I have been a fan of Diane Arbus's work - both her photographs and her writings, her thoughts about photography and life - for decades. Among her profound observations about the nature of what photography is, is this passage: "The thing that's important to know is that you never know. You're always sort of feeling your way....you don't put into a photograph what's going to come out. Or, vice versa, what comes out is not what you put in. I never have taken a picture I've intended. They're always better or worse." I think as photographers, we've all had variations of this experience. You think you are going to photograph one thing, or photograph a subject in a certain way, but it comes out completely differently than you imagined or pictured...or intended. So, the subject of this Challenge is exactly that: a photograph that in some way comes out completely differently than what you originally intended. I realize this is a complex challenge, but it also feels like one which gets at the unique nature of what we do, or try to do, as photographers. Any and all interpretations will be accepted and encouraged. The Challenge will run from today, March 25, 2017, for approxiately 3 weeks and end at midnight on Sunday, April 17. I live on the West Coast time zone of the United States, so I will be flexible on the timing of final submissions but anything up to midnight of that Sunday will be accepted. All the usual Challenge RULES will apply, including: 1. Either take pictures that match the nominated theme or select some from your portfolio. You must be the photographer that created the images in order to enter it. 2. Only one entry per salon, please. If you want to withdraw an entry and replace it with another, that is OK, but you must make it clear in the post containing your replacement pictures that this is what you've done. You can add or change the title and add to the edit line to let everyone know. 3. The decision of the curator at the end of the challenge is final - don't give him/her a hard time about it: this is just a friendly photo-challenge, after all! 4. The winner will assume the responsibility of curator for the next Salon Challenge, and as soon as possible post a message in a new thread in the SC Photo Challenges forum, with details of the new theme. Don't forget - that opening message must include a copy of these instructions, which also double as the rules. 5. The curator cannot enter his or her own salon. One final point. Because this Challenge is about what you "intended" vs the photograph that actually "happened", in this case, one or two words or sentences of explanation would probably be helpful, so both myself (the curator) and all those interested, can get a sense of what you had in mind before taking the picture, and how it subsequently changed. Good luck and have fun!