Thursday, November 12, 2009

Late Autumn - Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

Sunday November 8th I paid a visit to the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge. There were many opportunities for migratory birds but I decided to pass on them following the sky to this Oak Savannah. I found these scenes about thirty minuets prior to sun down. As the oaks and grass became awash in red five light (also known as dramatic light) I decided to create a deeper contrast emphasizing the blue sky with a circular polarizing filter.

Oak Savannah - Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

Sunset Cast Over Meadow Grass - Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

Sandhill Cranes Flying Over Oak Savannah - Necedah National Wildlife Area

Sandhill Wildlife Area Closed For Winter

At sunset on Monday November 2, 2009 the Sandhill Wildlife Area trumpeter trail closed for the winter season. The photographs below are the final moments from a wonderful year within this gem of Wisconsin.

View a top North Bluff - Sandhill Wildlife Area

Sandhill Wildlife Area Meadow

Sandhill Wildlife Area Meadow Panorama

Autumn Dike - Sandhill Wildlife Area