Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Feelin' Crabby

This photo I dug out of an old favorites folder from sometime in 2007. Today was one of those days when I went halfway around the island with 2 cameras and a tripod in the back seat of the car and never took a picture ! Sometimes it's a good idea to let the cameras have a day off, especially when a picture just doesn't jump out at you.

Usually, even when the light isn't just right, I come up with a way to compose the shot I want. I'll figure out a way to work with the light that's available and make that wild critter come to life on my memory card, without tweaking it with some, "Plastic after-the-fact- editing Program".

If I'm lazy, like I was when I shot this photo, the camera is in one of the (what I like to call) idiot modes; where it's supposed to know what the picture should look like without any input from the photographer. I keep shots like this to remind me to check the camera settings before I even walk out the door. Check the lighting conditions all around me when I get out the door. Get to where I want to shoot from before the birds are there. Stake out the territory, have my picture composed and just wait for a critter to show up in the scene.

As soon as I hit Publish Post I'm going back to the folder I dug this out of and I'm going to hit DELETE and YES and empty the Recycle Bin. Why ?
Because I'm Feelin' Crabby !

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