I always insist that people keep old and unsuccessful photographs or ‘fails’, especially if they are the only record of an event or capture a precious memory. Why? Because sometimes photos are not so bad, if they are the only record you have and your only memory.
Here’s an example of a couple of absolute cat photography fails. Sharp as a rusty spoon they will have maybe one or two clear lines or defined areas. Fortuntely you can figure out who the subject is, and what he is doing!
Poor photos can happen because the camera or smartphone was not a recent model or, you are still learning to use your camera properly. Sometimes you grab what you have and hope for the best – but whatever, if you get something you know you are lucky.
This is Harvey after Dr Hughes, (our beloved vet who passed some years ago), performed a pinnectomy or ear tip removal of pre-cancerous cells. He also did minor cryosurgery on Harvey’s nose to remove cancer cells. The results were massively successful and Harvey went on to thrive for years after the surgery.
The day by day report I created at the time would, I hope, help anyone who might have a cat in similar situation. I recorded my feelings as a cat parent who worried much more than her cat did. If you read the comments below the post you will see that it helped a few people, for which I and Angel Harvey are grateful. He would want people to learn and move forward with determination and courage, and new and improved good looks.
Do you have a fail you really like or are fond of? Why not join Melissa and Mudpie’s Pet Photo Fails on Friday. You will realise that you are not alone but that you can smile about each other’s goofs and blurrs!
Marjorie is a motorbike riding blogger and award winning cat photographer who believes that everyone can shoot and edit wonderful pictures they love regardless of the camera they use.
She is a Professional member of the Cat Writers Association, Kuykendall Image Award winner and published photographer at the Guardian newspaper.