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lucy

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[Theme] Your best unsharp photo
« on: September 09, 2015, 22:14:15 »
Let us show the best unsharp photos ever. It is actually more difficult than you think getting a good one?

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Re: Your best unsharp photo
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2015, 22:21:30 »
Welcome to the forum Lucy. I hope you learn much here.

I am not sure what your intention was here - I assume you intended for this photo to be out of focus? If this was just a mis-hap - it's at least good in composition...  -  I think....
If you shot this (whatever this is) with the intention of having the objects out of focus - please share your thoughts as I am a bit lost here.

There are some great photographers on this site, and I am sure you will get lots of feedback - some positive, and some lost like me. But don't take it personally - we are all here to learn from one another.
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Re: Your best unsharp photo
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2015, 22:47:57 »
Welcome to the forum Lucy. Unsharp by focus or unsharp by movement or either?
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Re: Your best unsharp photo
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2015, 23:03:14 »
This might be true defocusing ?

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Re: Your best unsharp photo
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2015, 23:26:46 »
Good point Bjørn.
But it is important (to me) to understand the poster's though process - either way.



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Re: Your best unsharp photo
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2015, 23:33:26 »
Welcome to the community Lucy!

Great idéa. I see four legged animals of some sort. Brilliant presentation, and brilliant inspiration. Must dig into the archives, but I don't think I have anything that suits. So off to creating an "defocused" image......

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Re: Your best unsharp photo
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2015, 23:36:20 »
Welcome Lucy... :-) I see the "Baa baa black sheep" (but I read the title)! Now to do that on purpose is something I haven't yet tried ! Nice idea :-)
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Re: Your best unsharp photo
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2015, 23:52:21 »
At least there were clear intentions in this sequence ... Perhaps too much of the frames are sharp in the present context, though.


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Re: Your best unsharp photo
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2015, 00:36:32 »
Ever is big word but this is one from last year I really like.

Went for a stroll in the park to test a new lens I bought online in Austria when this creature walked my way so flipped the LCD screen, preset the focus, moved the camera below eye level and took the shot of this rare kangaroo dog hybrid ;)


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Re: Your best unsharp photo
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2015, 01:18:08 »
I remember sitting in a bus to the Tuscany Photographic Workshop in 2005 having a discussion with a famous
German publisher about conscious composition with zero sharp parts in Photography.

Later he presented the fruit of our discussion to the plenum of the workshop. A perfect rendition of my conceptual work.

On flickr you find my set called "blur" presenting some aspects of my experimental work that lead me to the concept.

https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/ngudu/sets/506895/
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Re: Your best unsharp photo
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2015, 08:36:53 »
Unsharp is a very wide area. For 1,5 year I  only shot out of focus (or bokeh/background orientated). Quite useful. It's a bit of a pity I lost the complete selection in Murphy-influenced computer breakdowns.

Anyway, still lots of unsharp photo's everywere ;)  Here one of the Dutch trainway stations.

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Re: Your best unsharp photo
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2015, 09:10:06 »
Barcelona, 2008 - shot in haste. Colorful, though.
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Re: Your best unsharp photo
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Re: Your best unsharp photo
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2015, 10:16:04 »
I have a master's degree in not getting photos in focus :)
Here is one from Cres :)
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Re: Your best unsharp photo
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2015, 10:37:17 »
nice colours Jakov  ;)
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