I spent the evening organizing my photos in an archival binder. Sorting through the various sheets of film got me thinking about previous shots. I seldom discard a piece of film — only if the exposure is horrendous. I of course try not to make hideously bad errors in exposure, but accidents happen.
Partway through my first box of Velvia 50 8×10 film, I took a photo along the coast in La Jolla. For whatever reason, I goofed up the exposure and my film was about 2 stops over exposed. I prefer to think of it as unintended creative experimentation.
For those who are not familiar with transparency film, 2 stops overexposed results in a photo that is WAY too bright (4x). That sheet of film would typically end up in the trash. For whatever reason, I kept this photo.
The original composition was a horizontal photo featuring a rock in the lower left corner. Upon finding the film today, I decided to scan just a narrow vertical section of the film.
The overexposure results in a soft palette of pastels. The only thing I have done to this scan is increase the black levels so it has a bit more contrast.
Since there is a lot of open space to the left of this crop, a triptych is possible.