My photography skills are more aimed at practicality than perfection & probably limited through impatience & an inability to “see” what the ideal shot may offer? Where blog (or Twitter) posting is concerned, I’m happy with a topical or unusual subject pic & then the mind turns to the words that will accompany it. Hence, the effort to frame the shot is minimal & my concerns on what I could have achieved isn’t too much of a factor (& hopefully not too much embarrassment with the result?). Also, by sticking with iPhone or compact camera pics, the postings are simplified – & the equipment is my excuse for lesser output quality?
Looking through some recent pics, I noticed a collection of shots that are related through the difficulties in obtaining suitable shots. Mostly, my problems came through my preparations or foresight – or lack thereof?
First off, my classic pic of the finish of my cycling club’s major event (the inaugural Rob Hodgson Memorial Race – marking a sad loss through cancer). I waited beside the road for a finish pic but didn’t allow for a mitt holding a GoPro being stuck out at the last moment!
At the Australia Day CARnivale & admiring a Fiat Abarth & an immaculate engine-bay, I thought a side-on snap was the best I could do – without thinking that “shooting blind” into the compartment (as this visitor was probably doing) may have been worthwhile?!
Another CARnivale shot & here the professional foresight of a photographer (Mrs Aussie, I confess), captured a far more pleasing perspective of this tiny 1982 Honda folding motorcycle, designed to fit into a Honda City car (the equivalent to a Brompton in a Smart? – or maybe an Abarth?)
Finally, some successful preparation/foresight? Wanting a shot of Peregrine in new on-road unfolded pose (refer my “Pristine Peregrine” blog post) & in a perspective similar to how Peregrine originally looked via the Brompton Bike Builder system (as shown in blog post “Price shock”), I felt a need for a temporary stand? (quite effective although admittedly version 3)