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When Cameras ATTACK

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Offline jeffblaylock

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« on: July 21, 2006, 12:04:01 AM »
In this thread, the esteemed RichardM suggested, tongue-in-cheek no doubt, that we start a Bad Picture thread.

If you're wearing those 3-D goggles they handed out at the drive-in, you might see a deer munching on vegetation along the Lost Mine Trail.



Badly composed, hopelessly out of focus, and on the wrong white balance setting -- not even the mighty Photoshop can save this wretched shot.

Alright Benders, let's see some of your wastes of perfectly good film/digital media storage.
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2006, 12:32:02 AM »
Quote from: "jeffblaylock"
Alright Benders, let's see some of your wastes of perfectly good film/digital media storage.


Well, I really hate to have to admit and show this but.....

This is what happens in a dark closet on a moonless night when the lens cap is left on and the flash fails to fire.

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Wendell (Garret Dillahunt): It's a mess, ain't it, sheriff?
Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones): If it ain't, it'll do till the mess gets here.
--No Country for Old Men (2007)

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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2006, 07:43:47 AM »
Although Presidio's pic is the piece de resistance :roll: .....here's a fine example of what holding one's hand over the camera to block the sun can do!


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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2006, 08:37:32 AM »
...and always try to keep the horizon level in the frame.


Actually, this is what happens when your Dad hits the shutter release button instead of the Off button.  I've got a lot worse at home, but I'd have to dig them up.

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« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2006, 08:42:11 AM »
How about shooting directly into the setting sun with a 1 megapixel camcorder?
« Last Edit: May 01, 2008, 10:46:23 AM by RichardM »

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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2006, 08:59:50 AM »
Quote from: chisos_muse
Although Presidio's pic is the piece de resistance :roll: .....here's a fine example of what holding one's hand over the camera to block the sun can do!
I took about a dozen of those types last November.  Some I was able to crop and salvage something, others were toast.
« Last Edit: May 01, 2008, 10:50:16 AM by RichardM »

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Offline bdann

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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2006, 09:10:20 AM »
RGV sunset gone wrong:

WATER, It does a body good.

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Offline Casa Grande

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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2006, 09:40:05 AM »
what a great thread.....but, unfortunately, I don't have any..... :lol:

of course, I have some! I usually delete them, but I'm sure I'll find a couple hundred laying around on my harddrive.....

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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2006, 09:42:03 AM »
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what a great thread.....but, unfortunately, I don't have any..... :lol:

of course, I have some! I usually delete them, but I'm sure I'll find a couple hundred laying around on my harddrive.....

C'mon Dave!  Show us that bear!

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« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2006, 09:48:40 AM »
This could lead to a new show called "Cameras Gone Wild" or "Cameras Behaving Badly":D

I must report that I have some to add...will post them when I get home this evening!


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« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2006, 09:52:33 AM »
Quote from: "RichardM"
Quote from: "David Locke"
what a great thread.....but, unfortunately, I don't have any..... :lol:

of course, I have some! I usually delete them, but I'm sure I'll find a couple hundred laying around on my harddrive.....

C'mon Dave!  Show us that bear!


So what the hell is this?



Eureka!  It's the famous bear sighting at Boot Spring!
As you can clearly see, this 4-5 foot high beast lumbered across the trail and into the trees.......I think I'll submit it to national geographic.

I'll give you something for free if you can figure out where it's at (hint: I don't even know)

She was staring at us next to the tree in the middle for ages.....it seems

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« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2006, 10:29:41 AM »
Quote from: "David Locke"
Eureka!  It's the famous bear sighting at Boot Spring!
As you can clearly see, this 4-5 foot high beast lumbered across the trail and into the trees.......I think I'll submit it to national geographic.

I'll give you something for free if you can figure out where it's at (hint: I don't even know)

She was staring at us next to the tree in the middle for ages.....it seems

I'm gonna go with the blob on the right.  The one in the middle looks more like Bigfoot.

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« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2006, 10:36:13 AM »
lol...yeah, i thought that looked like bigfoot as well, but neither are anything but trees.....i don't know....if anything, it would be behind the trees to the right of the tree in the middle, as that's where she was heading after she starred us down.

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« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2006, 12:38:08 PM »

This is what happens when you get careless. I was up on the South Rim when I happened upon a mountain lion and a black bear in a fight to the death over a three-legged deer. I positioned myself at the edge of the Rim, anticipating that the combatants would fall off.  Well, sure enough, that's exactly what happened.  I took the shot, but didn't hear the shutter release.  Then I realised that on the prior shot of an agave, I used the 10 second timer and failed to return the shutter to instant release.  Oh well. Hopefully that wont happen again.  I didn't think this incident was interesting enough to put in my trip report.
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« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2006, 10:11:13 PM »
Then there's my favorite category;  WTF was I thinking?  This category has increased enormously because of digital cameras;  I'd never have tried this with film because of the cost.  I shot 10 frames of this thing trying to get what I wanted.

Anyone want to guess?


 


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