About Katie’s Picture:
I think of unexpected things as coming up suddenly, quick, and shocking. Usually in the form of funky smells, obscene hand gestures, angry outbursts, or funny accidents…I had no idea how I could capture that on camera. In Utah this week we experienced the first snow of the season so I went in that direction, thinking that even though the weatherman predicted it for days, waking up and seeing everything white is always a little mind boggling the first time. I had beautiful pictures of perfectly flocked trees and white trails around sparkling mountain lakes…then it happened, something truly unexpected. There was a bat in the hallway at the cabin. How did it get there? How do we get it out of there??? Is it hibernating? Is it dead?…NO!…AAAhhh!!! (running screaming stampede)….get it, don’t touch it, don’t kill it, wait let me see it, ahhhh!!!!!!!! Snow just can’t compete with a bat in the house.
*no bats were harmed in the taking of this picture
About Sadie’s Picture:
I tend to do things frequently that are unexpected. I always have a camera of some sort but since I am usually the one doing unexpected things, unless I constantly have a tripod and timer set on the camera, I didn’t know how I would capture the moment. However, I realized that not everything ‘unexpected’ had to be a surprise. I like playing games, but I am incredibly competitive so have developed a sense on nonchalance about my approach to game playing. I tend to not read directions, and not really have a strategy so that the game is fun instead of stressful and plot filled. I play games with my friend Scott a lot and I never win, he is an exceptional strategist and usually we are playing his games, most of which I have never played. This was my second time playing Othello, in my life. I usually never even get in the lead. When I took this picture I totally thought that I was going to win (I was black) however, I forgot to guard my corner and lost pretty badly. I think it was pretty unexpected that I was winning this far into the game though. Also unexpected when I failed after thinking for about 20 minutes that I was leading.
*no Scotts where harmed in the taking of this picture.