Monday, November 7, 2016

EXTREME LUCK

     Sometimes you get lucky and sometimes you get extremely lucky. I got extremely lucky a week ago Sunday but didn't realize it until Saturday. No I didn't win the lottery.

     I had gone out to a viewing deck looking out over a small shallow oxbow lake. It was late afternoon. I was facing south and the bright sun was causing a big problem with trying to see things. Mainly the problem was to focus my camera. I couldn't see much on my camera. I accidentally clicked the shutter as I was trying to see what was in the viewfinder. I deleted the shot. I fussed around some more. About 300 meters out I saw white birds and was sure they were gulls. I tried to get a good look at them with the zoom but gave up.

    So Saturday I had more pictures and downloaded them. What's this? A picture of the lake? How did that happen? So I guess I accidentally hit the shutter again. This time I got a good shot of the lake ...or at least I think it's a good shot. I didn't see this in my camera and didn't see it as I was looking for some birds on the lake.

    I was on the second floor of the viewing deck. It makes me feel as if I'm coming in for a landing on a float plane. I have very calm water for a landing.





32 comments:

  1. Pleasant surprises are always the best kind.

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    1. ...and we sometimes get disappointments.

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  2. Well done! It pays not to delete until you see them on the computer!

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  3. I have found treasure once I get home a few times.I found a fox I didn't notice watching the group of pelicans I was enjoying, sitting on the other side of the pond that was a treat.

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    1. We concentrate on what we see and sometimes miss things that are there.

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  4. I'd like to have a canoe out on that lake....aaaah. Lovely indeed.

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    1. No canoes allowed on that lake. It's sanctuary so disturbances are limited.

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  5. Sometimes the shots that I think are the worst end up being uniquely interesting.

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    1. Unique is a good word to use for this one.

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  6. oh, i like your peaceful shots very much.

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    1. It was much more peaceful than I thought.

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  7. Hi Red, Wow, that water is super smooth. Neat shot! Lucky too!

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    1. I don't remember it being that cool. There is a little riffle where the gulls are.

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  8. Nice! I never delete accidental pictures until I get home and look at them on a decent screen. Nice shots, Red! :-)

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  9. It's always fun to get those surprise shots!

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  10. It's always good to get a good picture when you think you'll get something bad

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    1. Yes, this time I was surprised that there was any photo at all.

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  11. Photographers don't like to admit it, but luck is an essential component of most successful pictures!

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    1. And most people don't like to give luck any credit.

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  12. Sometimes accidents make for happy results.

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    1. It did give a result I was happy with.

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  13. It's always gratifying when an unexpected photo turns out great.

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    1. I need a good one from time to time!

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  14. What a nice surprise! Lovely photo! :)

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  15. It does have an airplane sensibility to it. I do tend to wait to see a photo on a screen before deleting.

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    1. You'd have to have landed on float planes to see it in this one.

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  16. I've never landed in a float plane, but my dad has when he went to a fishing camp in Labrador, Canada. I won't ever fly again, so probably won't ever see that. Great shot, Red! I like to discover great photos or interesting little details I don't see when taking the photo...or when accidentally clicking the button!

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  17. I take hundreds of pictures as you know. My best pictures have involved luck. Being in the right place at the right time with optimum light conditions. I still can't get over the magic of photography.

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