You Can’t Take It With You

Moose Photography by Gary Gray
Moose Monday

I thought I would take a break from the Sandhill Cranes. Each new week brings a new focus.

I have a photography group on Facebook. North American Nature, Wildlife & Landscape Photographers Association.  Today is “Moose Monday.”

If you are based in North America and practice the above mentioned photographic disciplines, give us a look. It’s a private group of Professional and very good Amateur photographers. Nice bunch, no conflict, good photos.

You can visit it HERE

On  another note, I have some camera gear going up for sale. Right now I have a Nikon D800 with 35-70mm f/2.8D on the block. CLICK HERE to find out more.

One of my photographic side shows is horse trading equipment. I have the gear I like to shoot with, but eventually, I need to change things up so I am constantly adding miscellaneous gear to my kit.

My thinking is; hey, I’m getting old. You can’t take it with you when you go.

Trending on Monday

Another week begins.

Targets of opportunity.  This bald eagle gave us a few photos at close distance yesterday morning when it landed on a telephone pole directly in front of us as we were passing by.

We sat and watched for a few minutes, hoping to see that tell-tale sign that he was about to take off. It never happened. It sat there and watched us without budging for a while. Thus, no flight shot of this guy.

On another note…

For over 10 years I’ve been doing this thing where I try to post a different original photograph every day on Facebook. It doesn’t always happen, some days I’m just not around or I’m on a trip or something. But, I’ve been fairly successful at this.

I’m moving the photo posting to this blog and with the best intentions, I’ll attempt to keep fresh photos flowing here for your viewing pleasure as well. I’m aware it will cut down on the interaction compared to Facebook but there are trade-offs. For you the viewer, it really is no more work to read or see what I’m publishing and actually the visual experience with the blog should be much better, cleaner, better refined, less cluttered, all that happy horse hockey.

So, interaction. That’s what will change about my internet presence moving forward; but, you can interact on any post,  it’s just a matter of motivation to do so. That I suppose is out of my control. I urge you to leave comments on any post. I need to play with that feature to learn how to best utilize it.

On the other side of the coin, I have a lot of statistical information available to me regarding internet visits to each of my web sites. I can say that I get more page hits via internet readers every day than any of my Facebook pages ever saw. In essence, despite Facebook being a world wide platform, it’s actually putting you in a box about the size of your friend list unless you manage to hit a viral situation, which doesn’t happen to most folks.

I’m disappointed with Facebook as a configurable program. I can’t in all good consciousness continue to use it as a photography presentation platform. These days, I see Facebook as nothing but a messaging and advertising delivery product that allows you to scribble in the margins.

Wish me luck and check back here often to see more of my original Nature, Wildlife and Landscape photography, along with whatever else manages to find its way from my camera.