Picture of the Month

September 2010



                                        Harebells in Wind
                                   Lofoten Islands, Norway

It was a rare sunny day in the typically fogbound Lofoten islands, off Norway's arctic coast - but the wind was howling. For the life of me, I couldn't seem to find a thing worth photographing, least of all these wild harebells, which were waving back and forth in the gusts of wind. So when my Norwegian friend Carl-Erik Kilander suggested we try going for blurry flowers, I was game. After all, why not?
This kind of photography is often a low-reward enterprise, i.e. a complete gamble - a matter of firing away madly with no idea of what you will get.
I was prepared to throw them all away - and chalk it all up to a bit of fun - and then I stumbled onto this shot somewhere in the midst of all the rubbish. It was just loose enough, and full of motion, that it caught my eye just before I hit the delete button.

Does it work? Is it art? Who knows? I just like the way it moves. Photography is an act of discovery - and so this crazy, mixed up picture ended up being my P-O-M. Go figure...

Nikon D3 with Nikkor 70-200 f2.8 lens, 1/8 sec.

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Review a previous Picture of the Month:

Coy Polar Bear, 8/2010

Bathing Beauty Bear, 7/2010

Maned Sloth, 6/2010

Sarus Cranes, 5/2010

Black-winged Stilts, 4/2010

Macaque/Gibbons, 3/2010

Cormorants, 2/2010

Silky Sifaka, 12/2009

Amazon Dolphin Polo, 11/2009

Yucatan Bats, 10/2009

Gulls and Flies, 8/2009

Callanish Stones, 7/2009

Amazon Dolphins (2), 6/2009

Golden Langur, 5/2009

Island Foxes, 4/2009

Puget Sound, 3/2009

Border Fence, 2/2009

Amazon Islands, 1/2009

King Penguins, 12/2008

Darwin's Fox, 11/2008

Blacktip Shark, 10/2008

Greenland Fisherman. 9/2008

Ladyslipper Orchids, 7/2008

Wild Cassowary, 6/2008

Painted Hands, 5/2008

Zion Park, 4/2008

Marine Otters, 3/2008

Mt. Hood Sunset, 2/2008

Mountain-Biking, 1/2008

Tent Bats, 12/2007

Nunbird, 11/2007

Alaskan Otters, 10/2007

Amazon Dolphin, 8/2007

Madagascar #2, 6/2007

Baja California, 5/2007

Pelicans, 3/2007

Darien Gap, 2/2007

Grey Whale Calf, 1/2007

Galapagos Sea Lion, 12/2006

Rockhoppers, 11/2006

Hummingbird, 10/2006

Madagascar, 9/2006

Whales, 7/2006

Sea Lions, 5/2006

Tiger, 4/2006

Jaguar, 2/2006

South Georgia, 12/2005

New Generation, 11/2005

Childhood, 9/2005

Penguins, 8/2005

Sea Palms, 7/2005

Aster Flower, 6/2005

Siskiyou Mountains, 5/2005

Humpback Whales, 4/2005

Christo GATES , 3/2005

Eucalyptus Leaves, 2/2005

Alaskan Aurora, 1/2005

Nesting Turtle, 12/2004

Autumn Berries, 10/2004

Costa Rica, 3/2004

Aurora Borealis, 10/2003

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