keeping mistakes

this photo, first shared here, was a mistake:

last petal

i did only a couple of things correctly as i went to take the photo:

  • turn camera on.
  • turn macro setting on.

check and check! :-)

here’s what i did incorrectly:

  • forgot to turn flash off.
  • put finger partially on flash. (oops)

both of which led to that neat effect. no other retouching done, other than putting those rounded corners and my watermark on the image. the photo was actually taken during daylight and it would have looked like this if i didn’t make those mistakes (my 2nd attempt at the photo):

last petal light

i like the first version better.

last petal dark

i think i will aspire to this quotation…

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams

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8 Responses to keeping mistakes

  1. Angie says:

    I definitely like the original version better. The contrast is amazing, and the flower stands out so much better with the dark background.

  2. ~*~Patty says:

    Great quote … SO true … and me thinks there are no mistakes ;)
    both pics are lovely … sweet fuzzy hairs … super duper closeups!

  3. googiemomma says:

    not a mistake. you MEANT to do that. you’re just an awesome photographer like that.

  4. Dvora says:

    It took me a long time to learn that when I was crafting. I love the first photo.

  5. Ann says:

    What a happy accident and I love the quote.

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