I recently purchased some photos from an auction site.
In this particular find, the back of the photo reads, “Some of the Fellows”.
Unfortunately, I do not have any more information. I am assuming, the group was in the military at the time of the photo. I cannot tell which branch. If someone can distinguish the uniforms, I would like to know the branch.
Did you know today, January 10th is National Save the Eagles Day? I could not imagine life without these majestic birds to photograph in the wild. I could photograph Eagles all day long. They are beautiful to watch even when they are munching on their latest carcass.
The Bald Eagle and the Golden Eagle are the only two found here in the USA. I applaud all conservation efforts to save the Eagles all around the world.
The photo does not have any identifying marks of the people. But there is a stamp on the back from the processing service, Brown Photo Service, Minneapolis, Minn. Then, under the stamp is the date, November 19, 1942.
Yes, the photo could be straightened. But I did not want to lose the car in the background. Does anyone know the type of car? I am horrible with old car names.
The photo reminded me of my grandfather who hunted a lot. He always seemed to have a cigarette in his mouth too.
I love to photograph Eagles. To me, the high-flying bird is a wonder to watch. This Eagle seemed to sit perfectly still watching over the Maple River. I am sure he could see every little creature moving as he looked for his next meal.
I know the photo is not the best. He or She (I cannot tell the difference) was actually faraway. The picture is cropped to enhance the image.
When I was a teenager, my best friend died of cancer. He always said, if reincarnation existed, he would come back as an Eagle. Needless to say, every time I spot an Eagle, I think of him.
This image is a digitalized copy of an old slide. The original photographer left some data on the back.
Written in pencil:
Two freighters heading into Lake St. Clair
SK (I am not sure what these markings mean. I am assuming it was a way for the photographer to determine the batch of photos.)
Of course, I would love more information on this photo. Are the children with the photographer? Were they just spending a day on the shore? Where was the freighters heading? Was this a normal day for the ships?
I am never satisfied. I want to know the whole story.
Ok…I am not bird a expert. I am just guessing. But, when the Egrets and other water birds begin to gather, I know summer is coming to an end. Hard to believe right now, the temperatures are still in the 90-degree range with high humidity. Yet, from my photo adventures, I can tell you colder weather is just around the corner.
I snapped this photo over by the dikes, yes, that is a local term. I know there is a formal name for the protected wetland area. I just cannot remember. (I keep telling myself to photograph the sign, but I get distracted by the wildlife).