I take a lot of photos. Thousands a year. Over half get deleted as soon as I download them. Only about a third of the survivors get edited for size or lighting and ultimately end up on this blog. That being said, I have no real reverence (or skill) relative to the art of photography. So, in response to a request prompt from the Outdoor Blogger Network (OBN), here are some true stinkers / classics from the past few years. First up, we have Hank (@ 13 months old) with my wonderful wife. Both of them are out of focus and Hank not only has on Devil Ears, but has his eyes closed and is throwing something. Yup. This one didn't make it on the blog.
Next, we have the only fish I caught during a snoozer of a kayak outing near our home in northern Baltimore. I actually did post this image on my blog. Why? I don't know. What's worse than the tiny size of this bluegill (the lure is a 1/32oz crappie jig) is that I sight fished it from a scour hole under a stump for about 5 minutes before catching it. No, I knew it wasn't a bass. I was just bored and desperate. Why in the hell did I take a picture of it? Good Lord. That's all I have to say about that.
And let's not forget this timeless beauty, which was actually shot by my hunting buddy as I fell neck-deep into the ice on a 17 degree day. I also published this photo in my blog, but 1) it's a timeless image; and 2) there's no better example of a photo that should not have been taken or shared. Enjoy!