December 17, 2014
This week's challenge selection is right place, right time by Tom (Fishing Guy). Check out my pals for their interpretations on this theme: Fishing Guy, Katney, Imac, Lew, and Christine Anne.
I like the idea of this theme, but I might be posting something different from my headbanging mates. Initially, I was thinking along the lines of a subject cleverly placed or something randomly "lucky," but anything that I had in my archives along those lines was already used for unexpected photo result and/or forced perspective.
When taking portraits, I rarely just shoot from the hip. I try to be deliberate about "making" pictures--as opposed to "taking" pictures. That requires careful attention to the background or setting (right place) and being ready to press the shutter for a good facial expression (right time). With that in mind, I hope you enjoy this week's series. And just for fun... I'll post them in Black & White.
The header was being in the right place at the right time to see Mother Goose lead her fluffy goslings away from the nest.
|She happened to be standing between a large painting and the serving hatch. It looks like a portrait studio.|
|Baptism pics can be tricky, especially since I do not want to be a distraction.|
|The toy bounced, and this bird balanced it on its neck for a few seconds before the ball went to one side.|
|These ladies had the giggles while I was trying to make a nice publicity portrait.|
|Now this one WAS shot from the hip. I did a no-look shot at waist level while she showed off.|
|This little darling has my heart... even when she's clowning for my camera.|
|He puts up with so much from me. I love his expression!|