Wednesday, December 17, 2014

right place, right time

right place, right time

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!


imac said...

Great works of Art my friend, Love the Header but those B/W were wonderful, love the Parrot act.

Katney said...

Nice collection of fun portraits, Craver.

happyone said...

I love the one with the little girl blowing a kiss.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Fun captures Craver, nice work on the geese.

Jackie said...

I've never shot my camera from the hip....but you've given me courage.
Great job!!
I love the fur baby's eyes in the last photo. So adorable....

Lew said...

Some fun shots you got! And some are definely one time possibilities!

heritagemom said...

Love all the black-and-whites. Love the lighting on that lady's face, too. Sometimes you have to carry your camera around, position yourself, re-position, then just wait. You've got some great images here. :)

Shammickite said...

I like the one you say you shot from the hip, such a sweet face.

Betty Manousos said...

hi craver, the portraits are gorgeous!

dropping by to wish you a very merry christmas! :))

Betty Manousos said...

best wishes to you and your family!