I go out every day with a great attitude, but sometimes mother earth does not want to cooperate, and that is ok. Thats one of the things I love about landscape photography, you can’t control the light or the elements and you really never know what you are going to get.
This particular mooring was extremely dull, there were no clouds and nothing really to get your attention. This is the part where you really have to think and really have to get creative. I sat there and thought about how I could create a good composition, so I observed the elements and what was in front of me, shortly I realized that I could get the earths energy with the sun and showdown, a touch of life with the birds, and a peaceful feeling by not having any clouds. Once I figured this out I walked away with a great photo.
Photography really is this deep and complex, its not just showing up and snapping a shot, even though sometimes we wish it was.
1/100 F22 ISO 100 14-24mm lens
The bald eagle, our national bird, is the only eagle unique to North America. When I got the chance to photograph this incredible bird I was so exited, specially since there was a baby in the nest.
I stood in the sun without any shade for 3.5 hrs waiting for the mom to return to the nest, I figured she went to get food for the baby. I was in the verge of calling it quits thinking the eagle was not coming back any time soon, but then she appeared. (I would never quit, but I was hot and my legs were getting tired)
She had some kind of rodent and killed it in the nest before feeding it to the baby, it was really cool to watch. I feel very luky and honored to have have witnesed and photographed this incredible bird.
600mm lens 1/320 F6.3 ISO 500
When I go out to photograph I never have an agenda, I usually just grab my camera and go out into the world in hopes that I see something interesting that moves me. This particular day these birds caught my eye as this lady threw seeds on the ground at this local motel to feed them.