Ain’t a thing wrong! Or so it seems…
I don’t normally go out looking for wrong things – I like to take near perfect pictures of near perfect objects/subjects. This means that I’d normally avoid the bruised petal, position my subject in front of the patched up wall, take the photo over and over again, and so on. It’s not that I’m suffering from photographic OCD or anything like that, I just like to put my best foot forward, and that extends to my photos.
I’ve also realised that I have a penchant for seeking happy photos, so I’ll tend to look for bright colours and funny/fun subjects, often ask people to smile or say cheese, and so the story goes… As a result, I’m probably not the best at capturing emotions and, I take very few candid / unarranged shots.
So imagine my reaction at being presented with a challenge that required me to present “something wrong”. Ok, I exaggerate, it wasn’t all that bad but I definately had to strain my brain muscles. Luckily, on my way back from holiday this weekend I drove past a paper company’s tree plantation where a forest fire was in full swing. The clouds of smoke had me awestruck and for once I took a picture of something wrong.