Originally uploaded by Nikographer [Jon].
I think I had much more success at the zoo, photo-wise.
But being up at 4am Saturday, and on the road by 5am, and at the location nearly 3 hours after I woke up, seeing the sunrise was worth it. :D For some reason I was just super motivated to get there early.
This was at the river as the sun came up over the trees, there's an eagle in the fog...
There were also some action and perched eagle chances, but I when I got to looking at the images, I hoped they would have been better.
(from jpg, raw not done, could have fixed some chromatic aberation around the head, but didn't bother...)
So, I went to the zoo and had fun.
I actually often prefer the results of the jpg vs. the raw + time and (often lacking)required skills. I tried shooting in just jpg (again) for part of the day Sunday, and combined that with exposure bracketing. I think that will be my new "plan"...
I'd heard a while back that Nick Nichols ONLY shoots while bracketing each shot. And he shoots FILM! (yes he shoots digital too, but I've read mostly for camera traps.) His web site is below, he's a famous National Geographic photographer, and covered the National Zoo's Panda cub, for the article titled "Panda Inc."