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Archery Season Availability

September 30, 2010 Leave a comment

Archers, keep my trophy phone number handy on Saturday and for the rest of the season.  Since nobody had the confidence to book me for a specific time :), at this point I’m still available for trophy portraits.  I say trophy, but, of course, any deer is a trophy!

Why are creative, quality portraits important?  Well, for example, fish and game mounts are an excellent way to remember your hunting and fishing accomplishments.  But what about you, your friends or relatives, details of the day, and the environment where you harvested the game or caught the fish?  Photos, done right, tell a story and are a great complement to a mount.

On the other hand, a harvested animal isn’t necessary for great portraits that document your day in pursuit of game.  Devoting a couple of hours to photography, without the need to get your trophy out of the bush, allows us to spend more time concentrating on you and the way you hunt.

If you bag one, call me as soon as possible!  If you’re within 20 miles of Halifax and reasonably close to a road, I’ll do my best to get there in time for photos in the field.  Of course, don’t risk spoiled venison if the ETA is too long.  We can still get some great shots later.  In order to create the best possible portraits, please keep the animal’s eyes open, and wipe off any blood before it dries.  Keep in mind that this is first come, first served.

Good luck to everyone and please hunt safely!

Regular rates and terms apply.

Clark’s Ferry Bridge Sunset

September 16, 2010 2 comments

This will make beautiful 12″ x 24″ framed prints and canvas wraps for home decor.  That blur on the bridge is what a tractor trailer looks like at a slow shutter speed!  For anyone who’s not familiar with Clark’s Ferry, it’s a landmark with quite a bit of history.  It carries U.S. Routes 22/322 traffic and Appalachian Trail hikers across the Susquehanna River near Duncannon, north of Harrisburg.  At this point, hikers are 1138.9 miles from the beginning of the trail at Springer Mountain, Georgia, and 1040.2 miles from the end at Baxter Peak-Katahdin, Maine, according to the Appalachian Trail Distance Calculator.

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Kudos to PennDOT for salvaging this marker from the old bridge, which was nicknamed, The Gangplank, for its narrow lanes.  You can find it at the west end of the bridge, on the downstream side.  The current bridge was completed in 1986.

Anyone who drove across the bridge while I photographed this plaque, saw me holding a camera in one hand and a large reflector over my shoulder with the other.  Although a breeze made it difficult, I succeeded in throwing some light onto the lettering, which was in total shade, to make it stand out more.  Of course I could have just used a flash, but at the risk of creating glare, which would have made the lettering difficult to read.  Anyway, I’m sure I got some stares—but no more than when I’m photographing while wearing hip boots or knee pads.  Hey, whatever it takes!

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A Sunny Day

September 9, 2010 Leave a comment

A little boy, a small pond and hungry sunfish—it doesn’t look good for the sunnies.

All photographs and text are Copyright © 2010 David Deppen, all rights reserved.  They are not in the public domain and may not be copied, used for derivative works, or used in emails, websites, blogs, or any other media, or for any other purpose, without explicit advance permission from David Deppen.  Please use links to website pages if you wish to share content with others.