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Photo Challenge: Focus

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I took this photo ten days ago of a bloom on a shrub near our building. Generally speaking I prefer that my photos be in focus – and I prefer taking pictures in good light to ensure that the depth of field is at its greatest – everything in focus. In this case I used the control on the screen of the iPhone to focus on the bloom, which has made the background, at the top of the image, blurry – or as the current fad has it “bokeh”. In this image it actually improves the sense of depth – and the parking lot of a shopping centre is probably improved by the lack of sharpness.

One of the great benefits of the current redevelopment of the shopping centre is that the parking will be underground and that massive lighting system will be removed. We may even be able to see some stars in the night sky.

Written by Stephen Rees

June 14, 2017 at 10:14 am

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  1. Beautiful!


    June 14, 2017 at 2:39 pm

  2. I like the sharp focus of flowers!

    The Shower of Blessings

    June 14, 2017 at 6:16 pm

  3. Beautiful. Love the color 🙂


    June 14, 2017 at 6:34 pm

  4. Here’s to underground parking!!! Lovely bloom

    Tina Schell

    June 16, 2017 at 12:45 pm

  5. Beautiful, gentle feel to this photo…with the sharp blossoms in front and all those out of focus ones in the background…


    June 16, 2017 at 9:13 pm

  6. Thank you for all the compliments. I decided to post it to flickr, but cropped it square.


    Stephen Rees

    June 16, 2017 at 10:28 pm

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