My Dad and I decided to take a walk along a nature trail the other day. It was a lovely walk and slightly longer than we expected. I had my camera along, of course, and took a few shots along the way.
Now, the problem with this was I was worried about my lens. Why, you might ask? Well, it was lacking a lens cover. It has been for weeks. I keep losing the darn things. I need to buy a few dozen once I'm employed again.
Anyways, when you don't have a lens cover and you're walking through the woods and are afraid a branch might scratch the lens, you improvise. I simply kept my hand cupped over the top of the lens.
Well, with the body heat of my hand and the coolness of the day, the lens fogged up. I finally saw another shot I wanted to take and darn! The lens was fogged. And, they still haven't invented built in lens defrosters. (If anyone knows a trick here let me know!)
I could have let that be the end of it, but instead, I decided to work with it. I looked around with the camera to my eye (don't do this while you are still walking!) and found a shot where the fog worked.
So, when something unexpected happens, before giving up, try and work with it and see what happens. You may love the results!