A too quick adjustment on my digital camera led to this unplanned image. Late day light was quickly disappearing and I was trying to find a low light setting on the camera when I basically gave up and snapped a few shots. I knew the exposure would not capture the actual lighting condition but what it did capture was a view full of interesting movement, forms and light.
Shimmering orange-yellow light images along the waterside restaurant was not something I considered would be play an important part of the image. The rocking of the watertaxi shook these forms just enough to add movement–something I would never have captured if the boat stood still. The washed-out whites and greys of the background gives a mysterious looking sense of place.
It’s amazing how my fumbling with technology contributed to an accidental image that proved to be more exciting than had I found that right camera setting. I’ve seen it time and again with artists who try to find exactness when in reality a more casual, uncontrolled approach would have produced a much more captivating image. Next time, I’ll take some of my own advice and remember to think less and go with the flow.