Eagle Scouts


Walking on the beach in Oregon I saw these two eagles off in the distance and as I snuck closer I took a series of pictures. This last picture was as close as I could get before they got skittish and flew off.

The funny thing was, as I was walking towards them there were only two other people on the beach, an older father with adult son. They too were walking my direction and taking pictures of the scenery and each other with their cell phone. Once the eagles flew away I walked towards them to say hi and asked if they had gotten a good picture of the eagles as well. They had no idea they had been there and were sorry they had missed them.

It amazes me how often we can pass right by something of great beauty and not even notice it. Amazing and awesome things are all around us, you don't even need to slow down to see them, just focus beyond the ten feet in front of you.

Here these two guys were taking pictures with two Bald Eagles perched right in front of them in full view with a fantastic surrounding and they completely missed the opportunity. I know I have too, people have told me after the fact.

Live your busy life, do your thing, just lift your eyes and take notice once in a while. You've been missing some pretty awesome stuff. And come to my site once in a while and I'll show you what I've noticed too, that's why I'm here.

Antelope By A Windmill


Yet another trip to capture the buffalo in the snow image. No capturable buffalo on this trip but lots of antelope. Even though it's easy to see these creatures an hour or two away they are a bit skiddish and don't like to stand there and wait as you get out of your car and set up your camera gear. I had to quickly take this photo out the window. I liked this image more for the windmill in the background than anything. Hopefully it detracts from the ugly fence and not-so-good lighting. Out of all the antelope I saw that day, these three were the most cooperative. I suspect they've had their picture taken before.