One of my continuous photographic endeavors is to steadily increase my stock photography catalog.
For the entire months of February and March to date, this has been my hottest stock image.
This photo of “The Dallas Divide” in the San Juan Mountains was taken last Autumn on one of my photo tours using the Nikon D7200 and the 18-140mm VR kit lens. It’s a great portable camera kit and is capable of taking outstanding landscapes.
The real trick I suppose, is to keep taking photos of everything you see. Those photos can be converted to cash. Photography is a business too.
The Greater Sandhill Cranes that migrate through Monte Vista are the same group of birds found in Bosque del Apache from December – February.
Each year, the town of Monte Vista hosts the Sandhill Crane Festival, normally around mid-March. I don’t attend the festival as it’s a bit too crowded and hectic. My trips to Monte Vista are normally during the week before or after the festival
There are hotels in Monte Vista and nearby Alamosa. I typically stay in Alamosa due to the infrastructure. Monte Vista is more of a sleepy town, and has its’ own charm; though, I’m not going there to be charmed by anything except birds.
In the coming days I’ll discuss the general concepts and techniques of photographing these magnificent creatures.