Archive for January, 2012

Petting Not Allowed, Unfortunately

Posted in Assateague, Overcast, Ponies, Wildlife Photography with tags , , on January 31, 2012 by bobshank

Petting the ponies at Assateague is illegal. This pony either wasn’t aware of the rule or didn’t care and wanted to test it! Not only did this pony come right up to me,  just inches away, but it followed me down the trail as I walked away after photographing it. Animals are truly amazing and sometimes they just tug at my heart! This one certainly did.

This particular day was extremely windy and overcast, which made for some very nice lighting. I appreciated these conditions since it  12:46pm, one of the worst times for photography. This just goes to show that you never know what might be possible at any time.

I often see the ponies at both Chincoteague and Assateague, but always have many more photo ops at Assateague. These truly are amazing animals and I can’t wait to be there to photograph them again!


A Preview of Things to Come

Posted in Chincoteague, Horizons, Learning, Wildlife Photography on January 27, 2012 by bobshank


Here are just three samples of photographs I captured over the last two months. These happen to all be from Chincoteague, Virginia. I had a blast down there in the beginning of January and can’t wait to get there again. There is so much wildlife!

I keep trying to expand my horizons, which I believe is important for all photographers and, well, for everyone actually. If we are just standing still  or treading water, where are we going? I want to become a better photographer, so I have to keep expanding my horizons and learning more each and every day.

Are you expanding your horizons?

Catching Up

Posted in God's Creation, Photography with tags , , on January 27, 2012 by bobshank


I’ve been all over the place since December–Pigeon Forge (twice), Cades Cove, Chincoteague, Assateague, and more!

I will be posting photos very soon as I was able to take photographs on most of these trips and did some scouting, too. It’s been a whirlwind!

We live in a beautiful country here in America and God’s creation sure is a wonderful subject to photograph!