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20-FEB-2009 Mary Anne


Springfield, Massachusetts

Believe it or not, this is a collection of religious prints by Currier & Ives. Here's a link:

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COAmature 23-Feb-2009 15:48
I'm ready to return to being a sharp shooter myself. Like many others in this challenge, this picture makes me squint. The art forms a nice pattern leading us to the observer. -Doug
ctfchallenge22-Feb-2009 17:30
Thank you for the comments, folks. I'm with most of you in not really liking totally OOF shots, but I've been pretty desperate about coming up with anything here. My vision's blurred just from looking at all the blurry images!! I generally do prefer to have at least a little something in sharp focus.
--Mary Anne
ctfchallenge22-Feb-2009 17:26
Who knew Currier and Ives did religious art! It never entered my mind that they did anything other than country scenes. This must have been an interesting exhibit. I like the pattern made by the display and the lone figure but I really would prefer seeing this all in focus and then it would have been perfect for the "candid" challenge too. CJ
ctfchallenge22-Feb-2009 15:33
Blobs in Balance. Looks like a wonderful museum! Browsing through, it appears to have lots of interesting exhibits - Penny Street
Rod 22-Feb-2009 08:06
The overall pattern created by the paintings & the person work really well. Nicely done Mary Anne.
I've had some fun with this challenge but I think I'm over oof picys now.
Guest 22-Feb-2009 03:45
These OOF shots are wrecking havoc with my eyes. I keep rubbing them hoping things will clear up. I like this one but I think I would like it better if there was just one thing that was in focus so my eyes could take a rest. -dtallakson
Canon DSLR Challenge22-Feb-2009 02:09
This is as good as a totally OOF image can be, I think, Mary Anne.

Although, I do admit that I don't really enjoy totally OOF photos... *sigh* ~Lydia
ctfchallenge22-Feb-2009 01:03
Mary Anne this works well since it is perfectly clear what the scene is about, but you are either being sarcastic about the quality of art (or something), or you are playing with our minds and compulsive need to see these images. Too much tension.. I can't look any longer. -tv