This would probably would be better named "Incidental Pictures". I noticed in the "Keepers and Tossers" thread that there was more similarity in the percentages of good pictures people get than I would have thought. That makes me wonder about another thing that happens to me a lot. I often set out to take a picture of a particular scene or plant pr place and do take a lot of pictures. In the process, however, I will take a couple of quick, incidental snaps of an unrelated thing just because it catches my eye and I happen to have my camera in my hand. Quite often those are the pictures I like the best when I start looking through them all on the computer. They are "accidents" in the sense I didn't set out to take pictures of that subject. In fact I usually didn't even pay it much attention, I just took a couple pics and moved on. Is this common? Is it merely the result of being an rank amateur and what I "think" I want isn't really whats' going to be good? Is it because I don't overthink the incidental pictures and "something that just catches my eye" is a better guide than planning pictures out? If this does happen regularly to other people, does it stop happening as you get better at knowing what to plan for or look for. It seems like some of the better photos I've seen are meticulously planned out and set up.