This was the last image I took in Thanet this was one of three badgers In a row. The mangled state of the corpse was evidence of its time spent at the roadside. The decomposing stages had already started. The smell was not very nice I tried not to keep Bex next to the badger for to long when focusing. Again the roadside was very buzzy so we di have to keep moving. At this point we did stop for a little while as I had managed to walk in to a signpost on the long walk to the badger and was forming a large lump and an unwanted headache. I keep going back to the fox with the curve in the road although there is no curve in the road I tried to creating a slight angle to the image in the hope it will make it more visually interesting. At this point you cannot see anything on the other side of the road it dose add this ominous blackness. I like the way it feels like it is creeping in further to the image like the darkness is going to take over the badgers being. The exposure was F4 and with a shutter of 1/160 this brings as much light in to the image as possible while freezing the flash. The focusing was difficult with this image because of the constant moving.
so this is the 3rd badger i have found yesterday i cane bleve they are all with in the same area. this one is hard to see again its on the verge how did a car get to it. we do think they have been moved of the road so cars don't run over them any more. but are still left out i wonder if it was because they couldn't figer out how to despiosde of it or was is a reminder to the traffic that animals can be on the road.
i love the trees with in this image looming over the badgers body again I did try to take the image at slight angle to have that line drawing eyes on to the badger.
now I know this badger has been moved its back is very broken so it must have been hit there but its head is facing the road I am guessing someone moved it out of the road. this is just another one of the images I'm not sure about focus wise i relay though it was in focus when i was shooting I checked 4 times on the small screen this was the best in focus one out of the 25 i took the curve in the road was something that didn't come out as much with in the image as i had hoped. i do like the fact there is a speed sign next to the badger it is another reminder of the car presents.
this was the first of 3 badgers I had found yesterday this one was very fresh I looked like it had just been hit.
The landscape around the badger was quite barren we where on top of the forest so there where no trees only small amounts of gorse and heather. i did try to angle the image but the road is a very bussy one and i had to stand on the verge i think the image is in focus its something i have been having consent trouble with but in this image i can clearly see that it is an animal so i am not to worried I just need to get images at this point i just have ten images that are usable but one is a little out of focus i wish i could take more but it has been hard finding the animals to photography I suppose thats not a bad thing.
this is one of the images I like most out of all of them I think its the position of the rabbit that dose it the legs up in the air.
the road is so clear and clean it dose make the image seem more apeling than a road filled with rubbish and dirt.
the blood is very clearly staining the road its a head kill. I do like it when there is blood it dose at a murder element but the image is still beautiful thats very impotent.
the angle of the road is perfect it has a long curve and the light tralie of with it it dose draw your eyes over the rabbit that something I keep wanting to do I want peoples eyes to be drawn over the animal I want them to see it but i don't want it so in your face.
last night was a long trip we did find this rabbit. just before we where going to go home
it was very fresh when we came across it the road
was mildly bizzy the problem was we where outside a house so we didn't want to stay to long as the man had already come outside to see if we where ok he did have a very nosy dog the hole exsperence was very unerving this issure was focusing it was very light rain so it look a while to focus the camera the water driplits where getting on the lens evan with a lense hood the rain was still falling on the glass in this image you can see one o the dots on the image this is something i didn't see when first editing i am using the uni macs and my mac must be different screen brightness or something. there is a pole in the image something that i am tempted to Photoshop out of the final image. i think the rabbit is in focus with in this image although I'm not 100% sure i think it dosent matter with in this image if its on the line because i can clearly see what the animal is.
this image was taken on the same day as the bird a squirrel lying by the houses. houses have not been with in any of my images and i don't think it works as well the animal dosent feel so isolated but it dose show the links between animal and human having the death right o there door step . again visual it dosent tiy in with the rest of my work i think the light bounces of the fence and gate to much it seems to green the grave yard on the other side of the road is mildly illuminated it dosent have the same affect as the other images the fading to darkness is not as obvious as before
i do like the way this image looks although the bird was so small i was unable to see what it was I'm still unsure what bird it could have been the fetehrs where a light grey though most if it was covered in blood. the lighting works well with in the image the right hand side just fades in to black the tunnel affect dose seem to be sucking in the bird if anything i think i needed to put a little bit more light on the bird.
OK so the two images still don't work i like the first image so from now on i will just stick to flash with no headlights each image will then be consistent. like Clive lanens images are. this will hopefully bring the project together linking each image with the other.
this was an interesting day we had to park a little bit away from the animal so the headlights did not hit the animal think this is the style I would like to go with regarding the photos. I don't think I will show the animal up close its to graphic for some people. the blood dose create a crime screen feel that's something I cant change with in my image its just natural the landrover ran over the rat just moments after we found it.
I love they sign i was worries the flash would bounce of the mettle but i was far enough away to miss it. The affect of the exposure flash combination is this almost tunnel affect getting darker towards the end of the image its something I am glad happens its like the animal is moving in to darkness or darkness moving in on the animal. as I am looking at this image I can see 3 small light spots that is something I will need to remove before printing.
the light gives the hedge a really interesting glow somthing i would like to replicate with in the rest of my images. the lighting is not as harsh as i was expecting it to be so from now on this is how evry shot will be taken.
so this is the first image I have taken
The idea was to use the headlight to frame the animal, pin it to the ground.
using the headlights gives it this human intervention as a car had killed the animal the car created by humans used by humans we where responsible for its death. I feel that is that obvious from
road and the broken nature of the body I think the headlight may be to harsh.
the animal was in the centre giving it the main focus. I was worried that it would get lost with in the image as the colour of the tarmac is similar to the colour of the rabbit
so the first find was interesting it was a very flat rabbit.
there was some problems I didn't expect with tacking photos at night one being focusing the camera i couldn't tell if the camera was initially in focus i did want a soft fouct but im not sure if the outcome is what i had in mind the other being light i was getting shadows verywhere so we had to stand so we wherenot in the image or rather are shadows