The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Love Me


Near Valentine, Texas which itself is near nothing at all in west Texas.

This is a great example showing how much improved a photo can be by just altering your position slightly.  The above photo I knelt down on one knee.  The bottom photo is in the same position but standing up.  Just that simple movement enhances the photo dramatically.  Of course getting back up is not so simple a movement anymore.

This is linked to Good Fences




25 comments:

  1. Great lesson here John. Just look before you take a picture.

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  2. Yes I noticed that myself before too. But I am not able to keep my balance when kneeling. So there will be no picture of the object, only skies....

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  3. Well I am glad you got down on your knees as I prefer that 1st shot. Must more interesting seen from that angle. Are you up yet!!

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  4. Nice find and I like the composition on that first shot.

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  5. i like both - the 2nd one, the railing almost aligns with the horizon - if you tried to do that, you probably couldn't.

    and speaking of age, i still use the word 'hornswoggled'. ;)

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  6. (really glad to have you back and linking in!)

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  7. Very cool. I gotta try this when I see a fence next. Might have to venture into the 'country' for this sorta thing in Atlanta.

    Peace :)

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  8. Great pics John. Yes does make a difference and I hear my knees creaking too.

    Felicia

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  9. I was thinking the same thing! You're right, the photo is so much more dramatic from the kneeling position but I need to bring someone along to help my bum knees lift me back up!

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  10. A good lesson and nice tight looking fence. Well, I'll be hornswoggled! I'm 39 just like Jack Benny. And yes! I used to watch his show when it was actually on. I'm old only in years. lol

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  11. Gorgeous country! I like the shadows!

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  12. It's always amazing to see what a little change in position can do to a photo!
    Greetings from Santa Rosa to Santa Rosa!

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  13. Beautiful country!
    That's an impressive fence.

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  14. Fascinating idea. It's a cool fence too!

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  15. Really makes a difference in the lighting. I only get down on my knees is there is someone there to help me up!

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  16. It's an interesting fence from either angle.

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  17. A rather elaborate structure to separate nowhere much from nowhere in particular.
    I find that the tilting viewing screen on my camera comes in for a lot of use these days.

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  18. A rather elaborate structure to separate nowhere much from nowhere in particular.
    I find that the tilting viewing screen on my camera comes in for a lot of use these days.

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  19. Beautiful skies and great fence shots..Thanks for the tip! Have a happy weekend!

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  20. I admire your ability to get back up again! I agree the bottom photo is much more dramatic. I MUST remember to get down lower next time I take a photo of a fence.

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  21. Cool looking fence. Yes I agree the angle does change the entire look of the scene. I rather like the 1st shot. I also agree getting up is a lot harder then it use to be!

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  22. I am loving that blue, blue sky! Maybe we will have one tomorrow.

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