***Mini Challenge #574: Favorite Mistake***

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***Mini Challenge #574: Favorite Mistake***

Mina won the last Mini-Challenge with a reflection on a photo. I won by using the wrong white balance. Show us your "Favorite Mistake" Anything that you personally like. If you wish, you can describe why you like it and what the mistake was. It is OK to post process the mistake into something you like.

This Challenge will be judged on a purely subjective basis - what happens to appeal to me.

This Mini-Challenge 574 begins Wednesday January 22, 2020 at 18:00 Hawaii Standard Time and ends at 18:00 PM HST on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

1. Submit a maximum of 3 Entries to win and/or as many Exhibits as you wish.

2. Photos must have been taken by you but can be from any camera.

3. There are no restrictions on processing or on composite shots - all are acceptable. It's the image that counts, not how it was produced. Post processing and modification can be as light as you like, all the way up to fully abstract or composite images.

4. Please state in the header of your post, whether your images they are an "Entry" or an "Exhibit". Non-labelled submissions will be assumed to be Exhibits.

5. It's best to post all images using the "Reply to thread" button below this first post. This makes collating the entries and exhibits much easier, but images sometimes need to be posted in comments when sub-threads develop, to keep the sense of the conversation going, so I will hunt right through the posts looking for valid images.

6. At the end of this challenge, I will announce First, Second and Third places from the Entries in a separate RESULTS thread, and I may select some other submissions, entries or exhibits, for Honorable Mentions.

Grand Prize: The First Place winner becomes the host of the next challenge and has 3 days to begin it. The winner can respond to the challenge setter with a forum post or PM. If that individual doesn't respond in 3 days, or has to decline to serve, the Second Place winner becomes the next host. If that individual declines to serve, the Third Place winner becomes the next host.

Some Examples:

The mistake here is obvious, it is out of Focus.  But I still like the way the light fades on the right and the pattern of the lights.

This was stitched from two photos.  The upper photo had a horrible blue cast that I could not fix except by turning it to black and white.  It is my favorite because Leslie is in the photo taking a photo of the Duomo.  She is the tiny white speck with a scarf looking up.

This was shot with the camera set to sunlight in an incandescent lit area.  The yellow color made the stars look golden. St Francis Road, Jerusalem, Israel.

Again , the wrong light balance.  Orange morning light taken with the white balance set to fluorescent.  The long exposure smooths out the water and sky.

Shot from the hip, the slant was a mistake.  But It does add dynamism to the image.

OK folks, show my your favorite mistakes.



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