The Greatest Generation
Ask anyone that is a member of the Greatest Generation and they will tell you that things were different back then. Life was simpler, but not easier. There were no iPhones, no microwaves and very few televisions. It was an era when people pulled together for the greater good of the country. They sacrificed, worked hard and fought bravely. They set the standard for what it meant to be an American.
I ran across this rooster at the Children's Zoo. Though he had free run of the place, he had his "boardwalk" along top a fence that he would pace back and force. Anyone that got too close, he would stop and give you that "you better move on; nothing of interest here" look. He was pretty convincing, because everyone gave him his space.
There was this one photographer that wouldn't leave him alone though. He managed to escape before things got nasty.
Sunrise Under the Pier
I love and hate sunrises; photographing them that is. I can get up with the early birds to go to work, but if I have a vacation day, I like to sleep in. But do that and I will miss the sunrise.
I actually got up early most mornings of my last vacation and shot the sunrise, each morning from a different location. This spot by the Pensacola Beach Fishing Pier was one of my favorites. It was loud, since the surf was rough, but quiet at the same time. Though the sound of the waves are always constant, they are relaxing, and you soon forget to listen for anything else. It’s just you, the surf and a rising sun.
I’m going to have to get up early more often.