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on Mar 20, 2019 in Wildlife Photography

The Brilliant Walthamstow Wetlands

I was in great company Monday at the Walthamstow Wetlands! Along with my dear friend Michael Eleftheriades and the Nikon Owner gang, I got the privilege to explore the newly opened wetlands just north of London. This urban wildlife wonderland was simply spectacular that I so enjoyed. I had seen a European Robin in the past but never when I had a lens to capture it by. I was so hoping to have an opportunity this trip now that I was prepared and I wasn’t disappointed … and a lot more! Knowing I was going on this adventure and wanting to travel light, I brought the Nikkor 180-400VR / Nikkor TC-14eIII which turned out perfect. Using simple biology, the birds and the bees, I came across of pair of European Robins working on a nest. With sex in the air, getting close was easy. I just had to wait for the background I wanted. Another really cool bird (there were tons!) was the Great crested Grebe. It’s that time...

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on Mar 19, 2019 in Random Thoughts

The Winter Palouse Photographic Workshop

Its rolling hills, vast vistas, carved grass fields, windswept snow ridges and stark white beauty with a sprinkling of Americana, The Palouse of Washington is a special place I’m so excited to be heading back to with my camera! There is no place like it and every season brings with it a new and unique beauty that is photographically a challenge. We’ve explored it in spring, fall and now want to bring back the memories from winter. And I’d love to explore it with you! Wanna see what we’ve photographed there before, here’s fall and here’s spring trips. There will be six shooters joining Sharon and me as we travel The Palouse. The light and weather will determine our direction each day (as well as great food and hot chocolate). Certain locations like the Palouse Falls are a given but the rest, well, that’s the fun of the adventure! The dates are 15-20 March 2020 flying in and out of Spokane, WA. The price is $1800 which included transportation...

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on Mar 19, 2019 in Random Thoughts

Moose Podcast #127 – “Int’l Language”

In this episode “Scary Dreams” We all too often put up our own barriers to moving forward. Perhaps you’re simply not making your dreams big enough? Click to listen to Episode 127 https://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Podcast127.mp3 and iTunes Howdy and welcome to the Moose Podcast! Thanks for taking the time from your week to listen! Please be so kind and Tweet and/or sharing on the Podcast on Facebook! I’d be grateful if you would continue doing that, greatly appreciated as we want to share the celebration! Want to hear about a particular topic, send in the suggestion … send them to Moose Podcast. THANKS! (sorry, emails sent to this address will get no direct response).   People, Companies, Products Mentioned during Podcast: B&H Photo The Photography Show     Gear Used to Create Podcast Adobe Audition Rode Podcaster USB Broadcast Mic Array 2 Broadcast Arm Rode PSM1 Podcaster Shockmount Sure Digital Large-Diaphragm Condenser Mic Seal Enhanced Studio Monitor Headphones Preconuns Studio One 3-Pro iZotope RX Plug-in...

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on Mar 18, 2019 in Wildlife Photography

Light’s Warmth

This is a real simple blog post, light and its emotional quality (warmth) has to be captured! This example shows what happens when lieing on the sand with a Sanderling when a cloud goes in front of the sun. The quality of light, both its quantity and its warmth disappears. The “blue” or cold tone brought by the cloud cover stops the photo from going out and grabbing heartstrings. With the sun out, that warmth opens the door letting the viewer quickly in to engage with the Sanderling. This is something that won’t improve with changing the WB in the camera or in post. It only comes from the sun and you must look for and embrace it when it...

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on Mar 15, 2019 in Random Thoughts

The Photography Show – Tomorrow Baby!

It starts tomorrow and I can’t wait. I’m halfway there right now! I’m SUPER excited and feel incredibly honored to be part of The Photography Show! I’ll be on the Super Stage talking Sunday aviation photography and on the Nikon stage Saturday & sunday talking Wildlife Photography. I have all new programs with new images, new techniques, new tools to share and I simply can’t wait. Looking forward to seeing old and making new...

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