“It’s a bizarre but wonderful feeling, to arrive dead center of a target you didn’t even know you were aiming for.”
—Lois McMaster Bujold
Serendipitous. Why? Because you were happy enough with the bright view of the red, white and yellow-orange lobster shack on the Maine waterfront, and about to push the shutter, when a boy in a red, white and yellow-orange striped shirt suddenly came into frame, to claim his lobster roll and fries, pausing right next to the matching chips.
And your photo suddenly went from being just fine to having that extra, extra zing of serendipity that makes a shot an image. ♣
“Look for that extra detail that makes a shot an image.”
Take at look at another image with that bit of unexpected zing here.Find out about the surprising etymology, and serendipitous beginning of serendipity in 1754, here.
YES! It could have been a nice shot, but suddenly it got IT! Wonderful!
Thank you, Ninna. Ever have that experience yourself?
Yes I actually have! Maybe not that obvious, but I have afterwards found something that wasn’t meant to be in a picture, which just made it so much more,