Seeing Clearly-Weekly Photo Challenge:Focus

For this challenge, get out there and take a picture demonstrating the concept of focus. Depending on your skill level or type of camera, tinker with the manual settings, use the auto focus feature, or play around with an app. Some ideas:Snap a photo of something or someone in focus, against a blurred background.Share a panorama or landscape in sharp focus, in which you can see details far away.Use a camera app to force focus (or blur) in an experimental way.Take multiple photos of the same scene or subject using different aperture settings and publishing the results.

For this challenge the subject is my beautiful nine year old daughter Haley who embodies everything sweetness and light. The first picture is the original, she looks so innocent and wistful. The following photos play with focus and sharpness as well as different light and color schemes. Am I not a photographer but I do have fun taking and editing photos on my Samsung Galaxy 4 and my subject is pretty amazing!

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Smart Blur

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Instagram Mayfair

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Light Cross

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Sepia

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Vintage

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Orton

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HDR

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Sharpen

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Soften

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Foreshadow

Cut to the hot hot summer of 2012. We could see it coming in our rearview mirror: this bruise blooming, darkening the sky as it gained speed and intensity. It turned bright sunshine into strange green light as we raced down the highway in a bid to outrun a Canadian prairie thunderstorm.In a post created specifically for this challenge, post a photograph that evokes FORESHADOW to you.

Pink sky at night sailors delight, pink sky in morning sailors warning.

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Golden Hour-Weekly Photo Challenge

IN A NEW POST CREATED SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PICTURE TAKEN DURING THE GOLDEN HOUR.

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This picture was taken on our recent trip to the West Kootenays,  in a little place called Faulkier, British Columbia.  This is the lakefront at a 100 acre orchard nestled in the woods along the Arrow Lakes. I caught a picture just as the last bit of daylight was retreating into the summer evening sky.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Nostalgic

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This photo was taken a couple of years ago at Commonwealth Stadium during Bon Jovi/ Kid Rock concert.  I surprised the kids with tickets the night of the event. Listening to the songs of my youth with my children singing along was so amazing.  I am nostalgic for all their firsts and how excited they were when we first moved to the city.

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