|All Parking Spaces Were Full|
Monday, January 31, 2011
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Monday, January 24, 2011
|Light My Fire|
Sunday, January 23, 2011
There was no way I could choose just one so I have put a few over on my Flickr account - http://www.flickr.com/photos/rallenhill/sets/72157625759564517/. Enjoy the ones here, but take a minute to visit the other site.
I went to the "Eagle Weekend" in Keokuk, Iowa last weekend - evidently the Eagles didn't know it was Eagle Weekend because they have all been hanging out in Burlington.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
|1.9 Seconds - In or Bounce?|
|Swish - End of Game 1.6 Seconds|
I arrived in Burlington earlier this afternoon and stopped by the Mississippi to see if there were any eagles - and there were, swooping and fishing and I did get some excellent photos. So, why you might ask is my picture of the day of a basketball game? Look at the first photo - look at the second. Mediapolis won at the buzzer.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
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Saturday, January 15, 2011
That being said... I shot about 300 photographs today - haven't gone through them all yet, but it appears that I perhaps have 4 or 5 that might be "ok" - nothing that screams "Wow!"
We arrived at the train station in Fort Madison, Iowa (Helen, her sister, and their mother are riding a train to California) before the lobby was open so we drove around Fort Madison for a bit. I stopped to take this guy's picture but he wasn't about to take flight. It's a game of patience and my bladder gave in before he took off.
Everyone is safely on the train and riding the rails towards California - and I'm in Keokuk, Iowa for Eagle Appreciation Days. Stay tuned - there will be more Eagle pictures!!
Thursday, January 13, 2011
|The Head Squirrel|
About a month ago they lost a member of their gang - "tail-less" - he challenged a car one too many times and was squished. I scurried back into the house in the event they had revenge in mind...
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
It just looked weird so I went out and took a photo.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
I darned near missed the sun going down so I stuck my head (and camera) outside and took this photograph. Kinda cool - I'll try it some other lights and see what I get.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
Oh no - hope that doesn't mean we're losing our marbles?!? Ok - that's pretty bad, but it's early morning.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
Sunday, January 2, 2011
I was about to call it quits when I decided to drive down by the Cedar River for one last look for a photograph. Then an Eagle flew by... Yes, an Eagle. I gave chase and found him and a buddy sitting in a tree next to the river. I took some photos and then sat there waiting for them to take flight. They didn't - they seemed content to sit. I imagine they took off as soon as I left and I went straight to Dick's Sporting Goods to buy better gloves!!
A good start to 2011...
|Content To Sit|
Saturday, January 1, 2011
For 2011 my photographic goals are:
- ...to shoot more and improved Eagle Photos. In January I'm off to Keokuk, Iowa for Eagle Days and will hopefully get some action photos of Eagles.
- ...I'm also going to take more people "Faces" photographs. While I love birds, bees, bushes, berries and squirrels - I would like to capture more faces.
- ...I plan to experiment with light - more light, less light and shadows.
- ...to remember to try and show you the world in a way that you have not seen before.
- ...to also remember that you are in the photograph with me.