On this supposed last day of life "as we know it".. I decided to take "one last trip" to the Skagit Valley to see what might get in front of my camera lens -- Tongue-in-cheek.
Starting very late in the day, and on the shortest daylight day of the year.. I knew I was pressing my luck on driving the 40 miles in rush hour traffic north, and getting to see anything! However, once up in the Stanwood tide-flats my son and I did get to see and photography at dusk: a couple Arctic Snowy Owls, and see some Short Eared owls hunting, along with thousands of migrating Snow Geese.. a good "last day" for me! We made the long walk back to my truck as we watched and enjoyed the sunset..., it became dark really quick!
On the drive out from the tideland area, I spotted a pair of Bald Eagles in a tall tree next to the country road. I also noticed the moon was out and in a good "potential" position. After crawling through some brush, and water hazards, I took a couple test shots, then setup my tripod! I fired off a good number of frames! ** It was so dark, and given I had my large lens on, I has to max out my ISO at 3200 to get anything in the darkness!! Now I can add a Bald Eagle to my moon lit subjects!