Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I Call It Serendipity . . .

when I use the wrong camera setting and get a picture that is a black oblong . . . 

but which, tweaked with Fill Light and Auto Contrast,

turns out to be something strange and lovely. . .
perhaps a fairy's-eye view of Nature.

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27 comments:

Ms. A said...

That third photo actually kinda looks like a purple winged fairy.

Vicki Lane said...

I thought so too, Mrs. A . . .

Life has been getting in the way of my blog visiting -- I hope to catch up with all of you tomorrow.

Novice Naturalist said...

Absolutely lovely photos! Hope you remember those 'wrong' settings! This vision is worth repeating.

Witch of Stitches said...

Wonderful and interesting photos!

Martin said...

What I like to call, a happy accident.

Sue P said...

Very lovely - and just a little unsettling.

Am currently reading one of your recommendations - THE STRANGER YOU SEEK. Thoroughly enjoying - it is truly a keep-you-on-the-edge-of-your-seat thriller. Hope it turns into a series. Thanks!

Keep well.

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

Good one! That's a very good mistake...

JJRod'z

dannie said...

Beautiful!

Merisi said...

Serendipity, one of my favorite words, beautifully illustrated here!

I learned that one of the hardest things to do is letting lose, forgeting about trying to take a perfectly exposed picture. ;-)

Pat in east TN said...

Those pictures are neat ... glad you shared your 'mistakes'.

June said...

Delicate and beautiful, and a parable of what's there that we don't SEE.

Elora said...

That's when photography becomes "art!"

Elora

Wayfarin' Stranger said...

There is a quote I like about such: "Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." -- Scott Adams

KarenB said...

I thought that purple thing looked like a fairy as well. Much nicer than the 2 inch big hornets I've been seeing here.

Happy fall!

Jean Baardsen said...

Love these!! At first I thought you'd been playing with Photoshop!

Kath said...

Yeow. Thank you for the photography lesson!
They're gorgeous.

Carol@The Writers Porch said...

I first thought you had started painting! I love it! XO

Louise said...

Those are just lovely. Who would have thought you could have gotten such beauty from a mistake. Hmmm, might be a lesson in there.

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Hello Vicki

Lovely indeed!

I agree with Ms. A--I do see a fairy and I love the quote Wayfarin Stranger shared(must put this one in my quote book).

Have a great day!

Best
Tracy :)

Thérèse said...

Certainly a fun time for the camera!

Brian Miller said...

nice..i love that waterfall of hearts...you did find a bitof magic...

Friko said...

hearts all in a row.
you couldn't have planned it any better.

Bouncin' Barb said...

That is fantastic. Love it!

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Your photos remind me of the arts and crafts period only they didn't have a camera to tweak. Nice. -- barbara

jennyfreckles said...

Very lovely - I like the heart shapes. Most of my best photos are more by luck than judgement but I have never redeemed anything so spectacularly well as these.

Darla said...

These are delightful!

Victoria said...

Wow! I love those photos!