This week’s photo challenge is all about focus. The photo above is one of my biggest disappointments because I really thought that this photo I took of a black bear would surely be in focus.
We were driving the road between Honeymoon Bay and Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island. It is a road with many turns and at this point, as we rounded a corner, I saw the black bear on the hill above the road, way too close to consider getting out of the car. Husband did not want to stop the car because it was just past the corner and who knows when a car will come. But it was a stop the car moment, so I rolled down the window and took this photo. What a disappointment when I uploaded the photo and saw that the bear was blurry.. if only I would have been a few feet further on, if only there was a place to pull over, if only I could have had more time, if only husband would have turned the car engine off. After taking the photo the bear headed into the bushes and we drove off, and as we did so another car rounded the corner behind us.
This is one of the few bears we have seen since moving to Vancouver Island almost 6 years ago.. all things considered, I guess I should be happy to have been able to get any kind of photo.
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