This image is not going to win any wild life contests nor is it a good image by any stretch. What it does accomplish is to show you the progress of the young Cygnets. They were pretty much hunkered down in the tall grass of one of the remaining islands that still has water around it. The Mother was not far from the little ones and the Father was keeping close watch on me. It was very HOT around 6:00 p.m. when this image was taken so I didn’t stay around too long. I could tell that the parents were concerned about my presence so I hastened my shooting and then left.
Jeanne had an engagement this evening so I took a change of clothes with me. My intent was to change after work and then shoot some images around Maquoketa that I have wanted to capture for some time. There is an old feed mill in the downtown area that has some unique structural features I wanted to capture. Of course upon exiting my car my lens and viewfinder fogged up. It took several minutes to clean them up so I could get some images.
By the time I walked around the building once I was sweating bullets. Did I mention it was HOT?
A couple of my friends inquired as to why I haven’t posted a blog in the last couple of days. One because of a lack of images and two because by the time I get home I just seem to want to veg. I have 4 “must do” projects on my desk right now and I just don’t have the energy by the time we finish dinner to even start them.
I also did something this evening I didn’t think I would ever do. In fact I said I would never do it. I agreed to shoot a wedding! I know, what am I thinking? But the lady who is getting married is a very nice person and she wants to keep it very simple. Yes there is still a lot of pressure to do it right and produce quality images but I’m not as worried as if it were a full-blown wedding shoot with reception and the whole enchilada.
It’s going to happen in a couple of weeks so I’ll keep you posted on the process. Thanks for checking in on my ramblings. I’ll get back on a regular schedule hopefully. Enjoy your day, be careful and keep hydrated.