Monday, March 3, 2008

Deer in Cades Cove

My favorite place to photograph white-tailed deer is Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Using a 200mm lens is always long enough for the deer in this area. Early in the morning or in the evening is the best time to shoot this subject because the light is better at these times. Also the number of deer is greater at this time of day. In this image the doe are wandering through tall sage grass with the sun shining toward the camera. This camera position helps to silhouette the animals. A little space in front of the animals helps the viewer anticipate the forward movement of the
Note: I will be teaching a photography course at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville this spring. Click here for details.

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