First, our ‘quickie’ image—you know, the one that immediately springs to mind and which we happen to have close at hand.
—the road taken AND the road not taken. Wow … and afterwards, the serendipity snap that at first you thought “Bugger~! That wee fellow ruined my shot …” (after you’d set up the rotten tripod and everything). And then you find it has a certain Jenny say kwa, so you may just keep it after all; and then the cream on top of the custard, the Weekly Photo Challenge fits the bill nicely—
I was experimenting with HDR and had just triggered a test shot when a couple of cyclists zoomed through. You can see the upper half of the slower older guy, and just in front of him the blur that I think must’ve been a grandson or some such—whatever, he scorched by as if the old guy were going backwards.
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING
completely similar. I set up to try HDR in a more unbikey location— camera on tripod, birds in trees, mushrooms sprouting under pines and a castle going nowhere … who could ask for more … hit the button—
—and on the second or third shot of the HDR series a group of three young Indian guys emerge from behind the tree, going at a fair clip in a north-easterly direction and firing rueful smiles at me once they noticed me.
I tossed ’em a cheery wave and just hoped they’d added something to my snap … which, in fact, they had.
So we all take our separate roads, and I guess one way or the other serendipity helps us get there in the end. But wait, next post is more on this Challenge. I like it …