Curiosity Mirrored


A light snow flurry started on this day in Walsh County, ND and as I was passing this area of farm land I noticed this beauty grazing on her pasture.  It was a solemn, much laid-back scene with the snow falling around her and I was curious to see if I could compose a shot.   As I started to snap off images from about 50 yards away, the sound of my camera had sparked her curiosity.  As she came my direction, I continued to take images of the cautious approach which led to this shot.  It’s funny because what started out as an attempt to get a single scene composed for a still image ended up as a face to face visit from a beautiful creature, a totally different final composition and an experimental short motion clip, not to mention, being able to give a friendly rub on her face before I left.  Nature’s spirit is pretty profound and it tends to pop up and say “hello” when you least imagine.

The sequences of the images are put together in this short called “The Visit”.

There’s a long ending after the fade out.   To replay it just move the slider back to the beginning.


Snow Day


The scene along the Guadalupe River in Hunt, TX during the winter months is typically a barren scene compared to the lush vegetation during the spring and summer months.  The climate is mild to cold in the days and can approach the freezing mark in the evenings.  It sure was a surreal sight to see snow on the ground in South Texas.