Against my best wishes, January continues to fly by. It is already the middle of the month and I am behind on a number of tasks I set out for myself for 2012. Part of that is due to finally initiating Project Aunnauld – this one is going to take awhile so don’t look for posts on that for a few months (at least). In my spare cycles I’m still trying to make it through the Yellowstone shots so guess what? Yep, another post. Unlike some of the previous ones, this set is what I consider sub-par. There are times when it is fulfilling to just be able to slap the mirror and say you captured the moment whether it is tack sharp or not… which is usually photography speak for “I blew it”. This set is more of the former based on being closer to a miracle than a failure. If you have spent time on this blog at all you should be aware we invested in a rather large glass we affectionately call The Beast thanks to it’s beefy structure. It is hard to actually demonstrate the reach this zoom glass has without first experiencing it through the viewfinder. This set might just help out in this area… let’s begin shall we?
So here is a shot of the mountainside at 80mm which is the low end of the zoom on our workhorse glass.
Are you seeing anything of interest in that shot.. maybe some large animal(s) out for a stroll? Hint #1 – remember on the previous post where I mentioned that we spent the week scanning for butts in the horizon (link here)? well, that pretty much came into play here.
Still not seeing anything of interest? Hint #2, I chose not to go with the Rule of Thirds to make it a little easier on you.
If you give up, hit the jump for a huge clue.