Now that the birds have returned to Andrus Island, my quest for pictures of these incredible creatures continues. I nearly got to photograph the snow geese on the way to work this morning. An accident on Brannan Island Road had drawn three first responders to the only turn-off in full view of the flock. I drove around to Jackson Slough to gawk at the long-necks instead.
On the way home from work, I pulled into the entrance to a nearby field to snap the flocks coming to the island for the night. The turbines spanned the far horizon, perhaps a mile away. I remained in my car, but cut the engine.
Within minutes, a truck appeared on the dirt road ahead of me from inside the perimeter of the private property. The driver disembarked and hovered near my car, watching through the windshield.
As I recapped my lens and started to exit, I rolled down my window.
“Just shooting the sunset,” I told him.
“All good,” he said, though neither of us was fooled.
It’s the fifteenth day of the seventy-third month of My Year Without Complaining. Life continues.
Please note that I do not pretend to be any good at the technical aspects of picture-taking. If you want to see stellar shots, plenty of professionals and capable amateurs post their work. My current favorite is Don Wisdom.
I post my photographs so you see a fraction of the beauty in which I live, the world which draws me forward in my #journeytojoy.