Mistakes Will Be Made

NoActuallyFail, originally uploaded by carolsLittleWorld.

So, the other day, I get this very nice, polite email from somebody asking me to submit my “digital mistakes” for an upcoming book on mistakes that cameras can make. While I’m flattered that they think my images are good enough to include in a book, I’m wondering how they got my name. I mean, did somebody actually sit there and say, “oh, send one to *her* she makes a lot of mistakes. She’s always making mistakes, in fact, I bet she has lots of them. Put her at the top of the list.” Well, take that you….HA! Oh wait, nevermind, scratch that. (Actually, It looks like somebody already did. That’s for that, Mr. Sensor, I asked you for pixels and you gave me so much more.)

I used to think that digital mistakes were horrible looking. I mean, who would want to look at this thing? But then, when I think about it, look at it again, it’s kind of graphical, what with the stripes and all. I bet some of them are going to be really interesting, don’t you? I’m actually looking forward to seeing some of them, some of these so called mistakes people have made.

Of course, not actually any of mine, right?

Until next time…

PS Oh and, in case you’re wondering, no, my camera’s not actually Borked, it just does this every so often-maybe when it gets tired or if I’ve set something the wrong way. Hey, I guess, even cameras need a break every now and again, right?


  1. mythopolis
    July 14, 2009 / 4:08 pm

    Sometimes learning from ones mistakes means trying to figure out how make that same mistake again!

  2. Carol
    July 14, 2009 / 6:42 pm

    Oh isn't that the truth? I bet there's not an easy way to get the look of something like this without restoring to much effort. On the other hand, bad CF or a Borked sensor will produce this very easily.

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