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Happy Accidents Rumble ended over 3 years ago

Photo didn't turn up the way you thought it would but still looks awesome? That's what we're looking for! Tell us in great detail what happened and win!

Photo by dreifachzucker

We’ve all been there before. We’ve envisioned a particular shot and once we get it from the photo lab it turns out completely different. It could be they’re out of focus, blurred, or a combination of other things. Most of the time pictures like these are scrapped but every once in a while, a certain one stand out and grows on you. We want to hear all about your experiences with these happy accidents! Write a blog about it and post the link here in the comments. The most popular one gets 15 Piggies while 2 runners-up get 5 each. Good luck!

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written by cruzron

137 comments

  1. neja

    neja

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  2. shurly

    shurly

    To my surprise it turned out!
    http://www.lomograph(…)py-birthday

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  3. veeliss

    veeliss

    http://www.lomograph(…)t-acccident
    Here is mine!
    Most of my Lomos are happy accidents!

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  4. zoezo

    zoezo

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  5. panchoballard

    panchoballard

    This is my favourite happy accident. Nothing will ever top it.

    http://www.lomograph(…)and-helping

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  6. awesomesther

    awesomesther

    http://www.lomograph(…)py-accident
    Thank you for this rumble :D

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  7. catherinejcruz

    catherinejcruz

    Happy Lucky Accidents :D
    http://www.lomograph(…)ed-goodness

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  8. bsmart

    bsmart

    My happy accident: http://www.lomograph(…)os/12180323 I like it so much it's my profile pic.

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  9. muhrisah

    muhrisah

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  10. grifter

    grifter

    http://www.lomograph(…)ny-many-but

    Nearly all my photos are happy accidents.

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  11. antibiotyx

    antibiotyx

    here's mine - "a tale of accidental double exposures" - http://www.lomograph(…)e-exposures

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  12. rudemuinho

    rudemuinho

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  13. where-is-mimi

    where-is-mimi

    http://www.lomograph(…)os/12331879

    crossing the road..spotted the mirror..steady grip..shoot!!!!!

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  14. blormore

    blormore

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  15. mikeman85

    mikeman85

    Hmmm, well I had a few that I really liked. Here they are.

    http://www.lomograph(…)y-accidents

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  16. lxinping

    lxinping

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  17. miss_lisa

    miss_lisa

    That's my favorite one: http://www.lomograph(…)the-joyride

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  18. sondyy

    sondyy

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  19. andrescristopher

    andrescristopher

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  20. maymosciaro

    maymosciaro

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  21. nadinadu

    nadinadu

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  22. kitde

    kitde

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  23. xyron

    xyron

    My First Happy Accident
    http://www.lomograph(…)py-accident

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  24. alehopgm

    alehopgm

    Surprising results developing in AFRICA!!! http://www.lomograph(…)torio-local

    Enjoy and sorry for my English, I'm still learning it

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  25. toyam

    toyam

    9th Golden Rule and Archimede's Principle
    http://www.lomograph(…)s-principle
    I hope you like it!

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  26. pic_maithai

    pic_maithai

    My Weekend Happy Accident <3

    http://www.lomograph(…)e-aquathlon

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  27. pic_maithai

    pic_maithai

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  28. myahcat

    myahcat

    Following a tipster on here I shot with the regular Diana lens doubled with the fisheye. Wasn't sure what would happen, as a bird flew at my face, then the film got exposed edges when I took it out. Quite like the result, especially the fact that you can see the guy in the outline of the bird.
    http://www.lomograph(…)os/12643925

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  29. t82

    t82

    that's my happy accident:
    http://www.lomograph(…)3-2-plus2-4

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  30. street_smile

    street_smile

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  31. lucretia

    lucretia

    Here's my blog entry http://www.lomograph(…)-blue-mania Hope you like it ! Cheers ! Cool rumble btw.

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  32. lucretia

    lucretia

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  33. sosalllie

    sosalllie

    My first happy accident on my Diana Mini: http://www.lomography.com/homes/sosalllie/blog/2186-a-happy-accident
    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  34. krogers

    krogers

    "Ahh, holiday photos have arrived..*Opens* Wait!?....What!!!!?!?!?

    http://www.lomograph(…)s-wait-what

    My Happy Accidents... :)

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  35. tilles

    tilles

    my black cats! always a happy accident. ;) http://www.lomography.com/homes/tilles/blog/2210-black-cats
    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  36. shutterflysimmons

    shutterflysimmons

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  37. eatclicklove

    eatclicklove

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  38. veato

    veato

    Do you believe in ghosts? Who ya gonna call! LOL
    http://www.lomograph(…)ost-hunting

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  39. davidpowell

    davidpowell

    here's my happy accident! http://www.lomograph(…)py-accident

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  40. squishypoly

    I accidentally found a new friend to love http://www.lomography.com/homes/squishypoly/blog/2236-happy-accident
    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  41. flyaway

    flyaway

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  42. griggsy

    griggsy

    http://www.lomography.com/homes/griggsy/blog/2241-my-nautical-vision
    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  43. jojo8785

    jojo8785

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  44. natalieerachel

    natalieerachel

    When I got my first roll back from my Mini, almost all of the pictures came out wrong!
    http://www.lomograph(…)t-encounter

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  45. lawypop

    lawypop

    Really unexpected! I'm sad and happy at the same time
    http://www.lomograph(…)y-accidents

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  46. belvillaume

    belvillaume

    http://www.lomograph(…)y-accidents
    film photography: where accidents CAN be for the better!

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  47. lu_bettyb00p

    lu_bettyb00p

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  48. maiitran

    maiitran

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  49. itsdebraanne

    itsdebraanne

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  50. oooh-la-la

    oooh-la-la

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  51. sebastiansiu

    sebastiansiu

    http://www.lomograph(…)t-of-heaven
    would you please kindly check it out?

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  52. peropero

    peropero

    forgot to remove the green filter from the camera and used the redscale xr film:
    http://www.lomograph(…)t-accidents
    hope you like it!

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  53. analogmonolog

    analogmonolog

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  54. pomps

    pomps

    I´ve finally write my happy accident! I invit you to visit it here:
    http://www.lomograph(…)y-portraits
    hope you like it!

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  55. sarabbit

    sarabbit

    Ecpect the unexpected!!!!!!

    http://www.lomograph(…)-lomography

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  56. renenob

    renenob

    This is my delightful misfortune:
    http://www.lomograph(…)py-accident

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  57. mel_saumure

    mel_saumure

    Here is my happy accident:
    http://www.lomograph(…)-wavelength

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  58. acecaroline

    acecaroline

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  59. kamiraze

    kamiraze

    Happy Little snowboarding accident! http://www.lomograph(…)shit-bricks

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  60. bsmart

    bsmart

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  61. vmbm78

    vmbm78

    Check out my entry :)
    http://www.lomograph(…)y-accidents

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  62. vmbm78

    vmbm78

    Check out my entry :)
    http://www.lomograph(…)s-with-lc-a

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  63. cocaneonkamerasutra

    cocaneonkamerasutra

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  64. kneehigh85

    kneehigh85

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  65. kittybow

    kittybow

    This is what I love most about Lomography!

    http://www.lomograph(…)t-accidents

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  66. yelledc

    yelledc

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  67. lorz2112

    lorz2112

    http://www.lomography.com/homes/lorz2112/blog/2656-my-diana-mini-happy-accidents Thanks for looking :)
    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  68. kneehigh85

    kneehigh85

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  69. lomosb

    lomosb

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  70. mybluewristband

    mybluewristband

    Boop! http://www.lomography.com/homes/mybluewristband/blog/3443-happy-accidents-happen
    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  71. spacechampion

    spacechampion

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  72. skateandestroy

    skateandestroy

    http://www.lomography.com/homes/skateandestroy/blog/3460-what-came-to-be-a-a-tribute-to-my-diana Wicked things happen
    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  73. gateau

    gateau

    My first Happy Accident!
    http://www.lomograph(…)y-accidents

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  74. gateau

    gateau

    Another Happy Accident...a big hug for me and my Horizon by a 3-year-old Lomographer!
    http://www.lomograph(…)py-accident

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  75. cassandra

    cassandra

    A light leak that made the photo!
    http://www.lomograph(…)y-accidents

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  76. cassandra

    cassandra

    My favourite happy accident http://www.lomograph(…)lurry-dance Hope you like it too..

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  77. bernardocople

    bernardocople

    What a wrong film can do for you!
    http://www.lomograph(…)-do-for-you

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  78. eva_eva

    eva_eva

    here's my lil unexpected accident! http://www.lomograph(…)light-leaks

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  79. badjuju

    badjuju

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  80. inkkl

    inkkl

    i love the picture because of it´s story

    http://www.lomograph(…)dent-rumble

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  81. dsaavedra

    I just plumb forgot to change my focus. The next two shots on this roll were in focus, and not nearly as dramatic. In fact, they were downright boring. http://www.lomography.com/homes/dsaavedra/albums/1626585-lomo-smena-8m/photos/12246707
    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  82. nicolegelinas

    nicolegelinas

    My Happy Accident Rumble:
    http://www.lomograph(…)y-accidents

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  83. lislisdotnet

    lislisdotnet

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  84. jodimeetdiana76

    jodimeetdiana76

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  85. saidseni

    saidseni

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  86. feemail

    feemail

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  87. disasterarea

    disasterarea

    My happy accident with 20 year old expired Fujifilm ISO 800
    http://www.lomograph(…)py-accident

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  88. pzjo

    pzjo

    my multiple exposure accident
    http://www.lomograph(…)py-accident

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  89. mattlongstaff

    mattlongstaff

    http://www.lomograph(…)py-accident

    What I refer to as "A big, gooey, grainy, acidic, childs’s-finger-painting of a double exposure." :)

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  90. frequency_one

    frequency_one

    I'll give it a go - http://www.lomograph(…)accidentals
    Experience the folly of a novice!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  91. lokke

    lokke

    My happy accidents: http://www.lomography.com/homes/lokke/blog/3676-happy-accidents
    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  92. leeyp

    leeyp

    Here's my URL, go and check it!!!
    http://www.lomograph(…)-got-scared

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  93. leeyp

    leeyp

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  94. leeyp

    leeyp

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  95. niko_fuzzy

    niko_fuzzy

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  96. upstart_thunder

    upstart_thunder

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  97. feemail

    feemail

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  98. chuckthewriter

    chuckthewriter

    This photo was taken with 127 efke film in a 1960's Ansco Cadet fake TLR. Apparently the light leak was so pronounced in this camera, it actually picked up the film counter on the paper backing and superimposed it on the image itself. Never saw that before. Thought it was kinda cool.
    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  99. chuckthewriter

    chuckthewriter

    <a href=http://cloud.lomography.com/576/576/d6/528ea09e059ea3a19d37890b7b184293d8040a.jpg"></a> This photo was taken with 127 efke film in a 1960's Ansco Cadet fake TLR. Apparently the light leak was so pronounced in this camera, it actually picked up the film counter on the paper backing and superimposed it on the image itself. Never saw that before. Thought it was kinda cool.
    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  100. schemerel

    schemerel

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  101. jojo8785

    jojo8785

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  102. cwyeung

    cwyeung

    It's an accident with the Fisheye Camera, hope you like it:
    http://www.lomograph(…)ak-accident

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  103. jorgelinasasso

    jorgelinasasso

    Here´s mine Happy Bulb Accident! enjoy!!! http://www.lomograph(…)ulb-mistake

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  104. arcadiobuendia

    arcadiobuendia

    here goes my story. got a huge BUM! inside: http://www.lomograph(…)st-accident

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  105. robot_pants

    robot_pants

    Don't know what my Clack did, but this is what happened... http://www.lomography.com/photos/13003284
    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  106. polinices

    polinices

    Here's my contribution: http://www.lomograph(…)ents-rumble

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  107. tangerine401

    Heres to the accidents we love: http://www.lomograph(…)ents-rumble

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  108. -dakota-

    -dakota-

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  109. usestangerines

    usestangerines

    I make this mistake all of the time. :)
    http://www.lomograph(…)y-accidents

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  110. lmr

    lmr

    Luckily, sometimes inadvertent "mistakes" can equal Happy Accidents:
    http://www.lomograph(…)ays-all-bad

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  111. odax

    odax

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  112. shmily_hee

    shmily_hee

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  113. tdmwoit

    here's mine! not a lot to say but the photo speaks for itself I think! http://www.lomography.com/homes/tdmwoit/blog/3815-happy-accidents
    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  114. mel_saumure

    mel_saumure

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  115. weiven

    weiven

    Check outtt My happy accident--- Spring in blue :D

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  116. weiven

    weiven

    Check outtt My happy accident--- Spring in blue :D
    http://www.lomograph(…)yy-accident

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  117. holgatron

    holgatron

    http://www.lomography.com/homes/holgatron/blog/3820-happy-accident
    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  118. isoterica

    isoterica

    Hooray for Accidents! http://www.lomograph(…)py-accident

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  119. werriston

    werriston

    I made the deadline! It's kind of a long blog entry but I do get around to talking about the picture eventually, so please read the whole thing :) I've even included a song.

    http://www.lomograph(…)/3824-three

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  120. okonsten

    okonsten

    My nostalgic accident trip: http://www.lomography.com/homes/okonsten/blog/3825-happy-accident-the-x-files
    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  121. okonsten

    okonsten

    Stupid link. http://www.lomography.com/homes/okonsten/blog/3825-happy-accident-the-x-files
    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  122. lighthouse_keeperess

    lighthouse_keeperess

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  123. blancarleal

    blancarleal

    My very very very best Happy Accident is.... This:
    http://www.lomograph(…)py-accident

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  124. lightblue

    lightblue

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  125. kernow_and_cambria

    kernow_and_cambria

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  126. explorette

    explorette

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  127. myahcat

    myahcat

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  128. glenn

    I used a broken Suntone camera to create a photo of a broken payphone! The broken Suntone would put grooves and scratches into the film. The film I had used was expired 6 years old.

    Many photo shops would refuse my film. Three different photo development stores rejected my film and refused to do any work. I went into another store (#4) and the owner saw my film and became very angry and tried to punch me in the head. Her husband grabbed her hand before the fist could strike. The two people then got into an argument about wether or not to accept my film. Eventually, the owner said in a very evil voice, that she would be happy to help, if i just hand over my film. I got scared and ran out of the store. As I was getting away, I noticed the frowning owner was staring at me from the doorway. I went to a large pharmacy(#5) to bring in my film. The director of the pharmacy gladly accepted my film, even though he did not peek to see what condition it was. Eventually, the pharmacy discovered that the machine would not function using my expired/damaged film. The pharmacy felt challenged with developing my film, my film was sent to corporate headquarters many kilometers away.

    One month later, I finally got my film. The people at the pharmacy were angry as they discovered that I was the owner of the expired film that got sent away. I was being frowned at by the employees. The cashier slammed down my photos and treated me with cruelty. I did not care because I was happy to get the photos! However, I looked inside then I discovered that my negatives were missing. The people at the pharmacy planned to destroy my negatives in revenge!. After a long argument for 45 minutes, I was able to rescue my negatives from destruction to escape the store.
    http://www.lomograph(…)os/12928779

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  129. bmf

    bmf

    A Valiant Accident. http://www.lomography.com/homes/bmf/blog/3841-620-experimentation
    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  130. bmf

    bmf

    A Valiant Accident. <br><br><a href="http://www.echoecho.com/htmllinks01.htm "></a>
    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  131. bmf

    bmf

    Knew to Lomogrophy, believe it or not. http://www.lomography.com/homes/bmf/blog/3841-valiant-accident
    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  132. paappraiser

    paappraiser

    My Daughter wasn't happy about it.

    http://www.lomograph(…)42-sky-blue

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  133. bio_lenta

    bio_lenta

    when will I learn to be fast enough? I almost missed this rumble!

    http://www.lomograph(…)evee-street

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  134. bio_lenta

    bio_lenta

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  135. bio_lenta

    bio_lenta

    why does it say i posted my comment an hour ago if it was more than 24 hours ago? ._.

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  136. bio_lenta

    bio_lenta

    disregard my previous comment -_- now it says 1 day ago.

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  137. lereile

    lereile

    i'm late, but here's mine, anyway! http://www.lomograph(…)genta-slide

    over 3 years ago · report as spam

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