Mute Swan Photo
Ansel Adams, one of the most famous landscape photographers who took thousands of photos in a year if not more, once said, “twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop”. I believe the reason Ansel Adams said that because he understood how important light is and how we have no control over it.
Case in point: I wanted to photograph a pair of swan with fog and mist. I had the location of the swan, some fog was predicted to occur the following morning, and when I got to the location I was disappointed to see nothing happen like I planned. The pair of swan did not even seem to like being around each other and the fog occurred, but not on the water. I did manage to come away with this photo that I like. I took advantage of some unique soft light to isolate this swan which at times look translucent.
Strike a Pose – Mute Swan – Carrollton, Texas