Well I am back home from my photoshoot yesterday up in Rocky Mountain National Park and I am one very hurting unit…damn I am sore as hell! My feet and knees are wanting to divorce me and my back, well it seems to have gotten up and left lol The colors up there were really odd, a lot of areas still green, some past prime and are brown, and some in prime. The lack of wildlife in the park was rather unexpected. Saw only one herd of Elk, way far out of my lens’ reach. Luckily, I took daskibum ’s advice and went in on Hwy 7, which lead me on a chase on some backroad for golden Aspen. And along the road I happened to discover a whole other area of Rocky Mountain National Park which I have never even heard of, by the name of “Wild Basin Trailhead”..and some of my best shots came from this area, as the light was beyond perfect! Never mind the fact, this place is pretty secluded and no one was around.
From there I traveled into Estes Park and was greeted by one of the biggest Bull Elk I have ever seen. Harem and all, not that it’s an odd site during Rut season, but him staring at my car, bugling, and looking like he was going to charge me while I hung out my window, was. He was gigantic. There were also 2 other bulls, one with a harem and one alone….the one alone made a brilliant model…he was younger and smaller, however still quite large….and let me shoot away as I pleased, not even minding me. After photographing him I yelled to him as he looked up at me “Thanks dude for modeling me for me! I appreciate it! Be careful of those other males, they’re pretty mean!” lol
I have never seen so many other professional photographers in my life as I did in the park. Had a couple follow me around, one getting out to shot with me with his Hasselblad H2 (omg drool fest!) saying “I hope you don’t mind me kind of following you around, you seem like you know the spots”, to which I replied, “Nope, as long as you let me see that and hold that damn camera!” He was from Vancouver, CA, and before i knew it I had this beast in my hands….damn…what a camera….maybe someday when I win the lottery I can afford a $39,000 Medium Format dslr….a lotta people, a lotta random convos with other photographers, and I have a helluva lotta shots….400 some odd RAW files to go through. Sooooo on that note, stay tuned! And I hope you all are out shooting and enjoying the colors! Unless you’re down under, go surfing or…something lol
Now on some with some other news :)
Well it turns out that yours truely has been accepted to Alamy Stock Agency and needless to say I am frickin thrilled to death! I already sell on some micro stock sites, but honestly I have never put up my best shots on them, I always wanted those for myself, and I really didn’t want them to go for Royalty Free. Well, being I was just accepted to one of the best and largest Rights Managed agencies, now I can upload my best shots…..this is gonna rock and is quite an accomplishment for me. A big step, as they are VERY hard to get on with! But I did it! YAY go me!!!!!