A Beautiful Slip of the Camera.

Sometimes I work so hard to take the “best possible” photos … that I neglect to see the beauty in my photographic “mistakes”. This became clear to me when I was searching out a photo for today’s blog post. I simply wanted to announce the winner of the “Name This Photo Giveaway” … and to find a photo that would somehow connect to the giveaway photo:

I must have deleted a hundred “ho-hum” photos from my hard drive in the process of searching out a photo that would fit today’s intended agenda. Then I saw this one:

And it spoke to me in a new way. I was just about to delete it when I noticed that it held some unexpected and unintended beauty. This photo was a total accident … it was a slip of the camera … and with a few Photoshop fixes … I have come to love it. So, I will try to remember that beautiful, captivating images cannot always be captured by strict adherence to method and process … sometimes they just happen … and they are all the more beautiful because of it. (That goes for SO much else in our lives, doesn’t it?).

Anyhow, I am not certain how that thought ties into the announcement of the winning title for the giveaway contest … but without further ado … here is the moment that some of you have been waiting for … the winning title of the toy boat photo is … “Ti Bato Yo” submitted by Chapter Two Manmi . The title is in Creole and translates to “Little Boats” (it is pronounced “Tsee BAH-toe Yoh.”). I just love it.

So, Thank You K! And I look forward to sending you a reward for your submission.

All the title offerings were great … and I hope to do this again. You guys are so much fun 🙂 Thank you for participating.

Enjoy your weekend … with all its beautiful “mistakes” … Talk to ya on Monday.


P.S. My husband just told me that he finds the bubble photo “creepy” and “a little spooky”. Hmm. Everyone’s a critic!

Jodi Renshaw

About Jodi Renshaw

Jodi is a homeschooling Mom, a photographer, a wife, and a proud resident of the city of Bangor. She spends part of her time working at a locally-owned shop in the downtown area, part of her time homeschooling her favorite young man, and most of her time behind a camera lens. She often writes about adoption, family life, homeschooling, and community.