Canon 1DsMkII, 100-400mm, 1/500 @ f/9, ISO 320
Espaniola Island, Galapagos Islands
I am leaving for the Galapagos Islands soon, and I thought it would be appropriate to look through my past images to remind myself of how successful and unsuccessful I was on my last trip there a few years back. The Galapagos Islands is a difficult place to photograph for me, as the compositions are either very obvious or difficult to find. It is a great place to photograph for me, as it is incredibly rich in landscapes and wildlife. With that being said, I find it very challenging to put my own stamp on things. I am always after images that convey emotion, a sense of place, a specific moment in time or whatever, and avian subjects are probably the most challenging of all when it comes to this (no, I don't want any bird photographers sending me death threats over this). I am primarily a mammal and landscape photographer, so this is where my tendencies are when I visit the Galapagos Islands. I will dig through my archive over the next few days to see what I can dig up from my last trip a few years ago, and use them as examples of what not to do or perhaps images that I am just curious about.