|From Round Robin Photo Challenges|
This is the St. Augustine Cathedral on South Stone Avenue at the south end of downtown Tucson. Based on the Cathedral in Queretaro, Mexico (supposedly), this Spanish Colonial style church was built starting in the late 19th century. Somehow I've never found a good vantage point to photograph it properly, in part because I usually pass by it as I'm hurrying home from someplace else. I've probably taken about three photos like this one over the years, rather than take the time to do it right. Someday I will make the necessary detour to photograph it without traffic lights and signs in the way.
One of the biggest problems I have photographing my dogs, Cayenne and Pepper, is catching them when they aren't in motion, so I keep them in frame and don't end up with dog-shaped blurs. Here they are at Molino Basin in March. I like the curve of the safety rail and the bright colors of Cayenne's two bandannas and recently-added lei. But nope, sorry, Cayenne's head did not wait for me to press the shutter button!
The dogs are often at their very cutest when they hang out on the bed with us. But if I grab the camera, they suddenly remember a prior engagement and take off.
This one was my fault, an experimental shot that doesn't quite work. I was trying to photograph Cayenne from beneath her on the floor as she lay on the couch. Here you see another problem with photographing dogs at night: the flashed-out eye color.
This is a fan at a Doctor Who convention, dressed as a monster called a Weeping Angel - a statue that covers its eyes, but then comes to life and attacks when you aren't looking at it, such as when you blink. Without flash, the photo came out very grainy, but that almost works for someone who is supposed to look like she's made of stone.
This ragged flag flies in my neighborhood. I'm guessing it's a situation of keeping a particular flag flying until some loved one returns home for good from Iraq or Afghanistan. But photographing the rapidly moving flag at sunset turned out rather strange-looking. Click on this photo and arrow over to the one after it to see a slightly better attempt.
|From Bat Night 2009|
I found "Bat Night" in the Rillito riverbed last September quite challenging to photograph. Thousands of bats. photographed as they take off from the underside of a bridge at dusk, are tiny, fast-moving and kind of hard to see. In this shot they look more like dead leaves than flying mammals.
That's it from me for tonight/this morning. Be sure to check out everyone else's "almost" photos:
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Holmespunfun Memes and Themes
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