This week’s photo challenge is a tough one. I couldn’t think of anywhere to go to get any shots that I felt would work and looking back thru my archives, I only managed to come up with a shot I took hiking up a narrow path on the side of a mountain in California.
But then I remembered a trip that I took a while back to India and possibly another angle for the challenge. It was a photo workshop and we set up camp for a couple days of photo exploration. The first day went well, getting a fair amount of shots in the forest. Day 2 changed up a bit when I decided to take a short hike myself to get a few extra shots. Not being familiar with the area, I didn’t want to get too far away from camp but getting caught up in taking pictures as we all do, I strayed a little too far. I came up on a little rise and looked ahead and saw two eyes looking right at me.
I froze for a minute, not sure what to do next. I knew not to run but I also had this thought of him sitting there waiting for dinner to come by and I didn’t want it to be me! So I calmly backed away very slowly…after snapping the picture of course. Maybe he wasn’t hungry but he just sat there and that was a good thing. As soon as I felt I was out of his sight, I turned and ran back to camp as fast as I could. It was a ‘narrow’ escape, whew!
Ok, if you didn’t already figure it out, that didn’t really happen. I’ve never been to India and the story is a fake, although I did take the fall shot. And thru the wonders of Photoshop, I dropped in the Bengal tiger for effect…lol. Hey, I said I couldn’t come up with much for this week’s challenge so I had to put my imagination to work a bit on this one 🙂
Thanks to Amy for this week’s Lens Artists Photo Challenge idea.
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Love these two narrow trail photos. Beautiful composition for the first one!
Well Andy, I’ll admit I said OMG out loud twice. First at your amazing tiger encounter and then at your admission that it never happened😊😊. You got me fair and square and I truly enjoyed it👏👏👏
LOL…I didn’t think I’d get you Tina. I thought once you saw the picture that you’d say, “Wait a minute” and take a closer look. It did come out better than I thought and it does look like he’s just sitting there. Glad you enjoyed it 🙂