Beautiful Mistakes: Serendipity

Challenge #11 in the Ways of Seeing series. Hosted by jezsik.
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Sometimes you focus your lens on one thing but end up with an image of something entirely unexpected. It may be due to an incorrect setting (e.g. mis-focused) or something happening within the frame that you couldn't anticipate (e.g. a new element entered the frame). For this challenge, describe the shot you had intended and explain how the resulting image differs. This is not about how the subject suddenly moved or changed (e.g. the subject made a funny face at you), but how something totally fortuitous occurred. Important, you MUST provide an explanation or be disqualified (see additions rules).
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Dreaming of Caerfai Bay
by LucyBDA
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I had set my camera on a boulder on Caerfai Bay to photograph the disappearing light at the end of the day, but then half way through the exposure a wave came I had to sweep my camera away out of danger!
Submitted: Saturday, 3rd October, 2009 14:23 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 21st February, 2009
Focal length: 10 mm
Shutter speed: 1 sec
Aperture: F22
ISO: 100
Views: 2455
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