Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge is a beautiful location, with many inhabitants, but it can be very challenging photographically. Visitors are not allowed to leave their cars except in a handful of designated areas, so very long lenses can be required to get close to animals. In addition, while cloudy weather creates soft shadows, it also gives us less light to work with, necessitating wider apertures, higher ISO levels, and/or higher shutter speeds. Despite these challenges we were able to spot quite a few animals, including:
On November 10, we were able to visit Oregon Horsemanship in Wilsonville, OR and take a few photos of the horses! The lighting turned out to be quite nice and the horses were quite frisky despite the cold weather.
These are photos from the hiking trip up the Old Salmon River Trail near Zig Zag.