Just a frog.
I was driving back from an assignment in Putney, Vt., where I photographed a guy who is starting a community solar farm, and I decided to drive down an old dirt road to explore a little.
I came to an old railroad underpass next to a pond where it looks like farm trucks pass through to get to a corn field on the other side. It looked intriguing so I parked and hopped out of the car.
Immediately a heron flew out of the pond, I’m still bummed I wasn’t able to get a shot of it, there were also several birds, including a woodpecker, flitting about the area though most were out of my focal range to get a good shot.
As I walked through the tunnel I just happened to look down at the right time and saw this frog resting in a shallow puddle. It was about 4” long and sat there as I took as many shots as I needed.
The soft, muted light inside the tunnel combined with the harder directional light coming from the opening helped to make a really good image.
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
-Stand alone photos, feature photos.
Often times at a small newspaper like the Brattleboro Reformer we need to go out and find good photographs that grab the readers attention and “stand alone” with no story.
These types of photographs can be just about anything, ranging from nature and wildlife to kids playing or construction work and more. The key to the photos is to make them visually interesting and striking. Sometimes an editor just needs a good image to fill a hole in a page.
This photo will be used at some point in this manner. It will probably land on the Towns page or inside on the Calendar page. If there is some particularly heavy news it may make it to the Front to off set the news a bit.
This is also an example of how great working at a small, community driven newspaper can be. Your days vary so much and you are photographing everything. As an example, just look at my previous post of the fire in Hinsdale, N.H. You just never really know what your day will bring.
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