Outtakes

For every great photo, there are 5 (or 10) goofy, mediocre, or bad ones. Presented here for your entertainment, here are some of the photos that I took this year that didn't quite make the cut in my regular posts.

Lights, Camera, Action
Action shots are hard. If you've ever tried to get a good photo of a twirl, you know exactly what I'm talking about. We love them because they're dynamic and fun (and a great way to show off a full skirt), but when they go wrong... Well, you'll see.

Oh, the high kick. It's one of my favorite kind of photos when it comes off, but sometimes it looks like I spent too many of my formative years watching The Karate Kid.

Oh, the high kick. It's one of my favorite kind of photos when it comes off, but sometimes it looks like I spent too many of my formative years watching The Karate Kid.

I think the tough face is what really sells it. 

I think the tough face is what really sells it. 

A picture of beauty and grace in motion. As we would have said in the 90s - not.

A picture of beauty and grace in motion. As we would have said in the 90s - not.

Ready to take flight.

Ready to take flight.

Just goes to show, a jump shot isn't much easier. My hair, my glasses, and my dress all look like they're ready to jump ship.

Just goes to show, a jump shot isn't much easier. My hair, my glasses, and my dress all look like they're ready to jump ship.

Face of an Angel
You know those photos where there's something weird going on with your dress or in the background, but your face is looking so good you just crop it like crazy and run with it? Yeah, these are like the opposite of that. 

The waterfalls of iceland are one of the natural wonders of the world. They're beautiful. Let's just assume I was so overwhelmed by the majesty that I couldn't control the muscles of my face.

The waterfalls of iceland are one of the natural wonders of the world. They're beautiful. Let's just assume I was so overwhelmed by the majesty that I couldn't control the muscles of my face.

Sometimes I can look a bit sleepy in my photos. I may have overcorrected here.

Sometimes I can look a bit sleepy in my photos. I may have overcorrected here.

Give us a kiss, then.

Give us a kiss, then.

She-Hulk Smash!

She-Hulk Smash!

I may have chosen the wrong moment to try and make sure my necklace was straight.

I may have chosen the wrong moment to try and make sure my necklace was straight.

This one is kind of a classic. I call it my "full body derp."

This one is kind of a classic. I call it my "full body derp."

Wardrobe Malfunctions
"Ouch." 
   -- My Dignity

I guess this is why we wear a slip.

I guess this is why we wear a slip.

Yep, this is definitely why we wear a slip.

Yep, this is definitely why we wear a slip.

What is this I don't even
Some things are just inexplicable. 

Oh hey. Just hanging out in this pile of snow.

Oh hey. Just hanging out in this pile of snow.

Creative posing is one of my hallmarks, but sometimes creativity isn't always an asset.

Creative posing is one of my hallmarks, but sometimes creativity isn't always an asset.

Ok, this one I'm blaming on Brian.

Ok, this one I'm blaming on Brian.

And this is why we point our legs away from the camera.

And this is why we point our legs away from the camera.

Ok, this one is also on Brian. 

Ok, this one is also on Brian. 

Check out my shoes! And this pile of leaves.

Check out my shoes! And this pile of leaves.

Bonus: Putting my legs up on things and making faces
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