Now for this week’s photography challenge, I have got to reuse an already discussed subject, ‘The Squirrel at the Cabrillo Lighthouse’ because I got to photograph him from every angle possible that day.
When I knew that this squirrel was gonna be around for a while, I switched to my zoom lens and sat on the ground not too close and yet not too far from the subject, so that I can get my shots and in the process not disturb the subject in their search for food too.
You tell me if it was worth it.
When I was in Fort Bragg, I decided to visit this light house called Point Cabrillo which was within the city limits. Went there by around 3.30 pm and spent a while there. According to the lady there, who was so happy to receive a visitor from India on her tour of light houses, this one has the third order Fresnel lens where as the Point Arena (which was already in my list of to-visit places) has the 1st order Fresnel lens. There was this one squirrel who was roaming the place and gave me company during my visit there. I have tons of pictures of that little friend. I did hope to catch some whales, but they had already done their visits in the morning. Around 8 pairs were spotted during the first half of the day, according to the lady at the gift shop. Not my day to catch them I guess. But as usual, felt at peace and enjoyed the nature and the cold winds before I decided to head back after 6 pm.
Please click on the pictures for a full view of the photographs.
Near the parking lot
Walk towards the lighthouse
Finally, I can see it
I love this profile picture of the light house
View of the ocean
This fellow was my companion there
“To A Squirrel At Kyle-Na-No
Come play with me;
Why should you run
Through the shaking tree
As though I’d a gun
To strike you dead?
When all I would do
Is to scratch your head
And let you go.”
― W.B. Yeats
In Chitradurga, there were tooooo many squirrels than we normal would see in other places. At least the number of monkeys that were there is understandable, but squirrels ? Caught this one after a long struggle (they don’t stand in a place for more than a second do they ?) and with my manual focus (auto focus in my 45oD isn’t working well), by the time I get it done, all I got was just the rock. And the sad part is they kept taunting me every now and then. They would come in my path and look at me and by the time I get my camera ready, they are gone. This is the only shot I have of these rodents from that place.