Reindeer Games

Reindeer Games
Reindeer Games

This is yet another photo which I took while on “safari” at the Rosemund Gifford Zoo. I say safari as this is what it felt like while I was out there taking photos. I stalked this reindeer for about 15 minutes before he finally lifted his head and turned around. Yes, I was playing the role of a zoo paparazzi. Prior to that, he had been foraging for grass. I honestly believed that he was toying with me, not giving me the shot that I wanted; Hence the name Reindeer Games.

With very little to add interest to the photo, I chose to use the reindeer’s own feature – it’s spine – to act as a leading line drawing an imaginary path to his head. Thankfully, the overcast skies ensurde that I didn’t endure too much over exposure and I was basically able to keep everything balanced.

Now, if only I could find one with a brilliant red nose.

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