Thursday, January 26, 2012

Snowy Mystery Shot


Did you ever take a shot because it looks interesting only to come back to the computer and find that the pic looks like something else entirely? Well, I took this shot while out wandering in a light snowfall and when I looked at it later it looked to me like one of Randy's (from Santa Fe DP) cliff shots rather than the stump of a white elm tree that has been in our local park for a few years! Agree or disagree.

20 comments:

LĂșcia said...

Yes, I did, many times!
You're right, I agree with you. Besides that, for me snowy shots are always cool. ;-)

Halcyon said...

The first thing I thought was it's a stump. But it does look nice in the snow! :)

Lowell said...

At first I thought it was one of those flat-topped mountains seen in the west...and that the photo was taken from a long distance. But then I noted some figures in the background which put a sense of scale into the photo. It's a great photo, though. Crop the background out and do frame it and hang it as a "mystery" photo and see what people think!

Eyeliquor said...

I even see a face..

Andy said...

It looks like it could fit right into Kurt Russell's movie The Thing.

Linda said...

Yes, it could be a Western landscape.

Alan said...

Agree! Especially if you were to crop out the top bit so it lost its context.

RedPat said...

I actually did crop out the top first and then decided to leave it in to provide context and scale.

NixBlog said...

Yes, indeed, Pat. I have often shot macros and then afterwards tried to remember what they were. By habit I now shoot a long shot to orient me and then do the macros.
I picked stump in snow straight away! :-)

Kitty said...

haha, yes, agreed.
This would be a cool cliff shot!

Jack said...

It looks like a stump to me, but if you had cropped it a little lower to eliminate the things at the top left, I think you would have had the Randy cliff effect.

Kay L. Davies said...

I was just about to say the same thing Jack said. If you had cropped the top, I would have been willing to think it was a mountain, but with the background I knew it was a stump in the snow.
Nice shot, however.
K

Randy said...

That does look like some of our snow covered mountains. I love it.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Great shot anyway Red, but I agree the top corner has to be cut!! Gosh we're a critical bunch haha!

JM said...

... Or a volcano in the Andes. :-)

geoffsteen said...

It looks COLD to me!

La Principessa Errante said...

Happens all the time, love this though, you are right it looks like a flat topped snow covered volcano.

Gringo said...

Definitely an interesting and beautiful shot Red Pat..! Have a nice weekend..

Birdman said...

I agree.

Regina K said...

This is so cool looking RedPat.

Thanks for you kind thoughts.