I was just taking the children and my new 50mm f1.4 lens out for an airing in the spot of sunshine we had for all of about 15 minutes yesterday. It is such a lovely little lens and I need to learn its quirks and preferences (man that sucker is FAST - a huge change from my 15-85mm, which I could usually only open up to f5.6 - 1.4 is like magic)
And then I took these photos. Completely by accident. Even with their imperfections, something about them - the zingy colour, the way they capture the sun and the wind and the girl and the dandilion - makes my heart race a bit. they are not technically perfect photos, but they do capture the moment, just perfectly.
I LOVE that- when you download the pictures from your camera and you don't know what you are going to get...I am not a spray and pray photographer - taking 100s of photos and hoping one is good (not that there is anything wrong with that AT ALL, I just don't have the patience to sort through lots of photos). I usually picture what it is I want to capture in my head and make it happen, so when I download I have a pretty good idea of what I am going to get.
Sometimes though, its nice to be surprised.