Focus On the Unfocused

This week’s photo challenge theme – “Unfocused” – was a rather difficult challenge for me to complete.  As I am a bit of a perfectionist, I tend to toss out my less than perfect shots…then try and try again until I get better ones.  Thankfully, my computer’s Pictures folder saved the day.

While the subject of this picture was meant to be the waterfall, the trees surrounding it are what take center stage.

Both of these photos were taken by my mother when she and I last went on an outing together.  They are both of the same waterfall, just taken from slightly different angles.  If you look at the photo on the left, you will see that while the water itself is out of focus, the greenery around it is quite vivid.

Note how “in focus” the waterfall is, while its surroundings are very much “unfocused”.

Likewise in the picture below, the leaves and branches look unfocused and blurred, while the waterfall in the background is clear and crisp.  Like Sara Rosso (the challenge photographer), I kept these pictures as a testament to the fun my mother and I had – a physical reminder of our trip.  I like them even more for their being partially “unfocused”: I am given the opportunity to see the same site from two different perspectives, and appreciate it all the more.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. canoe & communications
    May 08, 2012 @ 09:55:08

    very scenic nature spot

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