While driving down a back road in Grand Teton National Park I saw an elk grazing in the trees, a moment later it charged into the meadow. Knowing wolves or bears were chasing it I jumped out of my car, camera in hand, and started shooting. I sat on the ground to better incorporate the Grand Tetons into the scene.
15 minutes earlier I had made a hasty exposure adjustment and put the exposure needle in the middle because things happen fast around here. In my haste I had forgotten I had been shooting rainbows the previous evening and I had put the f-stop at f-22 and although I had switched lenses, I hadn’t changed f-stops so my first exposure of the chase was made at f-22 at .5 second. After suffering through the agonizingly solo exposure which threw me into a panic I rapidly changed f-stops, changed the ISO to 1600 and shutter speed cussing myself for my carelessness knowing I had missed a rare opportunity to photograph wolves in Grand Teton National Park. To my surprise when I looked up the wolves were still there.
After the elk escaped into a roaring creek the wolves turned their attention to the object on the ground, curious they inched closer and closer, upon scrutinizing me for two or three minutes they must have figured an old, fat photographer would be a rotten breakfast then they trotted back into the woods to find a tasty elk.