Monday, October 17, 2016

Moose Mistake!

Moose Mistake!

YES, you are seeing a blurry, out of focus picture, and NO, it is not your eyes. I was driving over the Alpine Loop early this evening, (very narrow, curvy, two lane road), and I glimpsed this dark shape out of the passenger side window. It was a huge moose walking several yards away from the road. My camera was on the passenger seat, still set for slow speed, bright sunlight. I slowed down, but had to keep moving because the moose was moving. I held the camera at arms length and shot through the closed window while making sure I didn't run off the road. (I know, stupid!) When I looked at the image on my computer, not even expecting to see the moose in the frame, I was surprised that I kind of liked it. Can you have an animal abstract? I don't know, but I loved the effect on the trees, and I could never duplicate this if I tried, because I don't know how it happened! (Of course I did crop and straighten it.) Which brings me to another point and a little secret that is not really a secret. I am grateful and so appreciative when my friends compliment me on my photography, but what you don't know is that for every photo I post, there are probably 200 that get deleted!! Stands to reason that the more photos I take, the chances are that a few will be good, some times it's just luck, and maybe once in a while, it might be talent or skill!!

9 comments:

Nancy J said...

Well, this might be turned into something so special one day, or left as it is and be called a " Collector's item". I like it, nevertheless.

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Serendipity!
Loved your adventure story
and a cool, abstract, capture.
Way to go, Karen!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

pleasant surprises rock :)

Ruth Hiebert said...

This is a very artistic shot.Good to know that you also delete many pictures.Makes me feel better.

Barb said...

I did the same with a bear we encountered on the bike path last spring. After I fooled with the pic, I kinda liked it. This photo tells an action story.

Bill said...

I like this---- Mr. Moose is imitating Sasquatch!

Robin Lamb said...

Karen, Abstract it is! And I like it too! I think they call shooting lots to get a couple of good ones the Shotgun effect! I do that too! It took me awhile to get used to just shooting. My old days of film were hard to get out of my head. I think I've got it now though, but I still shoot for quality!

Sandra said...

I am loving the see through trees, like ghost trees. wow

Anita Johnson said...

Cool...we saw moose rather close up in Yellowstone. Whatt a huge animal.