Photo Friday: Found moment in time

I have always said there are two types of timing, in photography; planned, and found.  Planned is when you know ahead of time when you need to take a picture to get the exact photograph you want; or you manipulate lighting, and your subject, to create the right conditions.

Found timing is being in the right place, at the right time to get a photograph, without any forethought.  If you take any pictures of nature, animals, and street photography, these will make up about 90 percent of your photographs.  Many of the most beautiful photographs I have ever seen have bee this kind.  If you want this more simply, these are also called “Accidental Pictures.”  They are shots that you could never plan for, but you have to be ready to take out your camera at any time, and this means you need to have a camera with you at all times.

In the “old” days, this meant carrying around a large camera, that usually took too long to set up.  These days, however, we have it easy.  If you have a cell phone, or a simple point and shoot camera, you can have a camera ready in a moment’s notice, without carrying around heavy equipment.

Today’s photos are a prime example of having a camera handy, when the moment was right.  As always, I hope you enjoy them.

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