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Photo Wheel Outtakes: The Shots Not Typically Shared

Filed under: Living with a disability — by at 5:56 pm on Wednesday, April 11, 2012

On beautiful days Darrell and I grab our respective cameras and head out somewhere we can easily get to. These photo wheels have become an outside activity we are able to enjoy together.

I frequently share a day’s best photos in a post, like the Easter bouquet a few days ago.

What I don’t share are the umpteen shots that don’t make the cut because of my shaky cerebral palsy and my not-quite-perfected camera mount. That is, not until now…perhaps there is beauty hidden somewhere in the outtakes…

Clear blue sky with a tree top in the bottom corner

My palm, seriously!

Looking up a tall evergreen tree

Looking part way up two tall evergreen trees

Looking into the branches of two tall evergreen trees

Then I get the one I was aiming for…or almost, which only means I still have something to keep shooting for and isn’t that what photography is all about…

Evergreen trees towering toward the blue sky

Once Darrell and I get home and have had time to go through our own photos, we show each other our successes (and failures).

I love this one Darrell took me trying to look through my camera with it mounted to my scooter and tilted upwards. It explains why I have so many outtakes.

Glenda peering through her camera mounted to her scooter with Gorilla tripod

What makes me grateful is that, because of the technology, I now have photography as a hobby. I would have never had the freedom to take so many outtakes for those few decent ones had I needed to pay for film processing.

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Comment by Joanna Paterson

April 11, 2012 @ 10:40 pm

It really is the wonderful thing about modern technology that we can point and shoot and it not matter that most of the photos don’t work – *some* of them will, and make our hearts glad.

I absolutely love the photo of you taking photos. Would be a good one to use in a presentation about the freedom offered by technology?

Comment by Glenda

April 12, 2012 @ 4:20 pm

Yes, Joanna, very true. Those few good ones are such a prize.

Great idea for a presentation! Thank you. I love that photo too. It shows three technologies that have given me freedom: my scooter, the Gorilla tripod and the camera.

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