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When Cameras ATTACK

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Offline RichardM

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« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2006, 10:20:37 PM »
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Anyone want to guess?

Well, I can tell it's a windmill, but I have no clue what you were thinking. :)

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« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2006, 10:27:11 PM »
Always make sure nobody is about to walk into the frame, especially when it's the first decent photo op during your daughter's first Easter Egg Hunt.  It was a complete madhouse with kids running everywhere followed by parents with camcorders and cameras.  All shots prior to this one had Jennifer moving away from me.  I finally gave up trying to follow and keep up and found a safe spot off to the side.  Zoomed in for a great shot of Jennifer with a big smile on her face and got some random people walking by.
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« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2006, 10:38:22 PM »
Always try to keep all subjects centered in the frame.

My wife gets credit for these (and about another dozen or so just like them) while shooting some shots for a Christmas card in 2004.
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« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2006, 10:55:25 PM »
From our Bryce/Zion/GrandCanyon trip a few years back.  Make sure you have the camera strap secured when it's windy, lest it make its way into the frame.



And a bit of marital advice:  Don't try to make your wife go on a hike late in the day when she's cranky and worried that it might get dark before we get back lest she flip you off just as you snap the picture.
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« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2006, 10:58:56 PM »
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WTF was I thinking?  Anyone want to guess?


HTF should I know :)

However, it IS a windmill, an Aermotor to be specific. It was either taken at night with a full moon or is a seriously underexposed mid-afternoon view of the sun through the blades.

You took it, like we all do, because it seemed to be the thing to do at the time!

If you list this on eBay as a framed print, somebody will pay you for it as it is so artsy. They will pay you more if you devise a catchy title that hints at mysticism and the Santa Fe fakes will fall all over themselves bidding on it.
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« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2006, 11:01:28 PM »
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And a bit of marital advice:  Don't try to make your wife go on a hike late in the day when she's cranky and worried that it might get dark before we get back lest she flip you off just as you snap the picture.


Ah, wedded bliss. Surely, it was a loving flip off.
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« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2006, 11:15:47 PM »
Hey Richard, what are those tall, green things behind your flippin' wife? :roll:

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« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2006, 08:10:20 AM »
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Quote from: "Roy"
WTF was I thinking?  Anyone want to guess?


HTF should I know :)

However, it IS a windmill, an Aermotor to be specific. It was either taken at night with a full moon or is a seriously underexposed mid-afternoon view of the sun through the blades.

You took it, like we all do, because it seemed to be the thing to do at the time!

If you list this on eBay as a framed print, somebody will pay you for it as it is so artsy. They will pay you more if you devise a catchy title that hints at mysticism and the Santa Fe fakes will fall all over themselves bidding on it.


You got it.  Taken at BB Motor Inn.  Full moon rising behind the windmill.  If I could have gotten the surface features on the moon to show, I probably could've sold it.

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« Reply #23 on: July 22, 2006, 10:08:14 PM »
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Hey Richard, what are those tall, green things behind your flippin' wife? :roll:

Those would be trees.  Lots of them.  That's on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon at the start of the Uncle Jim Trail.

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« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2006, 07:50:24 AM »
This is what happens when you don't know what happened.  The Chisos Mountains haven't had a new entity for some time now, so I'm taking the liberty of adding Red Mountain.
 

This next one was on the same roll.  Probably a new kind of slug or a controlled fire in the Bend.
 

This last one(same roll) I like the best because of its simplicity and lack of pretention(I don't even know what I just said).  I'm calling it Black, Red and White.  I was going to call it White, Red and Black, but I think most people work it from the bottom to the top.
 
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« Reply #25 on: July 24, 2006, 10:40:52 AM »
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This is what happens when you don't know what happened.

This next one was on the same roll.  Probably a new kind of slug or a controlled fire in the Bend.

 

The Center for Paranormal Studies could obviously use these as proof of something.
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« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2006, 10:58:26 AM »
I fear that the wonder that is "The Bad Photo" will one day be lost due to the advent of the digital camera.

I hope we never lose this fine art form.

Photos of my shoes because the camera went off as I was walking over to take a picture or photos of my big eye as I was looking into the lens to see what was wrong...these little slices of life are in jeopardy of being lost forever.
"You may all go to work and I will go to Big Bend" - If Davy Crockett were alive today.

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« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2006, 11:06:01 AM »
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I fear that the wonder that is "The Bad Photo" will one day be lost due to the advent of the digital camera.

these little slices of life are in jeopardy of being lost forever.


It just takes discipline to not hit the delete button. It really isn't any different than not throwing out the print or transparency that fails to measure up. Of course, when you ran out of film you had what you had;  there was no reverse gear. When the memory card fills up there is an undeniable tendency to delete stuff.
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« Reply #28 on: July 24, 2006, 12:11:32 PM »
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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 think I recognize that person, but don't remember where the photo was shot at.

I have this habit of deleting bad shots, burrying my mistakes.  It's the great thing of the digital world.   I did get a great new camera for this most recent adventure to BIBE.  Olympus SP-500UZ 6.0mgpixel.  Couldn't resist.  It was on sale and had extensively used one at my former employers.  Has more bells and whistles than I will never know what to do with, but also has this outstanding feature of the "scene" mode where you select from xyz # of scenes and it figures everything out automagically - portrait, landscape, fireworks, sunset, snow, beach, indoor, etc.

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« Reply #29 on: July 24, 2006, 01:31:07 PM »
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It just takes discipline to not hit the delete button. It really isn't any different than not throwing out the print or transparency that fails to measure up. Of course, when you ran out of film you had what you had;  there was no reverse gear. When the memory card fills up there is an undeniable tendency to delete stuff.


yes, you are correct sir....but, with 6mb + per pic, I can't afford not to!

 


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