Monday, January 12, 2015

Shoot One - "Snowy Owls"

Well, I am ready to kick off another Year in Review. I think there were about fifteen to twenty different opportunities to click away in 2014. Being fresh out of photo tips, I have decided to include some interesting and thought-provoking quotes as well as some trivia and end it all with a smile and a chuckle, I hope!

Since Blog Year One had a very successful give and take segment with you, my faithful blog followers, I have decided to bring back another opportunity for you to get involved.

So my first shoot for 2014 did not happen until early February. This was a banner year for snowy owls and one of the members from Hockomock Digital had a beach permit for Duxbury. I was fortunate enough to be invited along for this image:

It did take off but with a 500mm lens affixed to my tripod, it was impossible to capture it in flight. He was very graceful in his departure - so I was told!

Thought for the week. . .

Found these most interesting outlooks on life, in general.

You don't drown by falling in the water; 
you drown by staying there. 
~ Edwin Louis Cole.

N i f t y   F i f t y
Here are some interesting facts about one of our fifty states. Do you know which one and bonus points for the city and institution
in which these happened?? This state boasts of:

the first public elementary school in America 
(and, still in use).
the oldest co-educational school in the United States (and, still accepting students).
the first college established in North America 
(still in use).

Leaving you with a smile, I hope. . .

I used to eat a lot of natural foods 
until I learned that most people die of natural causes!

{C'mon, you know you smiled. . . }

1 comment:

  1. Love the quote Joe!
    I so love this photo! Snowy owl looks fantastic with the clear blue sky background! Love seeing it perched on that pole. Pole reminds me of a pier piling in our beloved Boston Harbor!
    Happy New Year Joe!