The Accidental Filter

This has never happened to me before. But I went out for a walk last night with my kids and brought my camera along, since I haven't taken it with me in a while. But we walked for a while, and I pulled the camera out of it's case and took the cap off, ready to take a picture, and I went to look at the one that I just took, I noticed that it looked fuzzy. Immediately I freaked out, thinking I/someone/thing broke my camera. Who would pay for this??  Luckily, the world was safe, it was just condensation on the lens. Going from the cold, AC-full comfort of the house and out into the hot, humid, hot heat of the outside created a little cloud on the lens itself. Crisis averted. Thank you science.

But I was still sort of bummed that I wouldn't be able to take pictures on this outing. Then I noticed the light hitting the trees in such a cool way that I figured, what the hell, I'll take some pictures anyway. Maybe the effect will be cool, maybe not. But it wouldn't hurt to snap a few anyway.

Anyway, I went to load them on to my computer today, and realized, they didn't look half bad. They actually turned out really cool looking. Sort of like everything turned into a mystical dream world. So I thought I'd share a few with everyone. I don't think they would have turned out so great had it not been late in the day and the light hadn't been so dramatic. So the light was on my side this time around.

Lesson learned: take pictures no matter what.

ISO800, 18mm, f/4.5 (probably could have been smaller aperture in hindsight), 1/160

A few more photos like this can be found in the "Every Day Photo Opps" album. Check 'em out!