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Sep 21, 2014 22:11 |  #1

Many years ago I was a science teacher. I had a Celestron C-90 telescope mounted to my Canon AE-1 (I know, not digital). Anyway my daughter had been playing with the neighbor kids. I stepped out on the porch as she was coming home with a setting sun behind her. I told her to stop, and took this photo:

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I'll be the first to admit, technically this photo is a failure. But regardless of the rules of photography, it is my favorite photo of all time. It has such a haunting quality to it. Plus it's my daughter.

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Sep 22, 2014 10:18 |  #2

WB looks a little off.


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Sep 22, 2014 12:28 |  #3

Just a little! :) She is literally surrounded by sunset.


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Sep 23, 2014 10:33 |  #4

Love it!

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WB looks a little off.

Oh,

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Sep 23, 2014 10:53 |  #5

Is there a person in there?


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Sep 23, 2014 19:52 |  #6

Images that touch you, are the great images. Technically, many of them are lacking some element of excellence. That is a beautiful image.


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Sep 23, 2014 23:26 |  #7

Very cool. I imagine the print is quite nice.




  
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Sep 23, 2014 23:37 |  #8

Personally I love pictures like this. Not every picture has to be 100% razor peeping pixel sharp, correct WB, or lighting. I take pics for me, not for anyone else; with that being said a pic like posted above is probably a one in a million shot, which will never happen again, that makes it priceless.
I love it!


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Sep 24, 2014 00:32 |  #9

Thank y'all for the kind comments.


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Sep 24, 2014 01:24 |  #10

Some of the world's best or most memorable images are technical failures.


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Sep 24, 2014 06:01 |  #11

Great photo ... rules were made to be broken!!! Weren't they? lol


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Sep 24, 2014 06:57 as a reply to  @ huntnthyme1's post |  #12

PhotosGuy wrote in post #17173096 (external link)
Love it! Oh,
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Maybe we should start a thread, "Terrible" pictures that I love!"

Didn't we have one of these once upon a time? It's a good idea.

CanonCameraFan wrote in post #17174076 (external link)
Images that touch you, are the great images. Technically, many of them are lacking some element of excellence. That is a beautiful image.

Absolutely right.

bk2life wrote in post #17174366 (external link)
Personally I love pictures like this. Not every picture has to be 100% razor peeping pixel sharp, correct WB, or lighting. I take pics for me, not for anyone else; with that being said a pic like posted above is probably a one in a million shot, which will never happen again, that makes it priceless.
I love it!

If it has an impact and meaning for you that is what it's all about.

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Some of the world's best or most memorable images are technical failures.

Truer words were never spoken.

This picture clearly has great meaning and emotion for the person that shot it which is what matters most. Good on you, Terry.


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Sep 24, 2014 07:23 |  #13

you captured a moment in memorable form, vastly different than you probably expected, but the very issues that cause the image to "fail" (technically) - make the image dramatically effective. the technical "fail" yielded, in this case, the artistic "wow".

nicely done. it's an evocative, image - saturated with the dying warmth of a setting sun. an image that you captured, using artistic license & breaking the rules, from time gone by.

savor and enjoy.




  
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