Go on, give us your worst shot! We double-dare you!
Why I could never make it as a wedding photographer
Now, before you say no, hear me out.
See, I've been following the blog of this Scottish chap (no, not the bagpiper dude above) who posts extraordinary photographs of extraordinary places from all around the world. It's as if nothing comes out of his camera but extraordinariness. All these castles and cathedrals and ancient bridges and gilded sculptures and sunken gardens appear on his blog as if they were right outside his door. (Actually, I think a few are.)
More than once, I've asked him if he's capable of taking a bad picture. Hint, hint. And more than once he's responded that of course he is. And still, nothing but perfection ever shows. Well, that kind of standard simply cannot go unchallenged. We are humans, after all, not photobots!
So, I finally hit my limit, and I dared him to post a bad shot. Not only that, I double-dared him. If he'd do it, so would I. It takes some courage to show one's imperfections, right? Especially for all the world to see! But it's a good thing not to take ourselves too seriously at times and to be able to chuckle at our foibles, right?
Well, Derrick, being the gentleman that he is, accepted the dare. And then we thought, hmmmm, why keep the fun all to ourselves, why not dare kindly invite the rest of you amazing bloggers out there to join our "photographic imperfection" day.
And so, a meme was born. (Is that even possible?)
Thus . . .
My delightful (and extraordinarily talented) friend, Derrick of Melrose Musings , and I
cordially invite you to
Prove the adage that nobody's perfect
on Monday, September 21, 2009.
You have genuine permission to let your guard down along with the rest of us and
give us your worst shot.
So here's the plan, to quote Derrick;
(Cue the Scottish accent):
"Simply dive into your digital dark room; flip through your photo album; or sort out your slides and extricate a photograph that didn't turn out quite as expected. The subject can be anything you like (within the bounds of decency, of course!). As for its failings: it could be under or over exposed, poorly focussed, an action shot that was too late for the action, an accidental click of the shutter; the list is endless. You're bound to have one somewhere, we all do!
If you're feeling brave, or brazen, you might like to post a few. Or you may wish to pair the bad with the good and show us what the shot was really intended to look like; the choice is yours. If you are happy to participate, please let either Kathleen or Derrick know and we will add your blog to the list for all the eager visitors to see."
Think of this as bloopers.
Should be fun-- extraordinarily so!
My chance to capture EarthDoctor son in a suit blows past me . . .
(You mean I was supposed to take it off the macro setting?)