This is also my chance to shoot a lot-with 12 guage and camera. I usually make a photo book from the trip each year, and the guys love and charish that. It feels good to share my images in that way. At times I wonder what it would be like to just be a photographer during this annual hunt. Sure would make things easier making good photographs. The gun, shell, dogs and keeping a keen eye out for shooting (the gun) does hinder photography.
But, I guess if I only held a camera in my hands I would be an observer, and I really love being a participant. So I do need to hold the gun, smell the burnt powder and harvest some game and hold them in my hands. There is a difference....I can't really hunt with just a camera.
|Dave in North Dakota|