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[C&C] Photography Mishaps

Discussion in 'Photo Critique' started by snkenai, May 30, 2013.

  1. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    This thread did not start out to be a contest/challenge, but there are some really nice entries. So I have decided to let this thread run until Friday, June 7 (Eastern USA), and pick my favorite, to be announced Sat 8th. And also invite you all, to make a short post, naming yours. No scoring votes. Just the fun of it.

    Post your mishaps, that actually were better ( to your eye) than the intended might have been.

    Example is this one, taken with a not so good long lens with a +1 close-up filter. At first look, it's terrible exposure etc. But after a second look, trying to figure what I messed up, I like it. Here it is OOC except re-sized for posting.

    Your thoughts?

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  2. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    I like it too actually! I think I have some like that, I'll look tonight. Great topic.

    But, another mishap: you spelled "photography" wrong in your title, lol.
     
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
  4. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    Oops, on spelling. I am not very good at it, and try to use spell check. Think I got it corrected.
     
  5. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Absolutely you did -- but the topic was better with it misspelled. It kind of in a way made the point, lol.
     
  6. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    My editors, loosely translated, called all my stuff "Mishaps".
     
  7. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    This one was a totally accidental exposure while fumbling the camera.

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    Deconstruction by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

    On this next one, I didn't know I'd dripped sweat on the filter on the lens... took another one after cleaning and liked this one better.

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    The E-M5 Does Urbex: Soul Sphere's Escaping! by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

    A couple of accidental double exposure on a 1950's medium format camera where the shutter cocking and winding were separate operations because the linkage was broken. Again, I did get non-double exposed of the scenes... but they were boring.

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    Sweepings: The City of the Future by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

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    1955 Mamiya Six Automat: Resistance is Futile - You Will Be Absorbed by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

    This one was from the Letchworth Village Institute for the Feeble Minded and Epileptic in New York. This one as where the tripod wasn't set up right and it slipped. I got some where it didn't and they were boring by comparison. This felt like psychosis to me, and the other was just a picture.

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    Psychotic Break with Mirror and Floral Print by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

    So, I'm not such a creative photographer, lol -- I wasn't TRYING to do these but liked them after they happened. However, I don't try to make photos like this even though I liked them. Go figure.
     
  8. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    The-Arrest---HP-L.
    During the melee and running around I never properly set my shutter speed to 1/60 (Nikon F) and I clipped the top of the head with an unsync-ed flash.
     
  9. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    Not my mishap ... I was concentrating on everything but the subject and didn't notice his mishap.

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  10. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    Time to fess up. I know there are others out there.
     
  11. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    Don
    Hands up

    Just as I took this photo at the Sigur Rós concert (great show) the person in front lifts hands! Actually sort of like the way it came out, but maybe would have been better without the hands.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/90403539@N08/8897904288/" title="sigurros by donlaw200, on Flickr">[​IMG]"800" height="534" alt="sigurros"></a>
     
  12. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Every time I hear their music, I love it. I can just never sit through an entire album> I'll have to give it another go. This shot is very cool. Do you know the name of some soundtrack that one of the members did around 8 years ago...maybe it was the whole band. I remember likiing that one.

    The photo is pretty cool.....hands or no.
     
  13. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    Don
    They have been featured in several soundtracks. I first heard them when I bought the soundtrack to Vanilla Sky.
    Their lead singer, Jonsi, did the soundtrack for We Bought a Zoo last year. That's not the greatest movie, but the soundtrack helps a lot.
     
  14. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

    829
    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
  15. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    One from yesterday while taking the Rolling stone photo (Blur happens too often for my liking but this was sort of liveable with)

     
  16. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    Really like this.
     
  17. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    Jason
    99.9 percent of the photos I take are mishaps. I rarely like anything I take pictures of, LMAO!.
     
  18. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    I remember those years (many)! I may be up to 2 or 3% now. 50+ years of progress!:biggrin:
     
  19. AZK9lover

    AZK9lover SC Regular

    74
    Apr 10, 2011
    Chandler, AZ
    Stan
    This past New Year's Eve I took the X100 thinking I could get some good low light shots, but found out that it was a bit challenging for indoor shots with moving subjects. In the past I haven't been very successful with motion shots, but on hindsight, I felt this shot captured the mood of the night better than it would have been without the motion blur.

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    Dog Bar New Year's Celebration by AZK9lover11, on Flickr
     
  20. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    This thread did not start out to be a contest/challenge, but there are some really nice entries. So I have decided to let this thread run until Friday, June 7 (Eastern USA), and pick my favorite, to be announced Sat 8th. And also invite you all, to make a short post, naming yours. No scoring votes. Just the fun of it.