Failed Effort


Adventure Location: Decatur, Al.

Adventure Date: 3-29-2021

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The OFM was on a photographic roll it seemed. During our morning meander he was finding lots of flowers to photograph. This particular set of white flowers was really difficult in the wind.

The OFM tried every trick he knew to keep the flowers from moving while the shutter actuated. The biggest trouble was that his photo darkening glasses were darkening too much to see the camera screen clearly. The new glasses due in any day now will be clear lenses to get rid of the trouble seeing the screen on the camera, we hope.

After several attempts we could tell we were getting good exposures. We could not tell how accurate the focusing was doing. This was a difficult setting to shoot, but we have done it for years so it should not be a problem.

So we moved on with the meander to some other really nice picture opportunities along the walking path.

Here is what the pictures of the white flowers turned out like. This is three of the nine taken.

Well that was a worthless 9 frames of work. But the other 40 frames taken during the rest of the meander came out really well. Those will be posted in the new future blogs because some of them are very nice. A major use for a lot of our pictures is inspirations for paintings.

And turning inspirations into paintings is a great way of trying to have tooooo much fun.


  1. I really miss the manual focus ring I had on my old 35mm SLR.

    1. Me too. But the little pocket camera I use all the time works just fine if I can see the screen in the bright sunlight.

  2. The header flower picture is nice!

  3. I've learned on windy days to use the DSLR so it can be manually focused and it has a faster lens.
    The rest of the time we use the Point and Shoot as a way of having tooooo much fun.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.