Thursday, April 24, 2008

First of all if you want to join Sky Watch Friday, see Tom at Wigger's World. It is a lot of fun to see all the pictures...sometimes I get to feeling like a recording because there are just so many beautiful pictures. I notice I start to avoid leaving comments because I feel like I am repeating myself. When I start to do that, it is time for me to walk away for a while and come back to it later. I think I would still feel the need to try to view them all, even if I didn't post a single picture.

Anyway, does anyone ever look through their lens and it totally out of focus and you like it anyway. Well, here is a couple versions of one out of focus shot, taken off my front porch this morn. I cannot get it to look like the view through my out of focus lens still, but I sort of like it. The darker one is what came off my camera without anything being done to it in photo software. The other is just adding fill flash.
And below are in-focus shots. I have been trying to get in the habit of walking, but on my way to the park, I ran by the river to see what the sunrise was doing there. I cannot pick a favorite so am posting more than one...I hope you don't mind. It is sort of strange seeing the Wabash river calm enough to have reflections in it, as well as being within the banks. It has been flooded for a lot of the spring. It is kind of nice to be seeing things get back to normal.

45 comments:

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Rose the two of the river in focus are stunners, the first made my eye squint ha! but the second one I really do like.. great Sky Watch and thanks for the mention.
Tom

Luiz Ramos said...

Good. All of them.

***Fotografia e Luz*** said...

Pretty pictures Rose with this bridge

Angie said...

Your photos are beautiful but I think your out of focus ones are my favourites! I must try that myself sometime!

Denise BC said...

Rose
Looking Out of focus with art.
The images of the river and its reflections are beautiful

Petunia said...

Love the last one:)
Petunia SWF

Voz do meu Coração said...

beautiful pictures, with a beautiful sky

Dulce said...

Sunrise on the river ... what a beautiful light!

Abe Lincoln said...

I think that next to last bridge shot is nice.

Carole said...

I like the watercolor-y shots.

imac said...

Love the 2nd photo out of focus and the last 2.

My sky watch is up also The Goat Man

John said...

The last one is my favorite.

Carletta said...

I think the second photo looks like some kind of mosaic.
The two bridge photos are wonderful!

Daniel J Santos said...

Beautiful pictures, the last photo with that reflection it's very very beautiful.

irish daisies said...

love the last 2 shot really nice happy swf

SandyCarlson said...

These are fun. I have tried this, but not to the same great effect. Well done.

Neal said...

I really, really like the bottom picture. Is that the bridge where you live?

fishing guy said...

Rose: The third photo really captivates me. The trees, bridge, river and sunrise are great.

dot said...

All are nice shots but that last one of the bridge and it's reflection is a "humdinger"!

andrée said...

The last photo should be titled "Tranquility": the reflections and lighting are outstanding.

said...

a different and poetic aproach ...like it very much.

Ferreira-Pinto said...

Now those two of the bridge and the water are stunners!
Great choices.

Lilli & Nevada said...

I love the last photo of the reflection on the water, But they are all very nice

Dewdrop said...

Amazing how the perspective changes everything. Quite a statement on life. It's like a Monet painting coming to life. Very nice. Glad you're back.

Meggie said...

Beautiful shots! I LOVE the last two with the bridges.

Pretty Life Online said...

fantastic catch for SWF! mine’s up too, hope you can visit. Have a wonderful weekend!

Louis la Vache said...

Great choice for SWF!
Louis la Vache here, checking in from "San Francisco Bay Daily Photo"!

picturing said...

wonderful view

Will you visit mine Thanks

Juliana RW said...

lovely shot

Please check out mine Thanks

Babooshka said...

Such a beautiful collection of photos. Very soft lighting, lovely.

Marcos Santos said...

Depending on what you want to, even out of focus, photos are good.

Pernille said...

Nice shots. Love the last one:)

Stacey Huston said...

Beautiful photos, esp the ones in focus.. lol thanks for sharing

Sherry said...

Love them all! The first two are interesting as abstracts. The last photo is perfection.

byrningbunny said...

I'm glad you posted all of them. sometimes we are surprised by the art we find at the end of the shoot. The first two could be paintings! I love the reflections and the framing of the last two. Nicely done.

It does feel good when things "get back to normal" doesn't it?

sandy's notes said...

The pictures almost look like they were focusing on a window, as if you were taking the shot from inside a house looking out. Your idea is interesting. I do love the pictures of the Wabash and sunset.

Indrani said...

Good experimenting here. I loved the last shot.

Ida said...

Beautiful photos from the bridge. :)
Great shots.
Thanks for visiting my Sky Watch. :)

Ida

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Rose
I called back to see how you went on and to look at your pictures again.. I wonder if I could download the last picture and have it as a back ground on my PC.. I change them weekly or when my moods changes.. I aways like to ask permission.
Tom

Carla said...

Interesting shots. I really love the last one.

Thanks for visiting. It's easy to see why you love Tennessee...but I bet Indiana has more than it's share of beauty also!

Diane Vogel Ferri said...

I love sky photos but to me you can never go wrong with a bridge - I think they're beautiful.

nonizamboni said...

Awesome shots . . .'peace like a river' for sure. Thanks for sharing your dogwood photos too. Stunning!

Jennifer Robin said...

I actually have a whole collection of impressionistic shots done just like that. It's a fun technique to play with!

Kathiesbirds said...

What a creative idea! What a beautiful river and bridge! Nice addition to Skywatch friday!

maryt/theteach said...

I like the 2nd out of focus shot. It looks like a painting... Of course the in focus shots are beautiful!

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