Let me start this post with an apology to Andreas and Joan Exner for this image of them. The fault lies completely with me and I debated a lot about not even posting it but I wanted to give some representation to the very enjoyable evening we spent with them. This image is a combination of not checking my settings, poor lighting, and several glasses of wine. 🙂
We met Joan and Andreas at L May, downtown Dubuque and had a wonderful meal and great conversation with them. They are nice people and when you put two guys who have a passion for photography together, well you get a lot of things to talk about. The food was very good as was the service. I can highly recommend this restaurant if you have not tried it.
On the way home Friday I stopped and took some images of this tree. I’ve wanted to shoot this tree for sometime but the lighting wasn’t right or there were no clouds in the sky or it was too dark. I left work 15 minutes early Friday as I had finished up my strategic planning session a little early and by the time I would have gotten back to the office it would have been quitting time anyway. So it gave me 15 minutes of extra light that I haven’t had this Winter.
Saturday Jeanne had obligations and I needed to get my driver’s license renewed. There’s an experience I could fill an entire blog about. I could write a book about customer service and why it doesn’t apply to governmental workers. They treat you like cattle moving through the system on the way to slaughter. I could make a nice living teaching them customer service.
I digress, sorry. Since I was on that side of town I decided to drive down to Bellevue. Lots and lots of eagles flying over the dam. I did take a few shots but I didn’t have the 500 mm lens with me. I don’t think it would have made a difference because like Dubuque’s lock and dam you just can’t get close enough to the water to get a decent shot.
Then I went to Green Island. I only drove one canal but it was obvious there was no wildlife present. Jeanne called and said she was home so I headed for Dubuque. I did take an image of a small chapel (posted on my 365 project) and this image of the Chestnut Mountain Resort. But there were a lot of miles traveled for not many images.
Enjoy your Sunday. Thanks for stopping by and be careful.