Friday, June 5, 2009

What's Wrong With This Picture??


What's wrong with this picture?
I was waiting on a street corner (don't ask...) and had my camera with me. Being into mixed media, I never know when I might need an interesting image, like maybe a metal cover that says "Water." I found one at my feet.

Or a picture of a fire hydrant. I love the blue and white ones because they remind me of Smurfs. This one was sharing the corner with me.

Or maybe I might need a sign that says "Dead End." That phrase can apply in so many different situations....

The problem with the first picture is that the horizon is at a rather precarious angle. Was that a Photoshop trick? No. The Dead End sign was listing to the right, and I wanted it to be straight up-and-down, so I moved the camera until the sign was straight on my camera screen. Then I took the photo. Here's the reality of the situation:

And then I moved on....

3 comments:

Cate said...

I think it's so neat that you're always open and engaged in finding new curiosities and things that spark your whimsy. It makes the world a much more interesting place!

Jean Baardsen said...

Thanks, Cate. I seem to find my most interesting pictures in the little things, more than in the impressive scenery. And I totally love my Canon PowerShot - I'm glad I saw yours in April!

David Patterson said...

Too funny Jean!! :)