Expanding my View

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It was nine degrees when I made this image yesterday.  I wanted to capture the snow ridges that had been formed in our strong winds of the previous days before any new snow started falling.

I made the picture by merging two separate pictures taken with a Fuji 35 mm lens using the new panorama feature with maximum boundary warp in LR CC in order to get a wider view.  It seemed to work great, at least for this picture; but I will have to try it on other pictures to see how it works on different scenes.

Continuing on from yesterday’s post, I have been thinking about how I might get back into making wildlife images if any wildlife lives through this winter or returns to Homewood this spring.  There is not much that I can do in this weather but read, think, and order new gear. 🙂

I have ordered the micro 4/3 Olympus E-M10 with the Olympus 70 – 300 mm lens to use while photographing wildlife.  This, if I am satisfied with the image quality and ergonomics, should give me a lightweight, not too big, relatively less expensive small camera and lens with an effective focal length of 600 mm.  It should arrive later in the week.

If this approach doesn’t work for me, I might be back to only making images that are within range of the Fujifilm camera and lenses that I have.  If that is the case, I will not be making many wildlife images and I will concentrate on other subjects and types of photography.