Conditions at the lock and dam were so perfect yesterday that I had to go back a second day in a row. Despite the perfect conditions the action was down. I didn't get any really good fishing shots but I do like this shot of a juvenile making his turn. We need a week or two of really cold weather to consolidate the birds again and I think we're going to get it.
There are more eagles coming to Lock and Dam 14 but they weren't very active today. I was there for two hours and only saw one eagle take a fish. (photo below) They fly into the wind when they fish and since the wind was in my face it not only meant that I was cold but also that the eagle was flying away from me when he grabbed it.
Tomorrow is Nicole's birthday. She's a big fan of receiving flowers at work but she doesn't work tomorrow. I had to send them a day early. My original plan was to get a photo of her with the flowers but she ended up having to work late and she came home very tired. I decided not to ask her to pose with them.
I will definitely not be doing a 365 project in 2014. The daily grind of it leads to too many shots like this. I'm thinking I might try a photo per week project because I do like the schedule of it, I just can't handle 365. This house looks great as you drive by. If I had arrived a little after sunset when there is still a little light in the sky I could make a really nice image of this house. But instead, I stopped in total darkness and snapped a cell phone pic out of my car window.