, out to the middle we went. It was heaven! What a start to a magical shooting experience, it was so much more than my imagination had conjured for photographing on the Platte. Here’s a taste. MTC
Photo captured by D3, 600VR on Lexar UDMA digital film
MooseCam captured by Canon HF10 on Lexar digital film