Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pennsylvanica Elk in Benezette, PA

If you ever get the opportunity to go to Benezette, PA in the fall, you will see beautiful scenes of elk roaming the country side. Some even come into the small village of Benezette. We were told the best time to come in towards evening or early morning.

We tried counting the tines on this big bull elk and we believe there are 17 points. You can't really see them all in the above photo but are a bit easier to see in the lower one. He is beautiful. These photos were taken in the evening when the light was fading so the photos aren't that bright.

Below is a smaller bull, and he was along the road near a creek just standing there looking at us. The light was much better for this photo.

Here is a close up of old #36, I believe that is the number on his collar. He is one that has been tagged. He was probably about 25 feet or so from me when I took this photo.

Here are some elk standing in a field, too far away to get good close up photos.

We took our family down to see these magnificant creatures and our grandson had a ball. He must of taken a hundred photos of the elk on his papa's camera. Then we had a nice picnic lunch, of course it was extremely cold eating at the picnic table but was over all a very nice day.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Jumping Jack Flash's Portrait

I am now done with Jumping Jack Flash. It is hard to get a good photo of the painting as he is not this orange but all my photos want to show him like that. He is a beautiful old horse.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Jumping Jack Flash

Here is an updated photo of Jumping Jack Flash. He is almost done now. I have to let him dry and then go over him in places to bring out more highlights and shadows and finish up some my nitpicking that I always do before being done.