It’s been a while since we returned but it’s also been a very busy month! I did want to write about our Bald Eagle Trip with 4 participants that braved the cold in search of stellar Bald Eagle imagery. Don’t let the image below fool you, I did spend lots and lots of time working with each participant. I just can’t resist being a 10 year old when I can! I could not, however, get anyone else to join me. =)
The long drive put us at one of my favorite spots on the Mississippi River in time for evening light on Friday. While there weren’t as many Eagles as I’d hoped, they were active and the lighting was amazing! All participants were in awe at the wonder in front of them and many of them stated that even if that was all they got all weekend, they were thrilled!
We spent as much time outside shooting as possible but the evenings also proved to be very beneficial for some as we talked about ways to improve exposure on the tough subjects as well as some quick lessons in Photoshop. Saturday was full of harsh light which was good for teaching how to deal with tough situations such as that. Our long time spent in the field all day paid off, however, as Saturday evening brought amazing lighting yet again as well as active birds. As Dad says, I lead a charmed life! He’s right, life is good! The trip was quick but fun and all participants went home with some stellar stuff!
Stay tuned for future trips. The Magee Marsh trip is full but I’m in the midst of planning my late summer and fall trips right now.