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Photo365 - 235 - blurred vision


Photography and music are my two passions. I edited photography magazines for around 20 years and launched the UK's first digital imaging magazine. I founded ePHOTOzine and was owner / publisher until 2013. The photos in my portfolio are ones I like from shoots I do in any spare time I have.
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Photo365 - 235 - blurred vision

23 Aug 2011 7:01PM   Views : 448 Unique : 292

I bought a Micro 4/3rd to T2 adaptor to use on my Olympus E-P2 the other day. I was messing around with different lenses and added a El Nikkor 50mm f/4 enlarging lens on the front. I just held it in place and it provided a very close focus. Infinity was way out of focus. I could move it forwards to blur even more.

I started to experiment with the out of focus views and wandered around the house looking for interesting abstracts.

This was one of them...a reading lamp.

There's a skill to getting out of focus subjects looking interesting. I hope you think I achieved that here.


Tags: Blur White Abstract Reading lamp El-nikkor


bfgstew 10 668 105 England
23 Aug 2011 8:52PM
Certainly adds a certain mystery to the picture.
If you hadn't said what it was I would have thought it was a person stood with hands on their hips. Mind I am on my works monitor and it is a bit on the darkish side, will ahve a better view when I get home in morning.
Skill and imagination, the secret for making and taking pictures, good ones anyway......Wink

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conrad 12 10.9k 116
24 Aug 2011 2:38PM
Works very well, I think you achieved what you set out to do.

I would probably have been inclined to crop off the light part of the image on the left, since I find that it distracts somewhat from the main subject. But, having said that, I still like the image a lot.

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