This is a Bob Ross moment during post production when you realize the flowers she standing in front of matches her dress. Happy accident!
“The secret to doing anything is believing that you can do it. Anything that you believe you can do strong enough, you can do. Anything. As long as you believe.” -Bob Ross
I heard Bob Ross speak these words during his show when I was just 11 years old. As a child I always wanted to be an artist. Specifically a painter. The first time I was gifted a paint set and picked up a brush, I felt like anything that I wanted to create was now possible. I spent my childhood drawing daily, creating things my imagination wanted to share. Putting color to those drawings, specifically paint was always visually and aesthetically pleasing. I’d watch Bob Ross daily, he was on right after I came home from school. I knew that I didn’t want to paint landscapes, but I knew that I could learn to mix colors, apply paint and learn about brushes so I watched him soaking in all the knowledge that I could. He made painting approachable. He often said that given enough time anyone could learn to paint. I owe a lot of my enthusiasm to learn painting to Bob Ross and a few art teachers along the way whom gave me tips, answered questions and gave me the room to experiment. I didn’t go to college for art, and I have had people nod their head and insist that some are born with this talent. No. I was born with a life long the desire to learn, to take the time and apply myself to painting. I wasn’t painting like DaVinci when I first started out. Everyone starts out a beginner, but those who take the time can become masters of their calling. Art has certainly always been my calling and Bob Ross taught an entire generation that painting is a joyful endeavor. This painting is my tribute to him.
Geese in motion -- a happy accident. @streak_of_lightning and I ventured out at twilight yesterday with cameras to explore and practice. After all, it's what we do for our livelihood. Also, a new lens arrived at my doorstep the day before and I need to know what it can do. I really enjoy learning what I don't know and that happens mostly by pushing boundaries and accepting a lot of failure. The rewards come occasionally when the image I previsualize becomes real and I successfully communicate to the viewer. By the time I made this image, it was nearly dark and geese were swimming toward a patch of reflected street light. With a 500mm lens on tripod and my exposure set to half a second at f:5.6, I panned with the critters carefully as they approached the light and snapped as they entered. Through practice and knowledge of what my tools can do, the chances for "Happy Accidents" will increase exponentially for any photographer. Go out today and push your boundaries! #happyaccident#bobrossmoment#geese#littleton#explorelittleton#sternepark#streetlightdrama