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06-OCT-2007 Pops


Canon EOS 30D
1/125s f/7.1 at 28.0mm iso100 full exif

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Canon DSLR Challenge08-Oct-2007 13:44
I had a similar idea in mind, but it didn't work out. Yours certainly works though. I didn't have the elements in place (color and line) to carry it off without focus. It is rather like a painting. --Melanie
Guest 08-Oct-2007 13:27
K2, thanks.

The OOF image is much better than the in focus image because the yellow of the flowers gets much more emphasis. The swoop does become a significant compositional element. It's not in the in focus version. And as you pointed out the distracting details are gone.
Canon DSLR Challenge07-Oct-2007 19:48
Nice Swoosh. You really like hosting, don't you? The hint of pinkish/purple is very Armstrong'ish too - or so I think, having 'studied' the matter on Internet ;) I believe this looks even better out-of-focus than it would if IN focus btw. In a focused version, there would probably be very many distracting details struggling for attention here. OOF'ing it tames the structure, gives a broader brush to paint with, making it easier for the viewer to immediately perceive the general flow of the image.