Happy Accidents

Story time. I just got a few rolls back from the lab. While looking through them, I noticed something odd. Somehow, I got a double exposure on two shots. The first was completely ruined. To my horror, I remembered that one of the shots I was most looking forward to seeing was the next one I had taken on the roll. A beautiful building off the coast of Ensenada with a mountain in the background. I was disappointed at first, but the more I looked at that second shot, with some fence posts bleeding in to it, the more I liked it. It actually came together nicely and adds an other-worldly vibe to the landscape. This is a good example of the raw, unpredictable nature of film which I love. Something may seem like a mistake, but we usually look at a mistake as that which doesn't go according to plan. Well guess what, you don't have a perfect plan and some of those mistakes may actually improve the finished product. I usually like to take credit for these happy accidents, but in the spirit of transparency, I'll let this one go. This shot would have been good regardless, but it's that much better because of a technical "mistake."