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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Sleeping Child
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While taking some pics of my grandchild as she was sleeping and using a flash mounted on my K20 for fill, this one pic the flash did not fire. The lighting was just back lighting from my bay window. This was the best pic of the series of pics I took that day and has changed the way I look at available lighting.
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Submitted: Sunday, 4th October, 2009 14:22 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 17th May, 2009
Focal length: 35 mm
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 100
Notes: "Flash did not fire"
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