Besides being Mrs. Spadoman's birthday today, it is also Shadow Shot Sunday, or SSS as it is so nicknamed here and there. I'm not making any commitments about doing this every Sunday for the rest of the millennium, (or rest of my life, whichever comes first), but I'm doing it today, as I did last week. It's a fun Meme, and it originates from a blog named Hey Harriet that hails from Australia. Queensland somewhere. For the actual rules and guidelines for Shadow Shot Sunday, please go HERE.
This shadow shot was taken two years ago when I lived along the South shore of the Great Lake Superior in a small two room shack we called The Cabinette. It was right outside our window, this Eagle, and I scrambled for the camera and took some shots before it flew away. We oftentimes have seen Eagles in the trees along the shore, and out place was right on the shore. It wasn't very often that we got any camera shots as the comings and goings of these magnificent birds were never predictable.
I wish I could tell you the set up that I used on the camera or that I did some fancy framing and aiming and orchestrated this shot in any way shape or form. All I remember is twisting my body around trying to get the camera to point up at a sharp angle from the window while crawling over the sofa and end table without knocking over the lamp or dumping the pile of books that was there, all the while making sure I didn't move too quickly or make any loud noises to chase away the visitor.
It was an immature Bald Eagle, still brownish in color, not yet grown into the black bodied older one with the white tail and head. The sky was gray. I did not shoot this in black and white. I miss living there at The Cabinette. We had to move away, but I visit the lakeshore often, even though it is 175 miles away from my current abode. By the way, Mrs. Spadoman's birthday keeps me quite busy. We celebrate the eve of the event, and the lead in and out time of one week before and at least a week after. Lucky I have time to post at all!
Peace to all