Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
no so much surprised in getting what i photographed, but surprised that i chose to photograph what i did
sometimes it takes 6months or a few years to look when i have "distance"
and then i say " huh, now i know what i was thinking "
Very good!

Yes I am very often surprised. Not by what is in the photograph or the exposure but in how well or poorly my print conveys what I saw. John's answer is quite beautiful, if you stop to think about it.

I also like solargraphy and pinhole photography, where the whole point is to be surprised.