Happy Thursday. Back to the archives today for an image I shot on February 22, 2013. I was coming back from Cedar Rapids and have often thought about shooting this scene but never got around to it. It was a cloudy, gray, overcast day and so I stopped on the way back to Maquoketa and shot a few images. I used a 3 shot bracket because of the lighting conditions and I don’t remember now why I didn’t use this image before.
I did give it a bit of an HDR look and some folks don’t like that I know. Sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t but in this particular case I do.
One thing that makes this day stand out for me is it was the day that my new Nikon D4 arrived. In fact it came about 15 minutes before I needed to leave for my meeting in Cedar Rapids. I just remember how hard it was to leave that box on my desk and get on the road.
Just a quick story about yesterday. I hate to admit it but I haven’t been very good at attending Rotary. My boss asked me if I was going to Rotary and I didn’t have a reason to say no so I rode with him and attended. It felt pretty good to be there. During the meal one of my friends from Rotary and the owner of KMAQ Radio in Maquoketa asked me if there was anything new on my blog. Another friend said, “Yes you should see his ‘drone’.” Well that got everyone’s attention so I gave a brief description of the Phantom flying camera and then one of my other Rotary friends said, “I am responsible for the program next week, how about doing a program on your drone for that meeting?”
What could I say, I love to talk about photography, gizmos, and geeky stuff so I said sure. Now I have to do some flying this weekend and shoot some video and still images so I have something for my presentation. 🙂
I also want to see if the eagles are flying and fishing this weekend.
That’s it for today. It won’t be much longer before there is enough light after 5:00 p.m. for me to start shooting again. I hope you enjoy your day. Thanks for stopping by the blog and be careful.