This was a tough challenge: unexpected!
Especially for a “nature photographer”.
Finding something more unnatural in my photo albums took some digging. Eventually, I began to see that the “unexpected” shots I had could be divided into objects and behaviors. The appeal of these photos is that they can tell a story all by themselves, even without an explanation. What kind of story would you write about these scenes?
My thanks to Ann-Christine for this refreshing invitation to reveal the unexpected.
Well…you certainly found some unexpected scenes there…that mammoth (?) is really spectacular! Where did you find that one? I would love to know the stories behind all of these…That person standing in a plastic tent or a devastated umbrella? Thank you for a really funny entry! Writing stories to them would be a dream!
The mammoth is a sculpture at a nature center in the Ice Age National Scenic trail system not far from where I live in Wisconsin. The guy wrapped in plastic was participating in a weeding project on a rainy day…and just decided to put the garbage bag around himself. Random weird stuff is all around!
We just have to be on the lookout to capture it! And you did.
Unexpected, but so much fun. 🙂
Yes, this was a fun one to work on!
Ha! These are fun. My thought of #3: “Oh, but you said you won’t put it on your blog!” 😉 #4 looks slightly menacing, as if a shooting party will commence. and #5 is rather incomprehensible. 😀 Fun!
LOL! #3 is a dancer at my brother’s wedding, hired intentionally to shock some of the guests. #4 is a practice set up for my son’s wedding photo shoot (the teddy bear needed some height, hence the music stand), and #5 is a random bit of behavior at a weeding party on a rainy day. Random bits, for sure. I’m glad they amused!
LOL re the plastic bag person !!! Good choices for the challenge Priscilla
Thanks, Tina – this was fun!
A great selection of images for this challenge, Scilla! Don’t you just love those unexpected photo ops!
They are tricky…my camera is a big one, and I don’t always have it on my when the unexpected happens.