Let's be honest, there is only so much you can do to be creative when shooting a subject such as a Deer. In particular, Red Stag Deer at Richmond Park.
Of course you can play with the light, hope the stags rut and do something interesting, but mostly everything you would expect to see has been photographed time and time again and is all readily available to view online with on quick Google search returning many of the same photographs.
So, how to be different?
I've been to Richmond numerous times now, mostly with Neil Graham and each time I've come away with what I would consider to be safe shots. The sort of photographs you'd see in the results of the Google search I mention above. So today I intentionally looked for different things to photograph and also had in mind other compositions. Thanks to the EVF in my beloved Olympus OM-D E-M1 I could also better judge exposures and can, as a result, more easily experiment when shooting in to the light, as you'll see below in a few shots.
Now I'm not suggesting that these photographs of mine are revolutionary and brand new or that i'm the first to produce photographs like this (of course I'm not!), but for me as a photographer they're certainly a departure from the standard type of shots I've made before on previous visits to Richmond Park and as a result, to me at least, they're something a little fresh and dare I say interesting. But that's down to you, the viewer to decide.
Whatever the case may be I've processed, cropped and exported these so that they will be ideal desktop wallpapers / backgrounds and they're all available for you to download for free
You can download all of the Hi-Res files in a Zip file right here (13.3Mb), or you can view each photograph in full size by clicking each photograph below. (Just click the download link beneath each picture to download them individually). Alternatively, you can click to enlarge, right click on the image and then choose 'Save As' if you're using a Windows computer
All of these photographs are 2560 pixels on the longest edge (suitable for most Macs and widescreen laptops and monitors).
All of these photographs were made using an Olympus OM-D E-M1 Micro Four Thirds Mirrorless Camera and the Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO with the MC-1.4 1.4x Tele Converter fitted. As a result my effective focal length on the day was 112-420mm. The maximum aperture of this combination is f/4. This was constant throughout the entire zoom range.
1. Golden Mist
2. Morning Dew Drops
3. Stag in the Mist
5. Hot Breath
Please enjoy these photographs. But be kind: Do not edit these photographs and claim them as your own. Don't sell them without my permission. Do not use commercially without contacting me @ email@example.com - a license for photographs made at Richmond Park must first be obtained. Whilst I own the copyright to these images, I would need to first obtain a license to sell them.
All works are Creative Commons Licensed:
Richmond Park at Golden Hour by Michael Rammell is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at www.michaelrammell.com.