We have a pretty solid layer of ice already this morning and freezing rain in our part of the world.
I have three images for you today that I captured Saturday afternoon around 4:00 p.m. getting close to sunset. I love the soft yellow light of the late afternoon sun.
I have never ice fished and do not plan to do so. It would be my luck to fall through the ice and drown with all that heavy protective clothing on. So I’ll leave the ice fishing to the more hardy souls who truly enjoy the sport.
We had to make a U-turn when I saw this old pickup sitting near a field. It was cold and I didn’t want to venture on private property so I didn’t spend as much time with this old guy as I would have liked to.
That’s all I have for today. Nothing rambling around in my mind so I’ll say thanks for stopping by the blog. Enjoy your day, watch the ice, and be careful.
Happy Monday! Well as happy as it can be when the only two teams I was rooting for in the playoffs got beat. Kansas City was beaten by the Colts and Green Bay was also defeated by the 49ers. I don’t have much interest now in the remaining games.
I have three completely unrelated images for you today. All of them are from my Saturday photo outing but they have little in common. The image above was shot on the Iowa side of Lock and Dam 10. I was trying to capture some images of eagles fishing near the dam when I heard a noise behind me. This young lady ran past me slugging through the snow and ice. As she was joined by her dog I thought I would capture an image of her running near the river.
This image was taken on the Wisconsin side of the dam. I was frozen solid after shooting images of eagles for two hours and as I was walking back to my car I saw these two fishermen headed to their truck. I don’t think they had much luck because some of the conversation I over heard from others on the ice indicated that the fish were not biting this day.
I felt like both of these images lent themselves to black and white.
Angie brought the kids over Saturday afternoon for a short visit. Gabby was not in the mood to be photographed but Joshua gave me some good poses. One of the many lessons I have taken in photography is about getting close to your subject. In fact Jay Maisel says that when you think you’re close enough get just a little bit closer. I like this serious look from Josh.
That’s it for today. I have more eagle pictures to share with you later this week. Thanks to all who commented about loving eagles and some of my shots. I could watch them for hours. Half the fun, for me anyway, is watching their interaction with each other and the skirmishes they have. It’s all good stuff.
So that’s it for today. Record cold temperatures and wind chills. Stay safe, bundle up and be careful. Thanks as always for stopping by.