For those of you who are photographers, you might be able to relate with this post.
Photography is a hobby (job/career, whatever you call it) where one reacts to situations, or sets something up and gets some amazing pictures. Alas, sometimes you miss that shot that really screams at you. And, other times, you get shots you never intended on getting, whether it’s something you didn’t realize you shot or something you did that made for a cool image, many “great” shots are full unintended.
Other times, those unintended images are something you were hoping to get — but didn’t think you really captured it. Then, when checking things out, you realize you did get it, which makes the photo day even more successful.
So, below, I’m going to share five of the more recent unintended shots I’ve taken. I’ll explain each below, but it’s a mixture of shots I was hoping to get and ones I didn’t realize I got. That’s the beauty of photography — you can snap and snap away and get some awesome stuff.
1 – Disc crashing the chains
I took so many shots this day. Several hundred to be exact. My goal was to get the disc seemingly in mid-air, but deep into the chains. I had been laying on the ground aiming up, because of the blue sky, and thought I had taken a few neat shots, but when I saw this one I knew I had captured something beyond what I had planned to do. It was definitely an unintended result.
2. Sap house
I’ve posted this photo before, but I truly love it. My goal was a long-exposure shot to show a friend’s sap house. In fact, I was irritated with myself for leaving the door open. I actually have several others with the door closed as it was what I originally wanted. Then I got home and saw this shot and couldn’t believe how cool it was. The sky, the door open and Gid working on some sap. Talk about an unintended, but awesome result.
3. Oh no!
This shot will forever be one of my all-time favorites. I was taking photos of my friends’ kid playing on a tractor. Something happened and he did the “oh no” sort of thing. I was snapping away and this is one of the shots that I got. Unintended, but one I’m glad happened!
4. Blurry flag
Boy did I mess this shot up. I was setting up for something totally different. It was at a 2CW wrestling show and it was during the Sgt. Slaughter match. I messed up on focus. I never really delete photos on the fly, so I didn’t realize how much I liked the shot until I got it on my computer. Something about it really makes it one I like. And highly unintended!
5. Faster than a …
I shot a couple of days of target practice with some friends and wanted to see about getting a bullet coming out of the gun. But for those who have ever shot, you know how fast a bullet comes out. So getting this image would prove to be hard. I took many shots in rapid fire and was pretty sure I didn’t get anything. Thankfully, I was wrong.
I really do love the unintended images one gets when shooting photos. It really proves the point that you can’t always take the time to look at the back of the camera and the screen. Just keep shooting and you’ll get some amazing results.
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