Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Wanna laugh?




This photo was taken for the newspaper this past summer at a park where geese run rampent. I was taking pics and all of a sudden a city worker comes bounding up in his pickup and starts "chasing" the geese families towards the water. It was a bit shocking and I started snapping, thinking something wrong was being done. Apparently, though, the geese are such pests to people in the park that they are herded into the water a few times a day.

These goslings are what was left after the mama's and papa's jumped in. They were honking for the little ones to jump in and they all stood very terrified. I just put the camera on continuous mode and shot. They eventually all jumped in.

While looking at my photos that night I found this one and I honestly laughed so hard I cried. There is something so damn funny about him. Maybe it's the idea that he might have slipped on a banana peel .. maybe it's the goslings in the back looking over each other's shoulders to see what the hell "earl has done now"..

It is, strangely enough, my most popular photo ever taken. In the newspaper as well as online. I have found it in blogs in Russia, as well as Japan, crazy uber-teen blogs, etc.

People have asked me to sell it but it's not very sharp, really - not like it should be. I am entering it in the Associated Press awards contest in a few days. Who knows, maybe technicality isn't everything?

Enjoy.. laugh.. and tell me what you think the title should be!

jude

P.S. I realized that I sometimes want to post photos that I do for things other than fine art in my blog. I mean, isn't that what a blog is for? To learn about someone?

16 comments:

Boutique By Bonnie said...

I can just hear him screaming, BONZAI!!

Leigh said...

How absolutely adorable..:)

The titles are always the most challenging sometimes, but here is a shot? "Unbounded"


And I agree about sharing more in our blogs than just our work. I used to just post my art and recently combined both of my blogs. Much more fun and it is nice to learn about who is behind all the creations.

LB Accessories said...

haha, that picture is to funny and cute! I love it.
Good luck with the contest!

ArtSnark said...

very cool - love the image!

KrazyFashion said...

Hahaha that is hilarious! All I see is the other geese yelling at him and he is just jumping in without regret! LOL
This is to funny!
Good luck with the contest let us know how it goes :D

JenD said...

first let me say that your a favorite seller of mine on etsy(even if i don't have the money to buy right now...i hope to save some or ask for my bday). If money wasn't tight now I'd buy one of everything you have. Looooove your work. I'm in Michigan too and we visit Northern LP every summer. Some pics remind of the scenes there. I'm inspired. I love scrapbooking, and phototgraphy. thanks for sharing!

Joy White said...

Jude - I LOVE it. I can hear the little guy calling out to his siblings, "come on, don't be nervous, you can do it"

Light and Writing said...

I am a huge, huge fan! So glad to find you have a blog now! I get lost in your amazing work! I am honored that you came to visit me!
p.s. this is is hilarious.the one in the back looking over shoulders is so funny. there is a strange human quality in these little guys.
emma

ArtSnark said...

Hey there. Finally got around to playing your tag game :D

Sussi said...

So cute :) Greetings, Sussi

Josh Jones said...

hahaha excellent image!

OliveStreetStudio said...

what a great shot. You have lovely photographs.

jqlinesocuteithurts said...

This photo is soo adorable! Made me laugh!

Here's wishing you a very merry happy LOVE day and a merry wonderful LOVE weekend! Lots of LOVE to you and yours!

Joy White said...

Hey Jude -- looking forward to the next photo!!

I posted 7 random facts on my blog and a link to yours. Check it out when you get a chance.

Cheri said...

AFLACC!!! lmao. awww mad adorable. love thiss!

EWian said...

Lovely picture.

EWian