REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Goodbye to The Creative Exchange

When I read Lisa's post and her announcement that this is the last Creative Exchange, I was sad...but I almost expected it.  These photography memes are big things!  The ones I participate in have grown so large that I find it difficult, if not impossible, to visit most posts.   I always think of the one who hosts the weekly event, knowing that there is only so much time in a week, and there is life to live, after all.    I'm happy to have been a part of Creative Exchange from the very beginning---and now the very end.   Thank you, Lisa, for all these weeks of enjoyment. I, for one, will be following your beautiful photography and wishing you the very best.

For my final Creative Exchange post, I'm sharing what has been a dream for me:  a decent photo of a Bald Eagle.  My 91-year-old mother was with me when I took this photo, and I think she was almost as thrilled as I was that the eagle was so cooperative after flying from one tree to another next to the road we were driving.  (The tree was right above the lake now gracing my blog header.)

24 comments:

Sweepy said...

Woof, a bald eagle!
But he seems to have white hairs!
And I don't think he wants any dog looking at him so I'm out of here!

Lui said...

Yes, some goodbyes are hard but only when we look back. We always miss seeing the road ahead ;-)

That eagle looks handsome! Great shot!

Zinnia said...

Great picture! Wonderful depth of the image is sharp clarity. I wish you a very nice week! Zinnia

Ellie said...

That is a stunning picture of the bald eagle. How lucky you are to get a picture of it.
I am also very sad that The Creative Exchange is closing - I have really enjoyed being part of it.

Tanya said...

beautiful! and i didn't know this was the last creative exchange....i finally joined in this week, wouldn't you know!

Ruth said...

It's a great capture indeed! That must have been an amazing feeling just witnessing the bird, and such a beautiful place :)

Lisa Gordon said...

Evelyn, this is absolutely magnificent! I have never photographed one of these, and I am not sure I would even think to take out my camera if I saw one. I would be so in awe.

Thank you so very much for your kind words. I knew this would be difficult, but I never realized just how much so, until I began making my "rounds" this morning.

Have a wonderful day, and I'll still be seeing you in "Blogland," for sure!

lisa xo

Bonnie said...

What a glorious capture! So nice that you could share such a rare event with your mother ... and now us!

TexWisGirl said...

SO beautiful! i'd be thrilled to pieces to see one, much less capture it in such a beautiful scene!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Gorgeous, Evelyn! Fantabulous background for this Eagle shot! WoW!!! Awesome!
And that header shot is Awesome, too... the scenery up there is so grand =)

I haven't been to The Creative Exchange yet today to read this news, but I'll miss TCE.

Karen said...

What a majestic bird! A terrific shot!

bailey-road.com said...

This is a gorgeous capture, Evelyn! The magnificent eagle is shown in such a beautiful, natural setting.

A Garden of Threads said...

I love crossing a photo off my bucket list. Fabulous shot.

Rosie said...

What a great shot Evelyn! So special for the last Creative Exchange! I so glad I made it today for the last round!

Candy C. said...

What a gorgeous photo! I can only imagine how thrilled you and your mother were to see this guy!!

Nancy Claeys said...

Perfect capture with the mountains in the backgroun, Evelyn. I would be thrilled!

Genie said...

I am sad, too, about the end of The Creative Exchange, but I can certain understand. You put it perfectly. I followed the first months of a baby bald eagle and its parents. The nest was across the river so the trees really blocked my views. I did get some nice shots, but nothing like this. This is one of those once in a lifetime captures. Kudos to you. genie

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Wonderful photography.

Regards and best wishes

Nancy said...

Stunning, Evelyn. What a blessing to get a chance to photograph this magnificent bird. This is National Geographic quality. Amazing. Congratulations.

Tricia said...

What a beautiful photo, Evelyn. I'll bet that was a wonderful sight. Hope you're having a good week thus far :)

Ida said...

Oh man how fantastic! I would just love to be able to see one long enough to photograph it. Stunning picture.

kkkkaty said...

This takes my breath away..it must have had the same effect on both of you!

MG Atwood said...

Evelyn from Oregon, our path's cross again! I love this shot of the eagle. I took one in our neighborhood a month or so ago, it was a thrill, but not as gorgeous as your capture! May we meet again in blogville

Connie Smiley said...

That's a gorgeous shot, one anyone would be proud of, and your header is beautiful! I'm going to miss the Creative Exchange, too.