Mass and Form

I don’t mind that the buffalo/bison kept turning away from me as I kept trying to sidle along with him to get a good profile picture.  The resulting photo of his large, hulking body standing there among the delicate, winter-dried flower stems with the Wasatch Mountains towering in the background is still appealing to me.

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26 responses

  1. I’m not sure if I want to say a picture speaks a thousand words or speechless. Either way it is a beautiful, thought provoking photo.

    February 20, 2012 at 6:48 am

    • Thank you, Miss Bonnie…very much! 🙂

      February 20, 2012 at 7:25 am

  2. I think you’ve got the description spot on there, it’s the balance of fragile and solid musculature, and the ghost of the mountains off in the distance. Lovely.

    February 20, 2012 at 7:22 am

    • Your words are a fitting complement to the post, Helen…”the ghost of the mountains.” Thank you. 🙂

      February 20, 2012 at 7:24 am

  3. Great Scott, Scott! And a great picture too.

    February 20, 2012 at 8:57 am

    • Thank you, Mike. 🙂

      February 20, 2012 at 9:06 am

  4. It’s like he’s almost a part of the mountains!

    February 20, 2012 at 10:10 am

    • Thank you, Eve…he is right there and rather large, isn’t he? 🙂

      February 20, 2012 at 1:34 pm

      • The curvature of his back matches them perfectly. 🙂

        February 20, 2012 at 2:15 pm

        • Yes, it does, Eve…thank you! 🙂

          February 20, 2012 at 4:40 pm

  5. Wow! What a magnificent animal. And the landscape… This is a great photograph.

    February 20, 2012 at 10:53 am

    • Thank you, Finn!

      February 20, 2012 at 1:34 pm

  6. Yes, delicacy, fragility, strength, power and beauty. A magnificent story Scott.

    February 20, 2012 at 11:28 am

    • Thank you, Karen…very much!

      February 20, 2012 at 1:35 pm

  7. Amazing picture 🙂

    February 20, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    • Thank you, Filipe. 🙂

      February 20, 2012 at 1:35 pm

  8. Nut Balls

    What a great picture! It must have been somewhat surreal to see such an animal out in the open like that. Great stuff! 🙂

    February 20, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    • Thank you, Nate, and it was rather surreal…almost mind-blowing…and it’s just down the road a bit! 🙂

      February 20, 2012 at 1:49 pm

  9. It makes a great contrast: beauty and the beast!

    February 20, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    • Ah yes, that, too, Meanderer…thank you! 🙂

      February 20, 2012 at 1:56 pm

  10. Great photo, Scott. When I was trying to photo a cow and her newly born calf, I naively thought it’d be easy!!!!! How wrong I was! I think they call it a moving target! For me, there’s something so natural about a bison eating with its back to you – like you’re a hunter, stalking it!

    February 24, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    • Yes, Dreams and Zeros, it seems that the animals had plans of their own! And I did feel like I was stalking the buffalo, too…probably walked more than 180 degrees of a circle trying to get a proper position…. Thank you for visiting…and for your comments, too. 🙂

      February 24, 2012 at 4:48 pm

  11. Yay, you made it out to Antelope Island! Love those beautiful Wasatch Mountains. Hope you were able to see other animals as well.

    February 26, 2012 at 11:33 am

    • Yay…yes, we made it out there, Fergiemoto…and I just published the post from our visit out there. Thank you for the encouragement. And yes, I love those mountains, too…incredibly. I don’t know that I could live without them again. 🙂

      February 26, 2012 at 1:18 pm

  12. As if the earthy colours and textures of the winter-dried flowers and grasses weren’t enough of a perfect, complementary contrast to the light blue textures of the mountains… the buffalo is just icing on the cake, isn’t it? Really, really incredible landscape! Awesome job 🙂

    June 4, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    • Thank you, Eva…thought you might like it. 🙂

      June 4, 2012 at 11:12 pm

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