Monday, November 29, 2010

If at first you don't succeed...........

 If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. then destory all the evidence. the photo above would usually be deleted from my computer. But I kept it to make a point. I saw this dead vine on the fence on the way to Walmart.

Snap! View! YIKES that's ugly......try again back off and use the 300 zoom lens....

 Snap! View! NOT....... move a little further back and to the right....

 Snap! View! that's much better! Once more now! you can do better than this

Snap! View! Got it! Love it! Post it!
It's the simple things in life that make me happy. Dead leaves and a chain link fence! Yes!

21 comments:

SquirrelQueen said...

Love it, I think I do this on a regular basis. Take several shots and usually only post one. Actually I like a section of the first one, I would probably crop it.

Ann said...

Your post title made me laugh because the one I have scheduled for tonight has the same title...lol
That's the way to do it, keep snapping till you like it. You got a great picture there. I love it.

Snapper II said...

Great shot, now Photo Shop and it could be a christmas post. I like it.

From the Kitchen said...

Practice makes perfect!

Best,
Bonnie

WhatKarenSees said...

What a great point you have made here!!! This is what I call the 'photographer's eye.' With practice, we photographers see things that others don't and we take the time to move closer, move away, crop in or out, blur the background, isolate the subject. Whatever it takes until we get what's in our minds eye. I love this!!!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Love it too, Sandra.... It's amazing what we can do with some creativity... Things I never looked at BEFORE learning to take good photographs---are things I look at NOW..... Special, isn't it????
Hugs,
Betsy

srp said...

These look almost like grape leaves and we have some that look similar out in the preserve. I am not going to walk out there though as I still have this idea in the back of my mind that amidst the brush and leaves and mud, there is quicksand and probably snakes.

DawnTreader said...

Good point. And blessed be the macro lens...

Ginny said...

You're making me laugh! Dead leaves and a chain link fence, indeed! What a cool lesson and progression! I know exactly what you mean, the same things make me happy!! And you did get a georgous shot in the end!

S. Etole said...

And the light is just perfect ... our perspective determines so much.

Remington said...

Those pics are great! I love pics like that!

Picturit said...

Yep Sandra you nailed it great final image.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Sandra..the first one looks like a ghost..an outline of a leafy dog ghost!! I would use it for something, but that sort of thing drives me crazy..I love your header! I'm glad you got a new lap top too-

RH (aka Lucy) said...

The fact that dead leaves can be a thing of beauty astounds me! Great photos.

Mama-Bug said...

Beautiful shot of the grapevine Sandra! All the leaves have already fell off of mine.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

LOL!! It is all about prespective isn't it? You ended up with a great picture Sandra.

LC said...

Hmmmmmm! A photo lesson and life lesson all rolled up into one!

MedaM said...

I have the same fance in my garden. Those leaves look great against it. Wonderful photos Sandra!

Scott said...

I've got a new one for you. If at first you don't succeed . . . you're normal. Good lesson here.

George said...

You've given a great demonstration that the eye (and instinct) of the photographer is more important than the equipment.

Stacey Dawn said...

You are wonderful - so glad you posted this and so true. LOVE that heart leaf!!!