I’ve worn glasses since I was seven and feel as if most of my life has been a battle to keep the world in focus. As a result, although I appreciate other photographer’s out-of-focus images, I just can’t accept a lack of clarity in mine.
I don’t have as much of a problem with a background that isn’t clear, it’s a fuzzy foreground that presents an optical conundrum for me.
In the end, all three of my grandchildren are at my home this week, so THEY are my focus! And I must say, although they are capable of great concentration when they’re doing something they enjoy, it’s often hard to get them to sit still long enough to focus a camera on them. That, however, doesn’t stop me from trying. And really, doesn’t motion in a picture of kids simply prove they’re doing what kids do best?
Hoping your week is proving to be as fun as mine is. What I’ve discovered is that in the twenty-five years since I’ve had a three-year-old, I’d forgotten how deeply satisfying after nap snuggles are, especially when they occur during a thunderstorm.
No picture needed, either in, or out, of focus. The memory is revived.