Today while teaching a camera class near Indian Peaks (at Long Lake) a HUGE moose came out of the brush about 40 ft from us…
I was freaking out trying to get my camera settings for the shot (since they were all set for slow shutter landscape shot)_……
By the time I got things right,, the moose had walked right into the water in front of us (about 20 ft)… If he had not liked us there we would have had a real problem….. No getting away from a monster like him when he's that close.
He was HUGE.
Most definitely standing taller than myself (I'm 6 ft). I'd say 7ft at his ears.
Finally was able to capture one lousy shot that was in focus from maybe 30 ft, before he wandered across the water away from me… I shot tons more photos,, but the light was totally wrong ,, he was in the shadows facing away from me most of the time. I managed one more shot from a long distance that's ok, though he's still facing away from me.
So wish my camera had been freehand and ready for action. Instead of being on a tripod set for slow exposures. I lost the best shots just trying to wrestle the camera off the tripod mount.
Oh well,, it was still a very cool experience…..