There seems to be a pretty high learning curve from my old camera to my new. Some of my more interesting bloopers are listed. Out of 900 pictures I am down to 300 I am still looking over to give you an idea. I will be showing some I really like. Nailed them I think but for now, the interesting bad shots.
Nice underwater hippo shot, but who is that lady walking through my background?
Just too much going on in this shot with the moving monkey's and waterfall. My shutter didn't know what to focus on and obviously got no help from me. Would have been a cool shot too. sigh.
In the midst of all that glare is a really cute otter which was cutely begging for treats. A good photographer would have known how to prevent that. Actually this amateur did get a shot or 2 that turned out I will be showing later, but that was pure luck and 300 shots later, LOL.
My first class talked about how to stop a shot for action shots. Obviously I was still trying to figure out how to turn my camera on during that part.
Again.... I wanted a picture of this hammer head shark really bad. I took 200 shots and never did get a good one. Thank goodness for National Geographic or I might never know what one looks like.
Another failed attempt
Now, this next shot is not smoke drifting through a non-smoking bar. It is actually a school of fish. Would you have even guessed that if I hadn't told you?
Mystery photo. See the ghost in this one wearing funky glasses. Just weird.
Shooting through glass is difficult. You get so much more then you bargained for. Is the ghost looking for her glasses?
My poor shutter doesn't know what to focus on. Bird, drops of water, birds, drops of water. Now I ask you. Is that not the best water drops you ever saw! Look how sharp....you can almost count them. If only those darn birds hadn't been standing in the background.
A pretty bird still looks best in a branch outside of netted area. Just not really worth the shot. Now there is a way to shoot that shot so the netting goes away and you just get the bird. I haven't taken that class though.
Here is another example of making sure your focusing on what you want to shoot. Did I want the leaves or the great shot I missed of the bobcat yawning. And once again behind the fencing.
So these are my bloopers. I kept these as there are things about these I can learn from.....I hope. Next I will be showing some shots that did turn out. My $80.00 wasn't completely wasted.
This is my dad. I took this shot on a grey, drizzly July afternoon in Montreal. I had taken him to a couple of cemeteries so he could show me where various members of our family were buried. True to form, I toted my camera along and tried to remember the experience through my lens. Barely two months after this was taken, we lost him, leaving me with a stack of disconnected pixels on a hard drive and more questions than answers. I often look at my pictures from this day and wonder whether or not he knew, or sensed, that his life was drawing to a close. They somewhat haunt me, but I still feel compelled to take the occasional look. Today would have been his and my mom's 56th wedding anniversary. Days like this make me wonder what might have been if the universe zigged and did not zag, and remind me why we should be thankful for having had whatever time we were given. #Montreal #Arthur #Levy #zl #family #everything
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