Thursday, 12 January 2012

Accidental Abstracts

Accidental AbstractEverybody has them. Little "accidents". The sort of "accidents" that turn out to be pretty interesting, even if they don't quite fit in with the main theme of a shoot. In the movies, they call them outtakes. In the case of American television, bloopers. I call mine Accidental Abstracts.

Sometimes I tripped the shutter accidentally when I took a camera off of the tripod. Sometimes I tripped it by mistake when I was checking a lens. Sometimes I forgot the camera was set to a time delay.

In most of these cases, the images recorded were junk. In a very few cases, the images look good enough that I thought I should claim that they were planned. You know, that they are "the product of my genius"!

I wish.

In any case, here are eight images that caught my eye.


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While this next image is not accidental, it didn't really fit anywhere else, so I parked it in this post. It is a shot of a bootleg firework set off on New Year's Eve. I saw what was going on and managed to quickly get my camera up to my eye in time to make the capture. Luckly, the composition worked.

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Here is a quick index of my Postcard blog articles for this trip:

My post about some Accidental Abstracts I made during this trip is here.

My post about skiing in Oslo and some Postcards taken with my phone's camera is here.

My post about a side trip I made to Uppsala, Sweden and some early morning streetscapes I made is here.

My post about a fabulous stay I had at Brumma, a cabin above the tree line in Brummastølen, is here.

My post about the wonderful Norwegian Christmas Eve tradition of lighting a candle at the grave of family is here.

My post about my adventure in a hut up in the boreal forest canopy is here.

My post about a wonderful little church I discovered while up above the Arctic Circle is here.

My post about the commonality of fishing between Norway and Newfoundland is here.

My post about being above the Arctic Circle during the polar night is here.

My post about the Nobel Peace Prize fakkeltog is here.


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