Watching The Moon Rise

Three evening photographs taken across the Connecticut River.

The first as the sun set, throwing soft light on the fall trees.

Sunset Over The Fall Trees Connecticut River - Click To Enlarge
Sunset Over The Fall Trees Connecticut River – Click To Enlarge

The following two were from a vantage point about 1/2 mile further north when we realized just how full the moon was.

Fall Moon Rising Connecticut River - Click To Enlarge
Fall Moon Rising Connecticut River – Click To Enlarge
Fall Moon Rising Connecticut River - Click To Enlarge
Fall Moon Rising Connecticut River – Click To Enlarge

As it became darker a large flock of Canadian Geese flew low over the river and within minutes an adult Bald Eagle skimmed the water fishing. It can’t get an better than this!

 

A Lost Tern Fishing

Fall colors, mist rising from the river, and for good measure a Tern working the water.

Fall Fishing - Click To Enlarge
Fall Fishing – Click To Enlarge

These Terns usually do not come up the river this far. My good fortune he did.

 

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Sometimes It’s What You Don’t See

Usually when we shoot fog along the river the mist is very clearly defined. It’s what I always look for. In these images I went a little down river and found a completely different perspective.

Fog Hiding The Connecticut River - Click To Enlarge
Fog Hiding The Connecticut River – Click To Enlarge

The thick fog hid most everything except along the banks. The fall colors were clear, but not much else.

Fog Hiding The Connecticut River - Click To Enlarge
Fog Hiding The Connecticut River – Click To Enlarge
Fog Hiding The Connecticut River - Click To Enlarge
Fog Hiding The Connecticut River – Click To Enlarge

The next few times I go out to photograph river fog I think I will start down stream.

 

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Diving Gull Olympic Style

Diving Gull Olympic Style - Click To Enlarge
Diving Gull Olympic Style – Click To Enlarge

I noticed a Gull acting strange the other day. He flew a few feet up in the air, then dove straight down. I assumed he was catching fish, but I watched and realized, never a fish. Just jumping up and down.

Diving Gull Olympic Style - Click To Enlarge
Diving Gull Olympic Style – Click To Enlarge

I had a long lens and zoomed in. Well, the bird had perfect form. Every dive he positioned his legs like a high diver.

Diving Gull Olympic Style - Click To Enlarge
Diving Gull Olympic Style – Click To Enlarge
Diving Gull Olympic Style - Click To Enlarge
Diving Gull Olympic Style – Click To Enlarge

The photos here are the clearest, but he did this same position over and over. He finally stopped and floated around  looking pleased with himself.

Now, the next time I see a gull diving I need to catch the action again. I never paid attention but I bet they all do it.

 

Connecticut River AM – PM

Today started on the river. A foggy morning.

Fall Morning Connecticut River - Click To Enlarge
Fall Morning Connecticut River – Click To Enlarge

Today ended on the river. A really big moon and Bald Eagle.

Fall Night Connecticut River - Click To Enlarge
Fall Night Connecticut River – Click To Enlarge

The eagle is there, but there was no way to get a close shot.

The rest of the day was spent around the river banks also. A quick review of the images tells me it will take time to pick the next photos to process.

 

Old Grist Mill Dam Falls In Autumn

Here are a series of shots from the bottom of the old mill dam falls. There were only a few places to stand for a good angle.

Old Grist Mill Dam Falls In Autumn - Click To Enlarge
Old Grist Mill Dam Falls In Autumn – Click To Enlarge
Old Grist Mill Dam Falls In Autumn - Click To Enlarge
Old Grist Mill Dam Falls In Autumn – Click To Enlarge

I did slow down the speed in a few photos to change the water flow. Everything was hand held, no tripod, so I was limited in how slow I could go.

Old Grist Mill Dam Falls In Autumn - Click To Enlarge
Old Grist Mill Dam Falls In Autumn – Click To Enlarge

Once the ice starts I may go back for a different point of view. But not like last winter when I photographed this in zero degrees. Bad photos, bad idea.

 

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