Quite some time ago, I signed up for this. They send me an email a month where I can see four of the pictures I shot exactly one year ago. I got one this morning and this picture was one of them.
This is a picture I remember taking, and the circumstances around it. What amazes me is that already a whole year has gone by! When we were kids, and talked about «one year» it felt like an eternity, but now they go by in a snap. Our perception of time has certainly altered.
We’d been down to Calais, ME and done some shopping. On our way back, on the highway somewhere near Musquash, I saw something coming towards us … flying … low! I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw it was a bald eagle!
At first he sat down on the snow bank beside the road, but when I opened the car door, he moved over a little to a tree. Still within ‘shooting distance’, so I got this. I was almost in disbelief, and I’ll never forget the feeling of standing there looking at him and he looked at me — it was love!
I was so excited and could hardly wait to get home and bring up the pictures on the computer. Imagine, in the «old times» (before digital cameras), I would have to had waited to 1. finish the roll 2. having it developed. The instantaneousness is one of the things I love about digital cameras.