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    Images of mistakes - good or bad..

    when I browse the images in here, I always find the perfect ones...

    Am I the only one that frequently makes mistakes?

    And am I the only one that gets images out of these mistakes that actually turns out better than without the mistake?

    Let's see your mistakes.

    The ones that actually work (explain the mistake)
    the ones that doesn't (maybe no explanation is needed...... )

    I'll start with two images that I think works.

    First a double exposure on a 8x10 slide. (there is about 1,5 hours between the two exposures...)

    An expensive mistake, but I so like the result..



    Then another double exposure (9x12).
    I wanted to make two images of Kala, standing dressed and then naked in the same pose. But forgot which side of the cassette I exposed...

    Here's the result



    (PS: I also have plenty of mistakes that doesn't work at all.. some quite funny )

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    Re: Images of mistakes - good or bad..

    cool mistakes!
    Here's a 2x exposure a few hours apart. Doesn't scan well and I haven't tried to print it yet. 135mm lens on both, I think.
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    Re: Images of mistakes - good or bad..

    Tara, 1988.

    Shot with a 4x5 Sinar Alpina. I should have noticed that Tara's fingers were covering each end of the headline. Instead of "Bush routs Dukakis," it is "ush routs Dukaki."

    I filed the picture away because of this mistake. However, I plan to resurect it. I'll admit it was an amusing accident. Or I'll say it was completely intentional.
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    Re: Images of mistakes - good or bad..

    Quote Originally Posted by vinny View Post
    cool mistakes!
    Here's a 2x exposure a few hours apart. Doesn't scan well and I haven't tried to print it yet. 135mm lens on both, I think.
    that's a beautiful mistake!

    I once made a big exhibition in the museum of photography here in Denmark, and I called it "UPS - De Luxe"...

    About 250 images on display - all mistakes. And a great success!

    More - let's see more!

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    Re: Images of mistakes - good or bad..

    Quote Originally Posted by vinny View Post
    cool mistakes!
    Here's a 2x exposure a few hours apart. Doesn't scan well and I haven't tried to print it yet. 135mm lens on both, I think.
    What a beautiful image. This is NOT a mistake , but a very happy accident!

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    Re: Images of mistakes - good or bad..

    Quote Originally Posted by vinny View Post
    cool mistakes!
    Here's a 2x exposure a few hours apart. Doesn't scan well and I haven't tried to print it yet. 135mm lens on both, I think.
    There's a real Jerry Uelsmann feel to that one. I like it!

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    Re: Images of mistakes - good or bad..

    All right - here's one REAL stupid (but funny) mistake:

    I knew I wanted to bleach/scratch the background, so I needed some light to remove later...

    I wanted to use flash on the background, and then paint with light on the models...

    I bent down to manually tricker the flash, forgetting how big my as# actually is.......

    No way to save this - but good to show students on how NOT to do it....


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    Re: Images of mistakes - good or bad..

    As a newbie I could hang out in this thread forever! This is a mistake that doesn't make anything any better, actually more than one mistake. I won't include the other hundred or so in the past few months as I get to grips with large format.
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    Re: Images of mistakes - good or bad..

    bump

    C'mon, how about a few more?

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