Saturday, April 13, 2013

Can Simplicity happen by Accident?

I believe it can.

When I take photos, I tend to want a good view of my subject. So when this car drove into our neighborhood, I wanted a photo of it.

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So I snapped a couple.

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But when it turned in front of me, I took one before I realized I was zoomed in too much.

So what did I get?

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A photo of perfect simplicity…I think!

I am trying to say that I don’t think the first two are anything special, just what I saw…a neat looking car, one you don’t see very often. But the zoomed in photo…taken by accident really takes you by surprise. It has movement and creates interest. What do you think?

I used a little Canon S 100 and these photos are not touched up but straight out of the camera. I put a bit of a frame around the zoomed photo in IPICCY.

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40 comments:

Hillcresthome Prims said...

I love old cars. My husband and I go to all different kinds of car show.
I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day.
Hugs my friend,
Tricia

Gabriela Delworth - Training Specialist and Designer said...

Hello,

Love old cars as well. The photo of the car in motion is awesome!

Are you going to use it in a composition?

Gabriela

Musings from Kim K. said...

Love the motion picture. It makes me anxious for our Route 66 tour out west this summer.

Donna said...

Great job on your "accidental" photo! Very artsy with the lines, bold yellow color, and movement! Even the twin double lines on the pavement wants to play in the photo too.

And thank you for showing the other two photos because it shows that you kept narrowing down on your subject, which is a positive lesson for photographers. Don't ever settle for the first shot. Take some more from different angles and zoom levels.

Peggy Jones said...

I have not idea not to set my new Olympus camera yet. I am just lucky if I get a good one. I like you last shot, a fine example.
QMM

Vee said...

Oh I think you're right! That accidental shot is the more interesting one. What a great car that is!

debra @ homespun said...

GREAT motion shot! :)

Laurie Mcknight said...

I agree, love the action shot!

Susie said...

They just don't make cars like they used to :):) I love your pictures. Your new header is wonderful. Have a great weekend. xoxo,Susie

Mary said...

Diane, I love that final shot - it's the one we always 'try' to get but it doesn't pan out............motion and color together. The road markings and color around the wheel certainly add unexpected extras.
You caught it perfectly.........simplicity yes!

Hope all is well - are you still in Florida?
Very hot here in NC this past week and the pollen is bad!

Hugs - Mary (A Breath of Fresh Air)

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

That is a fun old car and yes the movement shot is great. It is the perfect color car for Florida too.

Shelia said...

Oh, my! That last snaps looks like you're about to have an accident! Whew! No, it's a neat snap and I love that little old car.
Have a nice weekend,
Shelia ;)

Shirley Hatfield said...

When I saw the yellow and white car I thought that Tammy of Tammy's in Love was in your neighborhood...lol! I wonder what kind of car it was...I can never see old cars without feeling happy!

Pamela Gordon said...

Diane, those are fun shots! I remember seeing an old car like that when I was younger. I love the yellow and white as it stands out on the roadway. Pamela

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Neat old car!!

Irene said...

I could title the last photo, Zoom. Great subject matter.

Brenda said...

I love that little car. The zoomed in shot is perfect!!

Jeanne said...

What a fun accident!

Susan said...

I agree...accidental photos can be the best:-D Have a lovely weekend; I just got home from North Carolina and it was beautiful! XOXO

Susan said...

I agree...accidental photos can be the best:-D Have a lovely weekend; I just got home from North Carolina and it was beautiful! XOXO

cucki said...

I agree :)
Love xxx

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I think that is sometimes the joy of photography is the 'surprise' shot you didn't realize you would get! Love it!

hugs, Linda

Lorrie said...

The blurred photo really captures the idea of motion. I think pairing the last photo with one of the other two gives a sort of photo essay approach - a big picture look and then the motion one. Fun!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Diane
The last shot is a good one that defines simplicity. Now I would have deleted it from habit because it was blurry but see that there is merit in photos that are not in perfect focus.
Judith

Linda H said...

That little car is a Nash Metropolitan. My grandmother drove a 1957 Nash Metropolitan 4 cylinder, 3 speed, it was turquoise andwhite. I always thought it looked like a little bug! So cute!!
Great photos!

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

The yellow oldies car is just way to cute... I have never seen one like it. You certainly did get a close up and Yes I think it was very very neat. Hugs Judy

Introverted Art said...

unplanned magic!

Terri said...

Such a bright yellow! These old cars are so classic.

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

i agree, the last one is definitely more interesting. Ha!

Heather said...

Diane, I agree with everyone else. That would be great printed big with a black frame. Awesome! What a happy accident! So fun!

All of your photos are beautiful! What a gift!

Love,
Heather

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Gosh my jaw dropped when I saw that picture!!! You should enter in SOME kind of contest! Love, love, love your new header and you'll appreciate my utter dismay to wake up today to find it snowing. Yes, snowing. Ugg.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What a fun photo.

Lori said...

Some of the best photos are accidents. Love this!

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Love it!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

AMAZING!!! love the movement!
When I was in my early twenties a friend had a car just like that only it was aqua and white!
Diane, I think you had a quiet chat with your camera before you took that last shot!!!!
Shane ♥

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

I agree Diane, love the feeling of movement in your unexpected shot!

ImSoVintage said...

I always love those surprise photos, although the ones I accidentally take of my leg are not so great. I love yours. xo Laura

Crafty Gardener said...

lovely old car, the movement is great

Art and Sand said...

Love the old car.

I always see things I would like to get a photo of, but we are past it by the time I could get my camera out.


Great action shot!

Donna said...

Sorry to be late! I was out of town...
I'm Loving the car! Nice job!
hughugs