Gavin Tow  

Wooded Path by Gavin Tow

March 2020 - Wooded Path

About the Image(s)

This was taken during the Summer of 2018 at a local park. Sometimes I'll see deer on it. I think, because they are not hunted, they don't seem skittish if people come on them at a distance. I use to go in the morning and walk down a path when no one was out yet. I was able to catch this photo on my Canon Rebel 5i 1/60th f5.6 with a canon lens set at 100mm. The ISO is at 6400. I guess the ISO is so high from shooting almost in the dark earlier.

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7 comments posted

Connie Reinhart   Connie Reinhart
Deer are beautiful creatures. You did well to catch this shot, especially in early darkness. Could you improve this shot? Sure. But deer don't take direction well. It would be nice if she had picked up her head. It would be nice if the background was less messy. But deer don't take direction well. It must have been a memorable experience to be so close to this animal!   Posted: 03/08/2020 19:45:39

Carole Kropscot   Carole Kropscot
You captured the benefit of being on a path! Our assigned subjects can be interpreted however you want, so it doesn't matter so much that "your" path isn't the primary subject of your image. Your image is a good reminder to notice what is around us. That's what good photographers do! The fact that I can see the deer's face is a plus, because taking photos of deer in the underbrush usually results in a more busy portrait. It is interesting to see your 6400 ISO and the good results with the even lighting.   Posted: 03/15/2020 12:54:17
Gavin Tow   Gavin Tow
I was using a Rebel 5i during this time but I have a Canon mirrorless purchased late last year and the light sensor is much better. I hope to capture sharper images of the same subject. Just waiting for warmer weather in the morning !   Posted: 03/28/2020 12:50:09

Ally Green   Ally Green
A tranquil scene depicts the early morning and the deer seems very content with your prescence. To me to see a little bit more of the path would be good to balance the woodland. I like the leaves on the path to get the feeling of being in the woods. Good job on the lighting at 6400 and doesn't look grainy.   Posted: 03/17/2020 12:56:59

Barbara Kuebler   Barbara Kuebler
It is always fun to see a deer up close like this. It was fortunate for you she chose to cross your "path". Did you use a Denoise program?   Posted: 03/28/2020 10:20:40
Gavin Tow   Gavin Tow
I usually do some clarity adjustments using Lightroom but that is about it !   Posted: 03/28/2020 12:46:43

Walter Ross   Walter Ross
Someone has wandered off the path it seems... I love 'spur of the moment' shots, especially when they involve wild animals sharing the environment. You have to make due with whatever your camera is set at and hope for the best. I probably would have cropped it a bit so the deer is not so bullseye in the frame but then again sometimes 'real'scenes are better left untouched. Good catch.   Posted: 03/28/2020 15:02:07