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A few weeks ago, the news shared a story about the roosting eagles. About two hours east of Portland, OR is The Dalles Dam. It was built in 1952 over the Celilo Falls. (And it in itself is quite a story).
After 9/11, The Dalles Dam placed restrictions where people were allowed. Over the years, part of the dam and park has become a safe haven for eagles. They arrive in December and stay until mid-February. At that time, they return to Alaska and all places north. Eagles like to stretch their wings to dry out. I found this humorous.
Since school wasn’t in session yesterday, it made for the perfect time to go and search for eagles. The first outcropping wasn’t close enough for my camera setup. So I ventured down a ravine and over to get closer.
For me, there’s a surrender to photography. I need to follow intuition and just shoot. Last night, as I looked at my photos, I gasped at a few. They were grace moments in the day.