Some aspects of these images are experimental in either the taking or the processing ! This is where we play to learn, its true to say if all you ever do is what works, you will never learn to create.

Sometimes following rules is required, other times breaking the rules is what's creative, BUT, you have to understand the rule and the reason for it so as to break it with any sucess. Simply fiddling about and hoping it works won't teach you anything. Once you understand what each aspect of the camera settings does and why you can look to step outside the rule and gain effects that may or may not work for you artistically, but with each images you learn what did work - what did not - now apply what did again and move forward.