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An Accidental Street Shot–Amsterdam, Summer, 2012

Man on a bicycle. An accidental street shot, Amsterdam, July, 2012.

I didn’t intend to take a street shot.

I was only trying to capture the beauty of this amazing city of Amsterdam with a quick iPhone  photo, a few weeks ago.

And yesterday, I looked at my photos and guess what had suddenly appeared in the frame?

A fairly well-dressed gentleman, biking to his destination (as most people do in Amsterdam). And, I’m pretty sure that this pocket square fold would have been quite nice if it were a little more in focus.

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  1. I’m suprised you haven’t instagramed it like 80% of the population now, it seems. 😉

    August 17, 2012
  2. ha! not yet…call me a rebel. Btw, I really value your comments. Thank you so much.

    August 17, 2012
  3. I like the blurriness of the man against the crisp background. Captures a kind of feeling that we often have.

    Accidents? not sure they even exist.


    August 17, 2012
    • And now, I’m also wondering whether “accidental” exists or not. ~S

      August 17, 2012
  4. That gentleman is pretty shnazzy. 🙂 Great shot.

    I just wanted to come, visit, and say thank you for visiting my own post. Thanks!

    August 17, 2012
    • Well, if you can appreciate a well-dressed person, then we are immediately friends, lol. Thank YOU.

      August 17, 2012
      • Appreciate? It goes beyond that. I go absolutely gaga and googly eyed for them. Haha.

        August 17, 2012
  5. Hey i nominated you for Sisterhood of the world bloggers award

    August 17, 2012
  6. It sounds like a cool award. Thank you so much !

    August 18, 2012
  7. Even Henry-Cartier Bressons made some of his most famous shots by accident… 🙂

    Nice picture!

    Consultant Style Advisor

    August 18, 2012
  8. My first visit and felt good. Amsterdam is the bicycle capital of the world.
    Cheers 🙂

    August 19, 2012
  9. I too wish we could see his pocket-square. I’m sure it a fine one, considering how snappily he’s dressed.

    August 21, 2012
  10. Fantastic for an accidental exposure. A good contrast of colour, and you’ve managed to capture a characteristic view of Amsterdam–lovely architecture and a love for cycling. It might have been an accident, but bravo nonetheless!

    August 22, 2012
  11. Wonderfully captured!!! (especially if that man in the picture sheer fluke. :P) Yes, I agree ..he is pretty well-dressed! 🙂
    For me, this also brought back memories of the time when I first realized that I am passionate about photography. A serendipitous capture of a “danger board sign” (duh! of all things!) while capturing a scenic nature pic on my school hiking trip in Grade 6. No one knew where it came from! Now when I look at that pic I can’t stop laughing! 😀

    August 22, 2012
  12. great blog (-:

    August 24, 2012
  13. Fabulous accident. But as one of your readers said, there are no such thing as accidents.

    August 24, 2012
  14. Happy accident!

    August 28, 2012
  15. Lovely blog! Is that you on the About page? Very pretty; very style-ish, and great idea-ish, this blogspace. Thanks for visiting my blog and the follow. I look forward to keeping up with you as well! xLaura

    August 29, 2012
  16. The picture takes me back to times I’ve spent in Amsterdam. It’s a great city.

    August 31, 2012
  17. To Iconicallyrare –

    Thanks for stopping by at my site and offering a comment. After doing the moderation to get your comment published on my site, I clicked on your name and found my way here. What a surprise. This is an excellent example of how little we can control in our lives. We never ever know when we might have to share our space – even if it isn’t really ours and the sharing is over in the proverbial flash. I’ll be in Amsterdam in forty days.


    September 1, 2012
  18. I like that photo, but I don’t believe in accidental shots. Things happen for a reason.

    This post reminds me of this:

    “Meeting a Former Editor from Warner Brothers”

    April 9, 2013

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