Soft focus. Blurry. Out-of-focus. Depending on whether you did it on purpose or accidentally, it’s can be a technique or an error. As often as not, it is what I call a “happy accident.” It isn’t what you intended, but it looks so much better than you what you were trying to do. The bad news? Happy accidents are hard to duplicate.
The birds, carousel, and cars in all three pictures were moving faster than my camera could capture them in the available light. I love the blurring.
I love motion blur.
A throwaway shot, or purposefully unfocused? This week, find beauty in a blur.
I was tagged by Cordelia’s Mom, Still to participate in this challenge.
It turns out that no one is quite sure where this challenge originated, but everyone seems to be enjoying it. It’s got only two rules:
1. On 5 consecutive days, create a post using one of your photos in B&W. It doesn’t have to be new or any particular subject. Just black and white.
2. Each day invite another blog friend to join in the fun. The hard part is going to be finding people who haven’t done it already and would like to play.
On this second day of the challenge, I’d like to invite Raewyn’s Photos of Decocraftsdigicrafts to participate. As I tell everyone, you don’t have to play if you are too busy or just prefer not to, but you are officially (formally) invited.
I like both of these. The common thread between them is the light and the texture of surfaces in the picture. In the second picture, I also really like the light on the wood.
Not surprisingly, I have many pictures where reflections are the primary focus of the picture. I wanted, as Paula suggests, to use something a little different, at least different for me.
With that in mind, I selected pictures of the partly frozen Blackstone River, the reflections of the trees and snowbound banks showing black and shadowy on the glassy surface.