Some good news. I finally saw the swans yesterday. I had not seen them for several days so I was a little concerned. There were four adults and the two cygnets on the ice yesterday morning when I came by the pond. I did stop and shoot a couple of images of them (most of which were butt shots.) I’ll show those tomorrow.
I had a lunch meeting at one of our banks yesterday and so as is my custom I took my camera along for the ride. No time for images on the way over as I was running a little late (imagine that) however I arrived at the bank precisely at the designated time so no one had to wait on me. 🙂
When I’m driving and simply do not have time to stop I always see things that attract my interest and desire to capture an image. Such was the case on the way over yesterday. I finished my meeting a little early so I decided I would take the time on the drive back if a photo opportunity presented itself.
While the sun was out most of the day there were a fair amount of clouds in the sky and so it produced a softer light than there would normally have been in the early afternoon. So I was able to capture some farm scenes and even this harvest scene. There is still some corn unharvested, although most of the fields I passed yesterday were barren.
The one shot that did get away yesterday was really disappointing. I saw a machine shed that I wanted to capture an image of. Yes I know I’ve shot this old shed many times but I still enjoy shooting it again.
So I pulled off to the side of the road and was getting the camera set up. When I looked back at the building I noticed a hawk riding the wind and hunting. He was floating on the wind and remained almost motionless for several moments. So I reconfigured the camera to burst mode and set a higher ISO then rolled down the window. In the time it took for me to bring the camera to my eye he decided he didn’t want any part of posing and off he went. I was able to get 15 shots of his tail feathers. 😦
That’s it for today. I’m off tomorrow and Friday so can enjoy a 4 day weekend. 🙂 Hope you enjoy your hump day. Thanks for stopping by and be careful.