I was filling in a rainy Sunday by taking some doll photos and somehow the shutter went off while I was still repositioning the doll.
On Friday my garden guys came to prune the apple tree and after they left I went out to take some photos of it as I do every year. The sun was quite bright and concentrating on the tree I entirely failed to notice that Cindy had more pressing business on her mind. Oh well at least it gave me a bad photo Monday shot.
I haven’t done one of these in a while. I guess my photography is improving so I’m not taking as many bad pictures. I want to keep this going though because it is a good laugh and it’s fun to do.
I was wandering around in Launceston one day when I came to the river Tamer. I thought I would take some photos there. There were a few boats and things but most were too far away from me so I played about with the zoom lens hoping to get a better shot. Of course with my little camera the photos come out blurry if objects are too far away like the boat I was trying to photograph. I ended up with a very out of focus shot of some sort of boat. I’ve no idea what it even is.
Looking at it today makes me think of a ghost ship. Was this to head down the river and out to sea never to be seen again. What creepy mystery lays behind the disappearance of this small boat and it’s crew? It certainly looks like it has been swallowed up in a mysterious mist on the Tamer.
I didn’t bother walking around to get a better photo. I was too lazy for that so headed back to the city streets to look for a café so I could get a cup of tea.
Not a total disaster of a photo but I was not planning on a gull flying by as I pressed the shutter. Some editing will be required.
The other night I was invited to visit friends to see their Christmas lights so naturally I wanted to take some pictures. I have not photographed anything like this before and it was something of a learning experience. I learned that using flash would wash out the lighting effects in some cases but that not using it would not guarantee a good result.
As it is summer here it is daylight until nearly nine at night so we had to wait quite some time till it was dark enough to see the lights properly. Unfortunately for me I don’t see very well in the dark so I had to be very careful walking around the perimeter of the display. I also found it hard to see the controls of my camera in the dark. Despite all this I did get a few pictures I liked. This is one that I didn’t like so much and it would have been deleted but for Bad Photo Monday.
Well we had been on our walk and I had been stopping quite a lot to take photos of the roses and other flowers for a post I wanted to do. The dogs had been quite patient waiting for me to take my photos. We were walking through the carpark on our way to the front of the building when Teddy suddenly pulled sharply on his lead. You can see his little head in the photo. I was still holding my camera so I ended up with this shot of the bitumen carpark complete with bird poop.
I was having a doll photo session today and trying out a new location in front of a gold curtain in the computer room. Most photos went well as I posed the dolls on the window frame but for a couple I put them on top of the printer. The printer is perfectly level but as I’m not keen on getting down on my knees so much now I bent down a bit to take them. I sometimes have a bit of a problem with holding the camera straight and this position made that problem much worse. I was pretty annoyed as correcting the problem in the photo editor would have meant Penny lost her feet which would also spoil the picture. I might have to just do something arty with it.
For those who want to know Penny is a Barbie friend called Summer from the Fashion Fever era 2004-2007.