I decided to spend New Year's Day right and drove up to my sacred spot to spend the afternoon. Like many sacred spots across the country, they are being increasingly invaded by humans due to the covid bug.
I get it, I don't own the land and we all have to share. But I have had SJWA and my own valley pretty much to myself for the last thirty years and this is apparently the year that people decided they needed to be outdoors.
The preserve reminded me of Yellowstone yesterday with all the cars. Crazy. Anyhow there wasn't much I could do so I decided to put my tripod up and see what flew through my frame. The loop is closed due to mud from the recent rainstorm so we were all pretty much packed together.
So I waited and waited, for over an hour and nothing happened. It never moved. "You win," I finally said. Would be one of those days.
Still hard to bum out in a place so magnificent. Not like I didn't nail great falcon pictures last week, all humility aside.
It was really a gorgeous day. San Gorgonio and Mt. Baldy glistened in the background as a result of the recent snowfall. I got another crack at the male, this time at a better shutter speed. I think they are very beautiful.
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