Friday, May 14, 2010

Country Captures turns 1000

Country Captures began 1000 post ago with this image of a simple little footbridge.  Unlike the path that crosses the bridge I had no idea where this new endeavor would lead.

I would like to take this opportunity to review some of the images I have shared and the sights I have witnessed while pursuing this endeavor I call Country Captures.

Sharing my images via this photoblog encouraged me to seek out more and more photo opportunities and to spend more time afield.  With Whitetail deer common in my area and as a hunter it was only natural that I would find myself pursuing them camera in hand.

Whitetails are interesting any time of the year but during the rut with antlers polished and necks swollen, whitetail bucks are at their very finest.

Although the bucks are most impressive during their mating season can they really compare in beauty with that of a innocent newborn fawn?

Traveling to Elk County each autumn for the annual Elk Rut has instilled in me an appreciation for these majestic animals.  While I find myself immensely enjoying the time I spend with these animals I find myself at odds with the management agency who in the name of sport hunting is willing to trade this unique treasure of viewable large mature bulls with that of a younger herd who's bulls who are killed before reaching their prime.

Trips to Florida, where once were for the single purpose of visiting family now includes days spent afield photographing the amazing birdlife.  The Crested Caracara was a bird I had never even heard about before researching Florida birding areas.

A pair of Bald Eagles alighting in a tree swaddled in Spanish moss came courtesy of the beautiful Sunshine Sate

Even before I acquired my first DSLR a little Canon Powershot S2 IS allowed me to capture this image of a Killdeer guarding her nest.

Back home in Pennsylvania this fox squirrel posed for what is the best series of squirrel images I have obtained.

During the summer of 2009 Country Captures shared with you the wedding of Justin & Amy

And much earlier this shot of the historic Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church.  Virtually unknown outside of our local area, this church served as a Civil War military hospital.

Tonoloway Church may be unknown to most but all American have knowledge of the sacred ground shown here, Antietam Battle Field, Sharpsburg Maryland.

An old wooden boat lays in ruin near the little Virginia seaside village of Oyster

Autumn colors frame a picturesque barn near the town of McConnelsburg Pennsylvania

Even the cold lifeless days of winter have provided images worthy of sharing here at Country Captures.

I have enjoyed sharing my images and adventures with you over the nearly four years that it has taken to have accumulated these 1000 post.  Your visits and comments are what drives me to pick up the camera and head out in my quest for new material.


Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Please keep them coming.I look forward to each visit to this blog.The pictures are amazing and the quality keeps me striving to better my skills.It seems that blogging is turning out to be educational as well as fun.

Larry said...

You have a great blog and a wonderful talent. I really appreciate such good talent.

Anonymous said...

You have the skills to match your surroundings in your pictures. And you are an artist with your camera as much as your brother is with his.

Tom said...

Very well done on making your 1000 posting Salty... Your postings have been a joy to see and I have learned so much from stopping by here. Onward nd Upwards to the next 1000.


Chad Oneil Myers said...

Dad, I'm glad you have brought out the artist within you and have been so prolific with this photo blog. I'm glad we both have a huge interest and talent that we share.

Carletta said...

I can't top the last comment. :)
Congrats and here's to many, many more!

FAB said...

Congrats Coy. Thanks for continuing to share your talent and love of wildlife etc. FAB.

Elaine said...

Congrats on reaching 1000! I thoroughly enjoy the photos you share with us and have learned a lot from you. Thanks for sharing.

bobbie said...

I recently hit 1000 myself. But I must say, your photos far surpass anything I might have done. My sincere congratulations! Your skill with the camera has brought us all such pleasure.

Peggy said...

Wow, 1000! You should be very proud! Your photos are always telling, as well as your commentary. I love coming here to see whats in Pennsylvania, and especially the Elk. The information you have provided educates and inspires me as well as so many others I am sure! Congrats Coy! I am so glad to have found your blog!

Meggie said...

Lots of them I remember but all of them are spectacular, Coy! Thanks for sharing your talent and photos of our gorgeous PA landscape and critters.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Salty: What a great post for number 1,000, you are really wonderful with the camera.