Is this a piece of Art or a Mistake?

Even when you think you know it all, you’re gonna make mistakes.  Most of the time, you recently changed your setting to try something artistic and forgot about it.  Next picture is bad.  At least it is not what you intended to do.  This is the story of this picture.  It used a shutter speed of 0.6 second.  Way to slow for a carriage rapidly approaching.  This being said, it is interesting.  Some might find it very nice.  Myself I love it and just ordered a print of it to show in my house.

Should you want to try this, use a slow shutter speed and play with moving subjects, move the camera, zoom in or out.  You could be amazed with the result.  This is not an exact science.  I tried and tried again to reproduce the effect without succeeding.  I did get a lot of cool shot though some of them looking like art pieces.

I took this picture in Granada, Nicaragua while attending The Giving Lens photo workshop with the kids at Empowerment International.

For more information on the amazing work that Empowerment International is doing, please visit their website:

For more information on the work done by +Colby Brown at The Giving Lens, their workshop around the world enabling you to  explore, document and work hand in hand to help make a difference with the local communities, please visit their website.

The Giving Lens is returning to Nicaragua in February 2013 with +Jay Patel +Valerie Patel and +Michael Bonocore .  This gonna be a wonderful experience for those of you that are part of it.

Scott Adams once said:”Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”  I will keep this one!

About yourself, were you gladly surprised by a mistake you did?  Share it with us using the Comments option.