Thursday, April 12, 2012
1. An unforeseen and unplanned event or circumstance
2. Lack of intention or necessity
I am a planner. I like to know what's coming and when it's coming. I feel like all is right with the world when I know what to expect. Even with my photography, I usually spend quite a bit of time thinking about my shots and how to execute them; ultimately how to translate what I see in my head into what ends up in my camera.
On this particular day, it was raining quite hard. I noticed a beautiful reflection in the water on the sidewalk in our front yard. I spent some time thinking not only about how to get my shot, but also how to pull it off without getting myself or my camera wet! I managed to execute successfully and as I was turning to go back inside, I took a quick, unplanned shot, not even bothering to look through the viewfinder. Imagine my surprise when I got back to my computer and found the above "accident" as the result! I don't think I could have pulled this off with even the best planning!
Have you ever had a happy accident? Perhaps a great shot that you didn't plan, but rather the result of something unintentional? Share your story with us and the shot too!
And don't forget to post your "My Favorite Things" photo in our flickr group to have it considered for "In Focus!"
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