Next to wielding a keyboard, wielding a camera is my favorite way to expend mental energy. I take all of my own pictures for this here blog, which slowly, shot by shot, adds up to many hours in front of cans and bottles and glasses, and many odd looks from my wife. There is little else I enjoy as much as focusing a lens, framing a shot, forming a momentary mental image of the one I’m about to forever capture.
But I like to take pictures of things besides beer, too. I like nature and its glorious splendor, from rock to river, from flowers to fjords. So, today, I’m very proud to introduce a whole new series on my blog: Deertography!
Deertography is exactly what it sounds like: photos dedicated to, and always featuring, deer. There are few megafauna as majestic and austere as Odocoileus virginianus, and since I’ve already started down the road of beertography, moving two letters down the alphabet seemed to make perfect sense. I mean seriously, who doesn’t love deer? They are like the mystical steeds of the wood nymphs or something.
While I’ll be starting with the white-tailed variety (or whatever happens to wander into my backyard), the great thing about deertography is there are so many styles of deer to potentially capture. The are light deers and dark deers and deer that look different in different light. There are deer from all over the country, even international deer! Maybe we can even start trading deer, so that people on the East Coast can get deer from the West Coast without having to drive all the way out there just for deer. I’ll ask the USPS what their policy for mailing 400 pound living, antlered, creatures is.
The possibilities are endless for #deertography. The only limit is your imagination (and how big your zoom lens is; seriously don’t get too close they might charge).
Check out some of my recent shots. I can’t wait to get this series stomping its hooves defiantly and aggressively to declare its territory on the blog!