Be Completely Sure
Text & Photographs By Billy Brumble  © All rights reserved.

Recently, while travelling along Interstate 44, I saw a male bald eagle sitting atop a tree, not far from Billy Brumble Photography  Billy Brumble the Interstate. I stopped on the shoulder and managed to take three photographs of the majestic bird of prey (one in which he was looking right at me), before he flew off. The next morning, being anxious to have the film developed, I pressed the manual rewind button on my Minolta Maxxum 3 and heard the motor rewinding the film. I opened the camera back.... only to discover the film had not been rewound into the film canister. Fearing the worst, I took the film to a local developer and returned a couple of hours later. Well, as I feared, there were no pictures of the eagle in the tree, only of him flying away.
 
Valuable lessons learned:
 
1. Take a lot of pictures of the subject, especially if it's one of those "once in a lifetime" photographs. Film is cheap and you can always sell the pictures, if they're of a good subject.
 
2. Make sure the film is completely rewound into the canister. I now go into a totally dark room, after the film rewinds into the canister, just in case. I should note that this is the first time anything like this has happened. My developer says the film leader had a ragged edge, which may have prevented the film from completely rewinding.
 
My hope is that my misfortune will save another photographer from suffering the same fate. I'm still looking for an eagle shot, but I don't think I'll have too much trouble. I know of a few nests in central Missouri.
 

Click the author's gallery image on the top of the page to view the author's photographs.




My Outdoor Eyes Photography Blog

High Tide On The Salt Marsh On Cape Cod.

The tide was so high on the salt marsh near our home that the marsh was barely visible. All you could see was water everywhere! So pretty, don’t you think?  

Cool Shadow At Nauset Beach On Cape Cod.

I told Phil that I was going to take a walk down Nauset Beach to see if I could find the ship that was starting to come up a couple of weeks ago. (Click on blog link to see other photo.) It had gone down in a storm a long, long time ago. No one … Continue reading Cool Shadow At Nauset Beach On Cape Cod.

Black-Bellied Plover At Boat Meadow Beach On Cape Cod.

It was so cool to see this Black-bellied Plover at Boat Meadow Beach the other day. I took quite a few photographs as I couldn’t identify it then and there. When I got home I put it on my iBird PRO app and realized that it was a Black-bellied Plover in its winter coloring. I … Continue reading Black-Bellied Plover At Boat Meadow Beach On Cape Cod.


 
Photography Outdoor Adventure Outdoor Eyes Shop 7522 Radio Privacy Home

© 2000-2019 ImageNNetwork  All rights reserved.