Week 10: Out of Focus

This may have been better suited for the bokeh assignment, but we’re talking about being out of focus this week and this shot has a story, so read on…

Last spring I had spent much of the day at a local garden taking photos of flowers, and every single photo was just really terrible and boring and predictable. In frustration I started walking to a new spot and let my camera dangle from my wrist.

“Sheesh,” I lamented as I trudged along, “The way I’m shooting today, I may as well just click as I walk.” And because I was ultra-annoyed, I hit the shutter button with a vengeance just to spite myself and the camera gods.

This shot is the result, pretty much SOOC. It was the most interesting shot I took all afternoon and it was born from a bit of frustration, the swing of an arm, and a whole lot of luck. I couldn’t re-create this shot if I tried, but I’m happy to have it and will move on.

That is, I’ll move on to Leah Birth  at Express www.birthexpressblog.com.


14 Responses to “Week 10: Out of Focus”

  1. I love the shot and the story! There have been many days I go out and NOTHING! From that kind of day you got a great shot! Love it!

  2. Definitely a happy accident, I LOVE THIS shot!

  3. That is gorgeous! I can relate. I went to Disneyworld last week and purposely didn’t focus on photography–just wanted to have fun. I put my camera in auto and just snapped for memories. My favorite picture ended up being one that I snapped from the waist and happened to catch my son elated as he was chasing some bubbles. 🙂

  4. HOLY COW!!! This is a work of art. Absolutely stunning and exactly the look that I was going for and failed it 🙂 I love this. I hope you print and frame!!

  5. wow!!! you must have a magical camera. 😉

  6. Oh my goodness, how awesome are you?! It is always neat to see how things tend to work out in our favor. Love it!

  7. This is just gorgeous! So dreamy.

  8. so pretty! this could be framed!

  9. pretty, pretty, pretty!

  10. Gorgeous image! Love the colors in it! Looks so peaceful ~ Love the image and your story 🙂

  11. WOW! This is gorgeous! That bokeh is delicious!

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