Daily Archives: February 17, 2014

true story

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True story: About an hour before sunset, I jumped into the Focus to shoot the swans at the Bay (actually, photograph the swans since it’s against the law to shoot swans out of season), pull into the parking lot where the swans hang and see four of them begging for food from a lady not 10 feet in front of me.   I took out the camera with the short zoom since I don’t need the tele and turn on the camera.  Oh, oh.  Dead battery.  Actually two dead batteries.  And the back up for my back up is sitting on the kitchen table.  Get back in the car and head for home trying not to exceed my usual five miles an hour over the speed limit, grab the D80 and drive back to the Bay, pull into the parking lot and find it completely deserted.  No lady feeding the swans.  And no swans.  So I shot the photo above as I watched the sun go down.