Saturday morning, we walked around Greenlake and I lugged my camera and all three lenses along in hopes of getting a photo. Started out with the 50mm lens to get more practice on my manual focus skills. Took a few photos of branches. The lake path was, as it usually is on a Saturday morning, crowded with hundreds of people walking, skating, biking around the lake.
We got to the end of our walk, back to where our car was parked and I thought: "sheesh, I didn't really get any great photos along the way." I decided to walk around the bathhouse to the lake for a quick look, ....maybe a photo would reveal itself to me there.
I looked around, shot an uninspiring photo of the lifeguard chair.
And then looked up! Holy, moly I never changed a lens so fast!!! There was an eagle surveying the crowds of people as they walked by below. So, I spent the next half hour leaning up against the lifeguard chair, holding my camera to my eye, shooting photos. I was waiting for him to take off in a spectacular burst of glory. But after a half hour (Chad says more than a half hour), I decided that I must have at least one good shot in the hundred I had taken. And I had to abandon my hope for this bird to take flight!
Get a better look at these photos on Flickr.
Perfect timing for the Shutter Sisters one word project.
I have chosen the word focus. Hope my eagle eye mojo continues!