Monday, September 26, 2011

Crouching Neighbor - Hidden Photographer

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If you hear about a Tennessee photographer that was hit by a car when she jumped out in the middle of the road to capture a cardinal sitting on a barbed wire fence, fell off the back of a motorcycle trying to shoot a bucolic barn scene or shot by a neighbor because she was lurking around in their front yard with a telephoto lens pointed at their house, that will probably be me.

It seems that photography has either brought out the daredevil in me or has robbed me of common sense.  I did all these things yesterday except for the tragic ending part.  Hopefully my luck will hold out because I have a feeling that this is only the beginning of my adventures in photography.

I mentioned the other day that my efforts to shoot some huge mushrooms that were growing my neighbor's yard was thwarted by the rain. These beauties were still there yesterday morning along with some sweet dew drops sprinkled on the grass. I hoped to avoid trespassing on private property, but even with my telephoto I had to get up in their yard to capture them well.  Luckily these people own a moving van and I was able to crouch behind it unseen while I took my shots. 

Today I'm linking up with Lisa Gordon's The Creative Exchange with my magic mushrooms.







14 comments:

  1. Lovely shot ~ mushrooms & dew drops are some of my favorite subjects :)

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  2. Sounds like you are on a wild roll of adventure with your photography! Wishing you only good happenings! Love the B&W :)

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  3. Wonderful photo - love the b&w and the dewdrops for added interest!

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  4. Really like this in black and white! perfect dew drops. Yes, I agree that photography can bring out some very unusual characteristics. Actually very similar to an addiction. Have a great day! Jeanne

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  5. Hilarious! Thanks for taking those risks though - the outcome appears worth it - brilliant shot.

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  6. If not you, then me Leanne.
    My habit is seeing something i want to photograph, and then crossing a street without looking to see if any cars are coming. All that's on my mind at that moment is what I want to photograph. Drives my husband crazy!!

    This is a beautiful black and white image, and I thank you for sharing it today at The Creative Exchange.

    Have a wonderful evening!

    lisa.

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  7. You're photos are marvelous and I love your accompanying stories. You bring amusement to my life, much needed currently. --laf

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  8. Great in b&W, LeAnne. Yes we photographers can have a one track mind.. our main goal is get that photo and we block out everything else.

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  9. Wow, what a magical capture, it was worth the risk!!

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  10. Well worth the risk-taking! This is beautiful in black and white!

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  11. Beautiful shot! Great composition and I love that it is black and white. Well done!

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  12. WOW LeAnne - this is so.. yeah I have no words for how wonderful... Thanks a bunch for sharing

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