Monday, March 17, 2008

Ducks, Swans and packing!

I've recently sold my house and have been packing, organizing, pitching stuff out, etc.... which explains why I've been posting sporadically lately. There's a long story of why I'm moving, which you'll hear in detail later, but in a nutshell I'm freeing myself up to do some epic travelling and photography. As of this fall, I'll be off for a couple year trip to a long list of destinations. For much of that time I'll be living, photographing and running my photo business (thanks to WIFI connections) from a VW campervan. Crazy, but I can't wait!

I have been out shooting quite a bit lately, but haven't had much time to process the files. Yesterday, in anticipation of great light, I went to LaSalle Park Marina in Burlington to photograph ducks. The birds were cooperative and the light was great. Here are some of the results.

All photographed with EOS 1DsmIII; 500/4IS lens; some with 1.4x TC.

Long-tailed Duck:

Bufflehead (a very tough bird to expose for!):

Red-breasted Merganser:

Mute Swan:


  1. Anonymous9:06 PM

    Sounds like the trip/experience of a life time and no doubt the photographic rewards will be as well.

  2. Good stuff, I can't wait to see the results of the adventure.

    There's a pic of you in my gallery at Foto Art, so if you're around... check it out. Don't sue me for not having a model release.


  3. Can't wait to hear more detail about this Ethan. Sounds pretty adventurous!

  4. Anonymous4:02 PM

    Hi Ethan,

    Sounds awesome. You just gotta go for these kind of things. No regrets! Can't wait to hear some more details as well and see what kind of images you produce during your time away.