It’s been an interesting week photographically. The interest in the out-of-focus images was motivating because, as is often the case, we can become a little too introspective and think we are alone in what we like. So, as a consequence of the interest I began to explore out-of-focus as a technique. It’s not a new idea and there is a plethora of work on the net.
As of this writing my favorite is Ken Rosenthal who has pushed the idea a long way, but isn’t that the beauty of photography, no matter what you think up someone is leading the way, making it so much easier for others to see the potential in the idea.
Pulling the focus and lifting the contrast can turn a very average image into something extraordinary, although a few failures are required to get into the rhythm.
24mm, f8, 1/400sec, ISO100