Thursday, July 30, 2015
Walk This Way - Behind the Shot
Normal convention says to always get the eyes sharp in your photos. If all else is blurred make sure the eyes are sharp. Well, this photo shows no eyes at all and I still like it a lot. In fact, the animals are facing away from the camera which is another big no no. Looks like I've broken a couple of hard, fast rules. Good thing I don't live by those rules. I think of them more as guidelines instead of rules and because I do I get shots like this from time to time.
There were a bunch of geese lounging on the walkway as I approached and most moved into the water nearby. These three decided to walk and squawk just ahead of me so I stopped and fired off a round and didn't think much more about it. When viewing on the computer later I was immediately taken in by the focus/blur of the geese coupled with the symmetrical positioning of the three. And then there's the "eyes" of the trailing goose that pull me in and make me linger awhile. I think it is this combination here that really makes this photo work. So, sometimes breaking the "rules" just might be the right thing to do.