Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Lest You Think...
I should take this moment to dispel the notion that I am anything like a good photographer. What I am is a tenacious photographer. I take a lot of horrible photos, and then I throw them all away. I did this back when I was shooting film. I would open the envelope of photos, while standing over the trashcan, and almost everything would get chucked.
Photographing diving and dabbling ducks is particularly challenging, and I take a lot of amusingly dreadful photos.
I have to say that I'm totally delighted by the story (from yesterday's comments) of the person who was so frustrated by bird photography, that they resorted to taking photos out of their field guides. Yeah!!!!! That's creativity!
(Okay, I have to admit that I have a weird fondness for the first picture on this page. It is, by anyone's standards, a rotten image, but if fills me with innocent glee. Hurray for Duck Butts!)