Transitions in Flight from Samuel Gause on Vimeo.

Eight years ago, Marvin Chapman's wife of 36 years, Sandra Chapman, died in a car crash. For a while after her passing, he did not feel like doing anything. He sat in his home doing nothing with Sandra always on his mind. The depression culminated in a severe panic attack that put him in the hospital. With his daughters help, he knew things had to change. One day, he took a drive out to Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area and he fell in love with the place. He started noticing the thousands of birds that inhabit the area and began watching and documenting them. Chapman now goes out to Eagle Bluffs multiple times a week whenever he wants. The activity has become a way of coping with the loss.