Where are we? The beauty and abstraction of mistakes.

This is why I never delete anything, even the mistake shots.

An accidental exposure of longer than I should have used handheld turned out to be a beautiful abstract of the island forest around me.
An accidental exposure of longer than I should have used handheld turned out to be a beautiful abstract of the island forest around me.

I am sure in the moment I took this photograph and gave the quick “sigh” when it turned out like this, but thankfully I don’t delete anything. You never know what something is going to look like once it is up on your computer screen, so why delete it? It is just like reverting back to film; every shot you take shows up on your proof sheet. The beauty of this is the choices you have when you come to make prints, or in the modern day post images. This is not the typical crisp and serene landscape photo, but a beautiful abstraction on the forest that was around me. You can nearly feel the warmth of the sunshine coming into the corner of the image the fire orange holes in the tree. The tangles of branches and the vibrant greens of the leaves and the nearly violet sky all combine to create a sense of beauty. This is not a bad photograph, but merely a look into the world when time is slowed down. We are being allowed to view the world in a way our eyes simply cannot.

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