Show Us Your Accidental Photography

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    Back in the "olden days" of film, I noticed that many of the wasted frames that occurred from loading the camera and then advancing the film 2 or 3 frames without paying any attention as to what I was shooting had some interesting photographic and near abstract qualities. Since that time I've digitized and saved many of these "wasted" frames to give me something to experiment with on rainy days. Even with my digital camera, I find that once in a while I will accidentally hit the shutter button, waste a digital frame, and still come up with some interesting images. However, I can't take any credit for the images. They were completely the idea of my camera.

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    So all of these "goofs" have been saved in a folder I call "Accidental Photography". Here are a couple examples of "wasted" frames that after some Photoshoping and TLC still have visual appeal and interest. Well... at least to me.

    Do you have any similar experiences in Accidental Photography?

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    This shot, I was with some friends downtown and heard sirens, so I set up the shot if they came down where I was, well they did come down the road, and I clicked the shutter open for the say 30 sec exposure, but when the trucks went by so fast, I picked up the tripod and turned it 180 degrees WHILE THE SHUTTER WAS STILL OPEN!

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    That's it.

    An accidentally PERFECT picture.

    Way to go.

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    Hmmmm.....I've got an "accident" that I just love. Hope you do too!




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    I might have to stop deleting my accidental photos, some of these are rather spectacular.
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    Feel the rythym of Sue's picture?

    Nice accidental art.

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    My girlfriend didn't know what long exposure was, so she clicked a picture, and the camera kept going, and she didn't know what it was doing so she turned it around, and looked at it, moving it around a while. Lol. This was the result.
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    Accidental art at its best. Nice goof.

    Here's one I shot at a night softball game when I thought the camera was set for shutter priority, but it was actually in aperture priority mode. The pitcher's parents loved the picture. Of course, I took the creative credit. It's in their living room.

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    You just never know. Another interesting failure.

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    At the risk of loosing all photographic credibility, here's another one of my leader frames from loading and advancing my old film camera.

    Has a sort of 1920s feeling about it.

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