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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

The wheels on the bus go round & round

Last night we both left work a little bit early and went on an adventure (well, sort of).
We caught the bus from West London to Oxford (about an hour and a half ride). Then we got on another bus to go to the tiny little village of Whitney. We got there just a few minutes before the show was about to start which was PERFECT timing!!! We travelled all the way out there to see a presentation by George McCarthy, a professional photographer who travelled around the USA for a year in a Winnebago taking photos. It was a fascinating 2 hour presentation - amazing photos and great stories! Wow it really does take a lot of patience to be a wildlife photographer though!

He told us for example, that for this first photo he built a little 'hide' and went early early one morning to catch these birds behaving naturally. Then he got this amazing shot & knew that he just wouldn't get any better. I LOVE this photo of the little birds on their mother's back - so cute!

He had some stunning landscape photos as well!

A few of his photos were from animal parks - such as this one, but still with a stunning result!

This is one of my favourites - how chilled out does this bear look?

He told a lot of interesting stories ranging from how dangerous grizzlies are, to how he nearly lost his equipment to a curious bear cub! We were very impressed and inspired by his talk. And I must say I really love some of his photos!
We did however sneak out a few minutes early, which I felt bad about. But darn it the presentation was followed by raffle draw that was taking AGES and our bus only came once every an hour! So we booked it out of there and JUST made our bus, and had perfect timings all the way home - getting home just before 1am!
I was impressed as well that we were able to get 2 1/2 hours outside of London, all on buses, for a very reasonable £15 each - not bad!


At 3:02 PM, Blogger A Novelist said...

Stunning photos - thanks for sharing! :)


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