Saturday, April 10, 2010

RRC: An Almost Photo

"The goal of art was the vital expression of self."

-Alfred Stieglitz

I had fun tip toeing through my archives this week, looking for all the "Almost Photo" I have taken over the years. I titled the one above, "Half A Cow Is Better Then No Cow At All." LOL. I wonder if that is true? Hmmmm?

Here are some of my other favorite, "Almost Photos"...

"Ooooops" Sometimes, in San Francisco, you can be standing perfectly straight, but the world isn't! Thank GOD for tripods!

"The Ghost" I wanted a photo of my new rose, with the new flower buddy I had purchased for it, but instead I got this ghostly image. I liked how it came out, and found some uses for it. It was a photo gone wrong, but not completely wrong.

"The Lonely Carnival" I wish I could have gotten a clearer picture, because I thought it was an interesting picture. I noticed the lack of people in the photo, and it kinda gave me the wiggins. What do you think? Creepy? Boring?

"The Watercolor Flower" Flowers, while beautiful, do not always make for the most cooperative subjects. This lily gave me a ton of problems. Lighting, the wind was blowing it around... it was an experience. Ultimately, I saved the photo because I thought it had a nice watercolor look to it, but as a photo it just doesn't quite make it.

That's it for my Almost Photos, now go and visit the other Round Robin participants! Just follow the links below...

Linking List

Carly... Ellipsis

Karen... Outpost Mavarin

Maryt... Work of the Poet

Jama... Sweet Memories

Freda... Day One

Sandy... From The Heart Of Texas

Monica... Shutterly Happy

Sherrie... Sherrie's Stuff

Gattina... Keyhole Pictures

Ruth... Scrabble Queen

Duane... Meanwhile...

Peggy... Holmespun Memes and Themes

By the way, we will be announcing out next Round Robin challenge tomorrow, on the official RR blog, so be sure to check back then! Also, we will have a special announcement, so don't miss out!



maryt/theteach said...

Some great almost photos, Carly! I posted only one almost photo of my husband, Vinny...Should have posted more! :)

Scrabblequeen said...

Love the "ghost" shot! That would be a tough one to get by trying for it.

fredamans said...

Your "almost" photos are pretty darn good.... I thought this was supposed to be the not so good pile... lol

Fantastic shots!

Monica said...

The half cow made me smile. =) You took several almost photos and turned them into something of interest.

fdtate said...

Yes, Carly, half a cow really is better than no cow at all.

A nice selection of almost photos. The crooked SF picture reminded me of this great photo gallery I saw the other day where the photographer tilted his camera to flatten out the streets of SF.

I think the rose is great as it is. The lily could almost be an abstract.

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Nice variety here, both of subjects and of reasons they are just "almost." I love the cow, the out of focus figure behind the rose, and the Ferris wheel. Fun stuff, and quite evocative!