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Old Jan 3, 2012, 11:47 AM   #1
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Default Wild Card -- Accidental Rose

I call this "Accidental Rose" because the way it turned out was entirely by accident. I shot this many years ago with a Minolta SRT-101A 35mm film camera. At the time I shot the photo, I didn't realize that the lens was not locked in place and, in fact, was rotated away from the lock position by about 20˚. This skewed the metering by about 2 f-stops. This photo is the result. No post processing.



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Old Jan 3, 2012, 9:03 PM   #2
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Very pretty! Amazing that you got such a wonderful shot when it was taken under such conditions. That's one of the things about photography I love - while I'm beginning to be able to plan/choose settings and lenses that will get me what I envision, there's always those times when things go "wrong" and I end up with something better than what I had been aiming for.
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Old Jan 4, 2012, 2:52 AM   #3
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very nice some times it just works
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Hi Cal,

A wonderful story as well as a beautiful outcome.

Reminds me of something that happened to me which I'll post in a new thread.

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My "accidents" usually don't turn out this nicely
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Old Jan 4, 2012, 11:15 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone for your comments. I've had numerous "accidents" in my film days but none turned out as well as this one. I lost an entire day of shooting once because the film leader failed to engage the take up sprocket...shot 36 pictures on one frame!

Digital cameras eliminated most of the film camera "goofs" but introduced an array of their own problems and quirks.

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The photo turned out very nice. Just out of curiosity, how did you determine that the metering was skewed by 2 f-stops? It seems quite e large number meaning that if the lens was properly attached, the image would have been either way under or over exposed since it looks nicely exposed as is.
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The photo turned out very nice. Just out of curiosity, how did you determine that the metering was skewed by 2 f-stops? It seems quite e large number meaning that if the lens was properly attached, the image would have been either way under or over exposed since it looks nicely exposed as is.
This image was shot during the day under bright sunlight. You will notice that the background is dark. I didn't actually measure the amount of error. I no longer have that camera so I can't test it. 2 f-stops is an estimate.

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Understand. The background is dark but the rose is properly exposed.
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