See..This is why I don’t take photos of nature!. They turn to be legendary!
Can you guess what I was trying to capture in the above photo?
It’s the breathtaking Niagara falls. I had the latest DSLR. It was sunny. The sky was clear. I was on the “Maid of the Mist” (It is a boat tour at Niagara falls which takes us close to the falls. ). Everything was perfect to take photos. During the entire boat ride, I posed my camera at different angles and tried to capture the beauty of the falls. By the time the boat ride was over , I was exhausted by taking photos .Most of the photos of the Falls turned out similar to the one shown above( pictures of mist blocked by limbs of the people in front of me!). I bet you wouldn’t have seen such a view of Niagara Falls before!
Similarly, on several occasions, I tried taking pictures of the fall colors, the snow capped mountains, and the exotic birds at the zoo. In my photos,the bright colored maple leaves covering the ground looked like a heap of trash, the snow capped mountains looked like white paint and the exotic birds looked like sparrows in the neighborhood.
That’s when I promised myself that I will not bring further disgrace to the beautiful nature with my experimental photography. Now, I reserve myself to absorbing the beauty around me in my mind’s eye. If I ever get tempted to display Niagara Falls as my laptop’s screensaver, then I simply search the internet. There are tons of priceless pictures of nature taken by amazing nature photographers .
P.S: This post is written in response to photo challenge: Oops!