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    More "Mistake" Photos

    I've been traveling this week, but wanted to follow up on the interesting thread we had going on last week with blur-as-high-art images.

    Here are two more entries for this emerging category. The first was taken with a lowly Sanyo C4. The second was captured the same night and with the same camera (an Olympus C-60Z) as the alien-through-the-window photo I posted over a week ago.

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    excellent, David! i especially love your "lowly" camera one. total dog devotion. (there is no lowly camera, btw. they are all still magic!)

    you shouldn't have started this thread, though. i've become completely enamoured with my mistakes lately. they seem to express what i'm feeling better than the ones i get right...

    i'm including my favourite "mistake," taken on the GRDII:
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    Re: More "Mistake" Photos

    Fun Mistakes...... Very Cool Will & Cam
    This one is from the GRd. Forgot I was on Scene Mode
    Different than yours
    Unfortunately it misses the other worldliness aspect
    which I do looove in your shots
    but there's Something about this Mistake .....a shot of my pug
    Best, helen

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    Re: More "Mistake" Photos

    Finally, a place for mistakes to live! Here's the accidental shutter trip under my desk lamp.

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    This is a cool thread.

    OK. These are not 100% mistakes, in the sense that it looks like abstract art like some of the above, just far from what was intended.

    1) This one I just pressed the button pointing the camera through a glass. Nothing was intended really. Through a glass darkly, literally.

    2) Had no intention of getting so much sky.

    3) I actually saw the guy coming into the frame, and waited for him. But again the framing was far from what was intended, and the finger on the guitar is just luck.

    My point regarding 1 and 2 is that I'd never frame like that deliberately, but they sort of work (or perhaps not?).

    Helen, that looks really good, but i'd never guess it was a photo of a dog. Somebody commented a while back that this forum is being turned into a pet forum (Guy, i think), but I think this is the first abstract dog photo.

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    I'll have to look through my files to see what I have lurking.

    BTW Helen, until I read the comment in your post I honestly thought your image was a nude study lol (I need to get out more)

    I took these at a party years ago and kept not waiting long enough for the flash to charge up. With hindsight they came out much better than the ones where the flash did fire!

    Aunt and new nephew


    Doting friends and baby


    Father and son


    Broody young couple
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    Re: More "Mistake" Photos

    What a fun thread! These are terrific images.

    Here are a couple more.

    The first was shot with a Panasonic AV-SV50.

    The second was shot with an Olympus E-10. Dodie, the cat, was starting to yawn (it's sad when even your cat is bored by your presence). I was too close -- and didn't have time -- to focus, but figured I would go for the shot anyway.

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    Dave B, Owner-Manager of Texas Showgirls in Wichita Falls, demonstrate technique on under-construction-Main Stage.
    I forgot I was on slow synch flash with my GRD/GW-1

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    Re: More "Mistake" Photos

    Lili, you could submit that one to LOL-Owner-Manager.com (if it existed) with the caption: Imaginary basketball goal.

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    I have been thinking about a thread like this, glad someone else did too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
    Lili, you could submit that one to LOL-Owner-Manager.com (if it existed) with the caption: Imaginary basketball goal.
    LOL, I just snarfed iced tea all over for that analogy, David!
    good one!

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    Re: More "Mistake" Photos

    Quote Originally Posted by meilicke View Post
    I have been thinking about a thread like this, glad someone else did too.
    see, pics like that i totally consider keepers! they truly express the moment better than a technically perfect shot could ever do.

    some people poo-poo these shots but i disagree. they say it's not photography -- phooey, it is! -- and it can be art as well. i think the key is when the blur actually strengthens the image, either the motion or the emotion, ideally both.

    i'm really sitting on my hands here as i have too many that i love and i refuse to hog this thread up at least 5 of my top 30 "most interesting" on flickr are technically flawed (to say the least) as are 3 that made it into explore. go figure.

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    This is one of my "mistake" keepers - HK subway


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    Re: More "Mistake" Photos

    Quote Originally Posted by cam View Post
    see, pics like that i totally consider keepers!

    some people poo-poo these shots but i disagree. they say it's not photography -- phooey, it is! -- and it can be art as well. i think the key is when the blur actually strengthens the image, either the motion or the emotion, ideally both.

    i'm really sitting on my hands here as i have too many that i love and i refuse to hog this thread up at least 5 of my top 30 "most interesting" on flickr are technically flawed (to say the least) as are 3 that made it into explore. go figure.
    Oh put them up Cam........
    Otherwise if you keep sitting on your hands (I'm sure the doctor will disapprove )
    we won't be able to shoot together this May

    To All Mistake Keepers
    Fab photos.......I feel I'm living on a Sci Fi Channel
    best, helen

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    Re: More "Mistake" Photos

    Well, digging around I unearthed this one (happened to set f/11 in aperture priority mode on my Digilux 2. Leica glow?).

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    I usually scrub them before they make it to the card reader, but I knew there was a reason that I couldn't face scrubbing this one.

    Attachment 3248

    It's from my first 'proper' outing with the GX100, and from the hip.

    Paul.

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    Re: More "Mistake" Photos

    mash the button at night.

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    Here is my mistake. It looks movie-like to me.


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