xoxoxoBruce Friday Nov 27 12:26 AM
November 27th, 2015: The Perfect Shot
Prize winning photographs, you know, the kind you and I never take, are commonly written off by we chewers of the sour grape, as being in the right place at the right time, in other words, luck. Some is true, but in the other 99.999% the photographer knew at least approximately what they wanted, figured out what had to be done to get it, then put the time and effort to be in the right place at the right time. Even then it's just a chance to try, not a guaranty.
Lucky bastard... hand me some of those grapes.
Griff Friday Nov 27 08:44 AM
6 years. I guess someone should comment.
glatt Friday Nov 27 10:00 AM
Reminds me of the guy who got similar pictures of bats eating bugs just above the water surface. He very carefully set up a studio shot where the bats flight paths were obstructed by branches and stuff, and they had to fly right to the spot where the camera was aimed in order to catch the bug. Took a lot of work to set up the shot but orders of magnitude less time.
Gravdigr Friday Nov 27 04:19 PM
monster Friday Nov 27 06:13 PM
pop a pearl onion in its path at the moment of impact and your kebab's all ready for the grill....
Gravdigr Saturday Nov 28 06:41 PM
monster Saturday Nov 28 06:47 PM
....of course if you secretly replace the pond water with marinade, then you'd really have a feast. No IOTD, though
Gravdigr Sunday Nov 29 04:58 PM