Your Dream Shot?

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  1. CalebSchmerge

    CalebSchmerge Super Moderator/Reviewer News/Review Writer

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    Another fun thing to discuss, what is your dream shot?

    I have two lists:

    From the Car:
    1. 2 Bull Moose Sparring
    2. Bears (Kodiak would be neat)
    3. Mountain Lion


    On a hike or otherwise:
    1. Nice Bull Moose
    2. Beaver
    3. A good deer shot
    4. An excellent sunrise (I want to make it a 20x30" print)
    5. A good shot of both of my (parents') horses running

    So, what about you?
     
  2. usapatriot

    usapatriot Well-Known Member

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    I honestly do not know! What comes along at the moment I suppose, I try to make every shot my perfect shot. However I don't think I've achieved that perfect shot even though I honestly have no idea as to what it would be. :p
     
  3. Andy Stanton

    Andy Stanton Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    A hot air balloon race.
     
  4. David Rasnake

    David Rasnake News/Review Writer News/Review Writer

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    Fascinating question. I guess I think about it differently: recently, I was looking for a particular shot that I took a few years ago as part of an assignment from my previous job. Though I hadn't looked at the photos since I wrapped up the project, I remembered thinking at that point that it was some of my best work.

    What I saw when I found the shot I was looking for surprised me. It wasn't that it was bad: technically, the shot was quite good, and had a look that's not unlike the look I still go for in most of my work. I think it's more that my interests and approach have evolved slightly, and will continue to evolve, and for that reason, the shot didn't speak to me in the way that it once did.

    For me at least, then, I'm not sure that there ever will be a "perfect" shot. I have favorite subjects, and it's interesting to me that I always seem to be able to find something new in the same kinds of scenes, the same landscapes, and so on when I come back to them. There's always another way to approach whatever you're shooting, so while there are some shots I'd love to have a chance to take, I'm not sure that once would be enough.

    Sorry for taking a straightforward question and turning it into a philosophical muddle...

    :eek:

    dr
     
  5. integra_guy

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    I was trying to take a picture of a blue jay, flying around the flowers, in my backyard today, but it flew away.

    My dream shot would be something at night, using the wide screen to give it that "movie" look I'll be going to Reno, so maybe I'll try to get some night shot of the casinos, and the mountain (Lake Tahoe)
     
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    My dream shots are those with a pleasant memories attached and can be of any subject ;)

    Well, I would like to take pictures of Fuji-san, but that won't happen anytime soon.
     
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    My dream shoot would be in the jungle getting a shot of lions waiting in the the tall grass watching their prey.
     
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    neenee Well-Known Member

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    The lions would be looking at the camera then? Hehe.
     
  9. Andy Stanton

    Andy Stanton Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    As long as I'm using an extra-long zoom.:)
     
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    My sleeping baby. She so rarely sleeps and never deep enough to risk sneaking in to take a picture. I even turned off as many noises as I could on my D80 and I'm still not willing to risk it. So, a beautifully lit shot of her long lashes resting on chubby cheeks remains my dream shot.
     
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