Tuesday, April 17, 2012

the pageantry of bad photos

If I was more ironic,  then, well, I'd be more ironic... or I might be content with these things because their flaws are an expression of character or something.
I wanted one of those macro shots of a magnolia petal on the ground, but well, it was windy and I was standing at the end of some stranger's driveway essentially photographing leaf litter, and well, that's always weird... I seem to have missed my shot. The cement is in focus though - I mean that little part at the top.
 Over-lit... I mean the "dirt" looks good, but then there's the other 90% of the picture.
 You would think I took this photo on Mars — based on the red glow. Nope, just my camera's aperture not agreeing with my lighting.
 This is certainly not glamorous, but it usually does the trick: natural light.
 ...except, of course, I was interrupting the construction.
...and then there's the wind. Yes, thanks, wind.
 This would have been the previous shot.
 I'm bringing back bad lighting, and 1980's Sears catalog floral bedding selection patterns...
...if I try it indoors I can make it look even worse.
It's a white card and a white envelope - no attempts at photography thus far have provided satisfactory results.
 The inane things that have nothing to do with the actual task at hand are always infinitely more entertaining - look, its lichen or moss or something!
Oh, yes, yes I did. I got a nice shot of some nice green lichen right after it rained, and it's got that macro blur on it... Of course, this isn't a picture of a greeting card, so, its not terribly useful, but at least it was a decent shot. Perhaps its time to put the camera down for a bit and wait for the answer to come to me like the solution to a mystery on House or something. Damn, I'm going to miss that show when its final season ends. And, yes, I had a little school girl crush on Chase...

I sat down and caught up on "The Big C" yesterday afternoon. Somehow since the season premiere I managed to miss an episode. It's a well performed & well written show, I recommend giving it a try.
And maybe later this week I'll muster up the ability to take some usable photos. Maybe.

Anyway, I thank you for enduring the pageantry of bad photos, I actually have a lot more, but, well, I think you get the point...


111collagedesign said...

Love it! I've recently been working on photographing my art and have a plethora of bad photos myself :) Great blog entry Abby

Bob Bushell said...

Great images, especially the "dirt".

SueAnn Lommler said...

I feel your blur...I mean...pain. I have had many bad photo days..very discouraging. It will get better.

Evethmoon Crafty Creations said...

OH wow, I am new to your site and I have to say for a second there you had me fool with those worms. I played with polymer clay before, and I could not tell they were made from that medium. Well my son is into photography, and I am into scrapping. I had fun viewing your photos, they look good to me. Hugs and God Bless!