In my picture story & photographic essay class at the Missouri School of Journalism, we have been asked to find some examples of what can make for an effective sequence of images. While I ultimately will be required to produce one that is more about people than wildlife, I did think this sequence of images of a Galapagos Giant Tortoise from this summer was an entertaining and appropriate.
As promised, I have finally edited my photos from the Galapagos and uploaded them online at my ZenFolio gallery. I have also placed a slideshow of the best photographs below. (More wildlife, landscapes, and other details of the trip are at the Zenfolio site.) These would have been up sooner, but I was camping in the Uinta Mountains in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Utah for a week with my girlfriend, which culminated in a visit to Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in Brigham City. Images from that trip should also be up shortly.
On one of the fourth day of our Galápagos I decided to borrow Artie Morris’ fisheye lens. I walked around the Alta, our chartered boat for the trip, and made a few images that I’m pretty happy with. However, I think that the laundry hanging on the sun deck took the prize:
I returned from the Galápagos islands to Quito, Ecuador on Saturday and flew back into Milwaukee, Wis. yesterday around 9:30am CST. All luggage arrived back home safely, so I spent most of the day alternating between unpacking and laying on the couch. (I didn’t sleep on the red eye flight from Quito to Atlanta, but I did get a couple hours on the flight back to MKE).
Overall, it was a wonderful experience and the group, led by Artie Morris, was composed of many great people as well as our excellent guide to the Galápagos.
I have just begun the process of ranking and keywording my photographs from the trip. So far, I have only worked up three images–none of which have had more than Lightroom adjustments applied to them. I’m saving the cases that need some Photoshop magic for later!