Post your mistakes here ...

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  1. Sirius Glass

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    Need I say more?
     
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    Mess-transit

    Not exactly sure where you are going with this thread but here is a recent mistake. I was trying to put together a photo for 'Transit' in the MSA. The idea was to have our horses lined out jogging through a gate with a medium shutter speed to show motion. What really happened: my overexcited 12 year old boy got them got them on the run and spread out. The running horses also agitated a nearby bull (normally very passive) who dashed towards me. No photographer was hurt in the shooting of this mistake.

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    Bronica RF645 (first roll); Ilford fp4+ ; DD-x; scanned negative.
     
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    I'm just waiting for someone to post either their wedding photo or pictures of their kids... :D
     
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    The fact that I got into photography in the first place. I could have taken up knitting.
     
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    I'm still looking for a picture of my ex-wife, but when I find one I'll be sure to post it!
     
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    I get compliments on this photo. It was a mistake that I rolled with. I don't think I can recreate it if I tried honestly.

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    Here are Robert Frank's proof sheets from The Americans. Lots of trash, also lots of nice shots that didn't make the book.

    https://danieldteolijrarchivalcolle...bert-frank-the-rejected-americans-you-choose/

    Now, I shoot lots of trash, but I don't keep it, I trash it. So don't have any handy. Trash can come about to haunt you on the internet. Another reason not to glorify it online...just show your best work. Of course this only applies if you are trying to make something out of yourself with your photography.
     
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    I made this mistake with developing sheet film in a Combi-Plan tank.
    I was told that 6 sheet films in one carrier could give problems. I never gave it much thought, up until this accident a fully filled carrier was working fine for me. Then one day this happened...! From here on I only loaded four films into one carrier, because if you load six sheet films they can "stick" to each other and the part that sticks doesn't develop/stop/fix. So no development is what happened at the black spot.


    About the shot:

    Polder in late summer/early autumn 2009 in the south of The Netherlands near the Belgian border.
    This polder is part of a nature compensation project. In the coming years this farmland will be given back to nature an will turn into wetland by taking away the dyke you see in the photo. Behind the dyke is the Westerschelde.

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    Obviously a UFO! The Martians are coming! The Martians are coming! We will all be killed!
     
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    Just did a mistake earlier today. The first one in a very long time and ID-11 has always been very consistent in the many years I have used it so that was out of the question. Wanted to develop my Fomapan 400 in ID-11 at 1-3 instead of my usual 1-1. Did not think at the time the temp and minutes timing should not be the same, 22 minutes at 22C does not leave much grayscale to work with, Vivid blacks to be sure but not much in between. In a rush of course with some negatives I was looking forward to seeing.
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    Limiting myself to photography, mistakes made over 60 years would compile a list that would overload this site. Very seldom does life proceed without a hitch. You name the photographic mistake, at some time I did it.
     
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    As Mark Twain remarked, even God made a mistake and created people and tried to rectify mistake by creating chimpanzees.
     
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