Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Don't you just love it...

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...when you are about to take a stupid boring picture and a kid on a bicycle rides into the frame and you had the flash on to get some fill? I was about to shoot the St. Louis Art Museum atop Art Hill, with Forest Park's Grand Lagoon in the foreground. Somebody mowed a crude arch into the grass on the hill, which is what got my attention. I put on the speedlight to get some pop on the planters in the foreground. This would have been a dreadful photo. Then the boy rolled into the shot. Thanks, kid.

TOMORROW: Thursday Arch Series, plus a new Arch photo on GATEWAY.

7 comments:

Antjas said...

My son is usually up on the hill on his bike in his spare time. Next time you need a prop, let me know and I'll send him over.

Olivier said...

belle composition, j'aime beaucoup l'arrivée du jeune cycliste
nice composition, I like very much the arrival of the young cyclist

Sharon said...

One of my favorite places in St. Louis. You've added a little human interest. Great shot.

Miranda McAfee said...

Sometimes my best shots are the accidental...

Virginia said...

ALL my best shots are happy accidents! Great one for sure. Love the arch in the grass.
V

Hyde DP said...

I find people tend to duck when I'm taking photographs but sometimes they just appear at the right moment.

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LOL. I found myself laughing at the story you presented. Is that a Green Bay Packer shirt he has on??