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21 February 2010

Eagle in the Mist

A framed photo of chilling and frigid arctic air envelopes the tiny fir tree in a northern Colorado pine forest.
Winter's breath frosts the landscape outside my window in every shade of white. Snow is lightly drifting falling floating from the sky. Fog creeps slowly through the pines whispering murmuring calling me outside. I can not resist. I love the softness of the world. I bundle up in layers of soft billowy sweaters. Camera in mittenclad hands I step forth from the porch. The dogs race ahead as I wander down the little trail away from our home.

The snow crunches under my heavy boots. I pass by tiny frosted firs glimmering in contrast to the fog shrouded dark pines, and head toward the saddle, a low point on the connecting ridges. With steaming breath held I watch as a single solitary bald eagle appears out of the foggy mist like a ghost bird and silently disappears. Our mission seems accomplished. With frozen fingers and paws, we return home to our warm cabin on the hillside nestled in the tall pines.




Chilling and frigid arctic air envelopes the tiny fir tree in a northern Colorado pine forest.
Frosted Pines
Chilling and frigid arctic air envelopes the tiny frosted fir tree in a northern Colorado pine forest.
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A snowy mountain hillside shrouded in a cold fog is the home of an American bald eagle.

A framed photo of a snowy mountain hillside shrouded in a cold fog is the home of an American bald eagle.
Eagle Pines
A snowy mountain hillside shrouded in a cold fog is the home of an American bald eagle.
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A cedar sided cabin nestles in a pine forest of northern Colorado.

A framed photo of a cedar sided cabin nestles in a pine forest of northern Colorado.
Cabin in Pines
A cedar sided cabin is perched on a snowy slope and nestled in a pine forest of northern Colorado.
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15 comments:

  1. Its hard to choose... What I do notice is that I love how u compose your photo... U seem to get the picture just right... Everything is balanced... I love the angle of the hill and u manage to capture the trees following in the same pattern... The tall pine trunk color is what I love because of the contrast against the other against the other trees... The eagle balances out the picture as well as adds a cool focal pt.... Julie, u are just so dang perfect! lol

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  2. Great shots Julie. They give a special sense of season and place. If I had to choose one, I would select the first.

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  3. Chrissy, thank you so much! I appreciate the time you took to comment and your kind words.

    Bonnie, I am so happy to hear you say that my photos give you a "sense of place". I strive for that in my work.

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  4. I can smell the pine trees! I like them all but that eagle one is gorgeous.

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  5. The eagle shot is magnificent! Those moments are rare and magical, and to have captured it so completely makes for a good day, Julie. As much as I adore your photos the tale you weave was like being there with you. I could practically hear the crunch of snow under your boots in the quiet and heard the eagle's call. Lovely!

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  6. I love the combination of fog, green and snow! Great capture on the eagle!

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  7. Lovely photos. I love them all but I love the one with the eagle. It has such great atmosphere!

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  8. These photgraphs are outstanding.

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  9. You have done a exceptional job capturing the area you live around with your camera. For me, it would be hard to choose which one I like the best. I seem to be leaning towards the one with the Bald Eagle soaring over the Pine Trees. Thank you for sharing. Best Wishes to you and stay well.

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  10. Love those photos. Is that your cabin?? If I could ask a question. What program do you use to download photos to your computer and what format. I recently had a publisher request one of my photos to use in a publication but it turned out I didn't have the right size,resolution,DPI or whatever. I need to do some reading. Anything you can tell me as a quick headsup?

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  11. I am so glad you like my pics and narrative! I am really trying to stretch my writing skills and it is so nice to hear your compliments. Of course I am constantly trying to improve my photography too. Your compliments fuel my fire! Thanks!

    Joe, I've sent you a lengthy and boring email on your technical questions. LOL Hope it helps you out.

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  12. Ah, yeah, the eagle--sweet capture, friend. You're so very blessed to live in such a lovely, peaceful place. But you knew that! :)

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  13. Very nice! I've been searching for a bald eagle to take pics of around here! Nothing yet though

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