The camera never lies… Or does it !?!?…


Why is it that sometimes coming up with a title for a post is far more difficult and time-consuming than actually taking the picture and editing it is ???… Came up completely empty on this one… but hopefully the shot speaks for itself…


44 responses

  1. … seems like a reasonable title … I sometimes wish I could just hold up a card with “dot dot dot” on it and save myself from some of the conversations I find myself in. LOL

    Love the vibrant nature of the shot, the colors in the sky, that water…I like it all! Very pretty spot B :)

    April 13, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    • LOL… I know what you mean… but actually it’s “dot dot dot dot”, but I’ll excuse you that oversight.. just this once… ;)
      Most of the conversations I find myself in though would be better served with exclamation marks and the odd expletive too… lol… Thanks G..

      April 13, 2011 at 7:36 pm

  2. Wow – this is beautiful!! I don’t think a title is necessary for this one, the image speaks for itself – I have a heck of a time coming up with them myself sometimes!! The tones and composition are just stunning – I love it!!

    April 13, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    • Thank you so much Holly.. It certainly is strange how sometimes the need for a suitable title irritates us so much… Glad you like the shot though… :)

      April 13, 2011 at 7:39 pm

  3. It certainly does speak for itself. Beautiful!

    I have the same problem, coming up with a title… for the entire first year of blogging, I had “real” titles, but at the beginning of year two, I switched to numbers, often WITH a title, but at least I could stick with just the numbers if I couldn’t come up with anything better ;-)

    April 13, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    • Well I guess that’s one solution that I’d not really considered… lol.. but then I’d just forget where I was in the sequence of numbers… lol.. Thanks so much Michaela.. :)

      April 13, 2011 at 7:49 pm

  4. Great sky! Amazing reflections! This is an amazing image! The title – yeah, they can be frustrating at times…just let me shoot! Right?

    April 13, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    • Haha.. Yeah it would be helpful sometimes to JUST concentrate on the photography, but a good title does add something extra sometimes… Thanks so much..

      April 13, 2011 at 7:52 pm

  5. Beautiful! I agree about the titles :-p pain in the backside.

    April 13, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    • Exactly… Sometimes they come straight to mind, but other times I have a complete mental block.. Thanks Simone..

      April 13, 2011 at 11:18 pm

  6. Is “Spring has Sprung” too cliche? That’s what I think when I look at this shot – a lovely, warm spring evening…ahhhhh

    April 13, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    • LOL… Thanks Karen… Well I thought of a few similar ones myself, but nothing really seemed to fit as well as I wanted… I was thinking Glassy Grassy, but that sounded lame… so decided nothing was the best option… It was a nice spring evening though, albeit from nearly a year ago… lol…

      April 13, 2011 at 11:22 pm

  7. I have the exact same problem, and I often end up choosing a title that describes the subject I shot, for lack of anything more creative. Titles have always been my least favorite part of any project I undertake.
    But this shot does, indeed, speak for itself. Stunning composition and great lighting. It looks like a bridge leading to spring.

    April 13, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    • I agree… if they don’t come to me almost immediately, then it’s usually a struggle to think of something… Glad the shots good enough though to not really need one…

      April 13, 2011 at 11:24 pm

  8. Amazing photo…And I agree with not everything needs a title and sometimes something can have a million titles.

    April 13, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    • Thank you so much, and thank you for your comment…

      April 13, 2011 at 11:24 pm

  9. Brian, I know what you mean! Since I decided to undertake my project 365, I struggle everyday to find a proper title for my photo.

    I think your (…)is perfect! Love your photo, very nice!

    April 13, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    • I have to admire anyone who does a 365, as I’m positive I’d never be able to sustain it…. and trying to think of titles too every day would finish me off completely… lol… Thanks so much Anne.. :)

      April 14, 2011 at 5:19 pm

  10. aswirly

    This sure has a tranquil serene feel to it. Very beautiful B. No title needed I think. I wish I could take a stroll across that bridge right now… ahhhhh… I love the softness of the water and those reflections too.

    April 14, 2011 at 6:16 am

    • Thanks so much A, but you’ve already (virtually) strolled across that bridge, if you recall this shot… :D

      April 14, 2011 at 5:23 pm

  11. Val Erde

    That’s a gorgeous shot, Brian, where was it taken?
    As for titles, I usually put a letter or number or just an X into the title area while I’m composing a post and then alter it when I’m ready to publish. (There’s a little ‘edit’ button next to the permalink where you can edit the title, otherwise it just gets a number on it). But yeah, the titles are often the most difficult part of the post, for me too.

    April 14, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    • Thanks Val, this was taken at Foots Cray Meadow near Swanley… We were only there for a few minutes though to catch what wasn’t a particularly impressive sunset… and lol… I have to admit to creating and publishing posts all at the same time, there is no preparing and going back and editing… once it’s done it’s done… lol.. .

      April 14, 2011 at 5:34 pm

  12. I rather like your …. for a title, Brian. You left it up to us to decide. The strong influence of the bridge makes me want to enter the picture and walk across it, just to get to the other side. How perfectly these trees are situated to enhance the composition. …and so varied in shape, too. Excellent find!

    April 14, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    • Thanks Leslie… Sometimes it works… lol… Glad it did here… So pleased you appreciate the shot so much too.. :D

      April 14, 2011 at 5:35 pm

  13. Jayne

    So serene – just beautiful. Feel like giving a master-class on how to achieve this HD-type look??

    Titles. Tell me about it. Good titles can really complement a photo, sometimes making it more than the sum of the parts, yet I so often lack inspiration. I’ve seen people on Flickr leaving a row of little stars in place of a title and I think it’s probably better to do this than come up with something lacklustre.

    April 14, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    • Thanks so much Jayne, but it’s not just an HDR look… lol… It is HDR… ;)
      You’ll find that nearly all of my landscape shots on here are HDR, although I do try and keep it fairly subtle these days… and I’m with you on thinking of titles.. If it doesn’t hit me immediately then it’s such a struggle…

      April 14, 2011 at 5:38 pm

      • Jayne

        I’m glad you confirmed that it is HDR. I wasn’t a hundred percent sure if it was that or some other technique I’d yet to discover It’s subtly done, which is why I didn’t want to make assumptions and for me, subtle is just perfect. :)

        April 17, 2011 at 3:56 am

        • It most certainly is… I may not advertise it as such these days, as some people still make such sweeping statements about not liking HDR, but I think if it’s done subtly then it really can help to enhance a shot, and bring out more of what the human eye sees at the moment the shot was taken… :)

          April 17, 2011 at 4:00 am

  14. I’d love to help you out with a title, but it’s hard to speak when your jaw is hanging wide open…
    what an amazing shot! Just spectacular! :)

    April 14, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    • Lol… Thank you so much… That’s very kind of you to say.. :)

      April 15, 2011 at 7:04 pm

  15. The title certainly works – I have the same trouble sometimes. FAR easier to take the picture in the first place. Like you said, it’s better to let the picture speak for itself. I love the willows in this shot. Very nice. I love the subtle HDR look – so natural and visually inviting, like I’m there in the scene.

    April 15, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    • Thanks EF, It certainly does form one of the more difficult aspects of creating a post… Thanks so much for the compliment..

      April 15, 2011 at 7:10 pm

  16. A very well done HDR, Bri.

    Yeah, titles and even postings are tough. Sometimes I just stare at the screen with complete writer’s block! Makes you really appreciate the ones that come easy!

    I’d call it…Bridge to Paradise

    April 15, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    • Thanks Tracy, well that would work for a title for sure… I stared at this one for far too long and came up with a few options, but nothing really grabbed me… Glad you like the shot… :)

      April 15, 2011 at 7:12 pm

  17. What a great view that is – so calm and peaceful so the Zen like title is rather apt!

    Sorry for going missing for a while, I’ll do my very bestest to keep up :D

    April 16, 2011 at 9:56 am

    • Haha… Thanks Brian, and you’re not the only one who has been awol…Apologies too for that..

      April 16, 2011 at 6:42 pm

  18. Lovely photo. I hear you on the lack of title inspiration, happens to me all the time, especially if I am trying to be SEO conscious. I too would love to walk around with a “dot dot dot” card, and yes just 3 as that’s what I use.
    I am mending well enough thanks for your concern. It’s amazing what you can do with one hand sometimes accompanied by 3 extra fingers. By the end of the crepes I had strawberry juices and chocolate sauce on my bandaged fingers. But it got done. My muscles have gotten good at just keeping those two fingers out of the way, will need to be fixed later.

    Anyway have a lovely weekend

    April 16, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    • Thanks so much Anna… Lol.. Yeah I guess three may suffice… Glad to hear you’re on the mend… even if you are a bit messier.. lol.. :D

      Have a wonderful weekend too… :)

      April 16, 2011 at 6:45 pm

  19. There’s a reason I tend to have place names as titles – it’s a lot easier! :P

    April 19, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    • Haha… You’re certainly not kidding there… I do think that sometimes though a catchy title can compliment a shot though… :)

      April 22, 2011 at 8:30 pm

  20. Pretty amazing photo. You could just call it Untitled. And the next time you can’t come up with a name you can go with Untitled II

    April 26, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    • Lol… So true, but then I’d have to remember where exactly I was on the “untitled” scale… ;)
      Thanks NM… :)

      April 27, 2011 at 9:22 pm

  21. I think the silent title speaks for itself :)
    I love the photograph, it so beautiful!

    May 16, 2011 at 9:22 am

    • Thank you so much for your compliment and comment… :)

      May 17, 2011 at 11:16 pm

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