Things have really been busy around here lately with some travel to Oklahoma to see my brother and his family, plus we spent a couple of days at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge photographing landscapes, lizards, buffalo, elk, deer and birds. Be sure and sign up for my Spring in the Wichita Mountains Photography Workshop (May 9-12, 2015) where we will focus on wildlife and landscape photography. My heart considers this place my home in many ways because this is where I first started photographing with a Canon AE-1 with a broken meter and the Sunny f/16 rule at my disposal. A few rolls of Kodak Ektachrome 64 and a nice bull buffalo was my beginning. While equipment and technology may have changed, the knowledge and skills required to get some outstanding shots have not.
This is one of the oldest refuges established by Theodore Roosevelt in 1901. Buffalo, elk, prairie dogs, and turkey were reintroduced and this refuge is a photographer’s dream. Beautiful granite outcrops, lichen covered granite mountains, spectacular sunsets and many lakes all provide tons of landscape photography opportunities. If you can’t find something special to photograph here, you aren’t looking!
Here are a few of my favorites from the past few days:
Eastern Collared Lizard
Elk in Velvet
Quanah Parker Lake
I am very excited about this workshop as I have spent many years visiting this place due to the variety of wildlife and scenic landscapes.