I saw a flock of birds land across the street so I grabbed my camera. What I wanted to do was get a shot of them against the plain sky with a slow shutter speed so that the birds were blurred in flight. I set the shutter speed to 1/15 sec, not thinking about the fact that the image would be over exposed. I also didn’t realize that the birds were going to stay low and not fly up high enough in the sky. What I got is what you see … over exposed with excessive camera motion and everything blurred. Since they flew before I got close enough I also had to crop the image and re-size it in LR5. You have to click on the picture and view it in a larger size to really see the birds.
Since I still liked the effect I decided to show it to you anyway. I would also like to make the point that there is really no such thing as failure, just a lesson learned.