As an amateur photographer, I often do not know what I am doing. But I believe, there is often value in 'not knowing'. There are even gifts in our mistakes. (What a comfort!)
On a little photo excursion, after playing with the settings on my camera, I came home to find that I had mistakenly set the camera to take all the photos in sepia. I was disappointed as the colours and light had been magnificent and now they were reduced to this faded, almost uniform sepia. I tried to experiment in Picasa to see if I could insert the colours I had seen, to no avail. However, I unwittingly produced the effect you see below. I don't know if you agree, but I find the unanticipated effect quite lovely.
I am learning to follow my mistakes and see where they lead. Sometimes they lead to disappointment, but sometimes, just sometimes.....a delightful surprise emerges.