53 Hilarious Photos Taken at Just the Right Moment

Have you ever seen a fire-breathing dog or a headless gymnast? Check out this album of shots showing perfect timing as well as some forced perspective shots that trick our brains into seeing something that’s not quite right. Thrown in are some beautiful photos of natural phenomena where the only way to have captured it would have been through a combination of patience and luck:

How can you use forced perspective in your own photography? Try to view objects not for what they are but for what they could be, like a moon that is a stepping stone or a glowing sun that’s a soccer ball. Always have your camera ready; you never know when something interesting might happen!

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3 Comments

  1. For each image:
    — Who created it?
    — Who owns it?
    — How does one ask to share it?

    Practical advice: the “perfect moment” ones are easier to capture by pulling a frame of video.

    (Not that digital video contains frames. It’s usually encoded as RGB intensity changes within virtual scan lines, but software can be used to simulate pulling a frame.)

  2. Oh, and thank you for sharing this post.

  3. Janzo says:

    Great photos! However I suspect the eagle with contrails might be composite .. lighting on the eagle doesn’t look right.

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