“The Bull Gate”, a 24″ x 16.8″ eLITHOGRAPH inspired by a photograph by Jen Klassen (be sure to check out Jen’s amazing photos)
In the fall of the year the open yards become crossings, if not down-right battle zones for bull moose, either guarding or raiding harems.
As the foliage brightens and readies to littler the forest and yard floor once again, the bellows of mating lusts, fill the frosty air. The call of breeding to continue the herd. It is also the call the hunter hears and answers with the predators response to keeping populations in control. The system is systemic. Working constantly, toward a balance that all life can live with.
We are most fortunate when we participate and partake of the fullness of this magnificent event. It is momentum so power-driven, not even, ‘The Bull Gate’ can hold it back. Nor, would – even if it could.
Les BoothYes, Mary-Pat – not nearly as large as the elk herd ‘harems'; since moose are not ‘herd cervids’ per se; but the cows maintained by a bull are considered his ‘harem’. And as with most male cervids, all cows are ‘fair game’ for adding-to his ‘harem’.
Les BoothThank you all for the nice comments. I’m moving into a new set of methods and techniques in the eLITHOGRAPH process. This is one of the early ‘Beta images’. Nice to hear y’all like the looks. This image will be part of a series of North American Cerv…See More
Les BoothWow .. thanks folks for the nice comments and likes. I am very glad everyone is enjoying this piece. I certainly hope the rest of the series finds equal appreciation. These are just a lot of fun to produce. Thank you all again.
Les BoothYou’re most welcome Charles .. she has an eye that is most productive. It is amazing that with so many people taking, recording and posting images today, that someone could be so insightful in their own recording.
Les BoothOh, Jen, your eye brings a great deal of inspiration. Do continue to record your world – a most beautiful corner of the Canadian Rockies – with your unique vision. It has a most enjoyable and interesting thread running through it. You have an endless supply of subjects and each one is made totally unique by you. Thank you. Click On!
A new print. This one talks a bit of turkey; turkey hunting that is. The spring season is just around the corner and preparations are under way. It may be a bit early to be thinking of a ‘Next Season’ already, but hey, it is inevitable. So, let’s make plans now – enjoy the process, the season and the looking forward to next year already.
A story is in progress for this print. It’s still stuck between the keys and this page. I’ll finish prying it out in a couple of days. Until then, just enjoy the print.
This print was also used to illustrate a fine article on turkey calls, written by my good friend and colleague, Dave Richey of Traverse City, MI. Read Dave’s article, Cleaning My Turkey Calls, on his main blog, Dave Richey Outdoors, and many other online locations.
If you find yourself seeing this print on your wall – and get a big hankering to own one – then send me an email. You could be one of 90 unique people on the planet. ‘Cause there will only ever be 90 giclee prints prints offered; ever.
The African elephant has been an inspiration since the first one was sighted by human eyes. Before that, unless it was another elephant the sighting most likely engendered fear. It does that well in the eyes of humans, too. We have the elevated capacity to wonder and admire beauty. The African elephant (Loxodonta africana) definitely inspires.