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Motivation is a photography blog that discusses the creative aspects of photography. The posts will include thoughts about images and their interpretation, photographers and their work, technique, workflow, my ongoing projects, and perhaps even the occasional off topic rant.

Unfocused II

Some time back I had written a post about an image that I had made that was purposefully unfocused at the time it was taken.  It had a certain feel to it that seemed to convey a 'dreamlike' state where the colors and shapes took over from reality.  That post, called Unfocused, can be read here.  Well, one would think that it would be easy to make a series of images like this......just aim, throw off the focus, and shoot.  It is easy enough to do, but I found it terribly hard to produce images that conveyed the feeling I was looking for.....a dreamlike, 'trancelike' image. I am pleased that I now have another image in the series that, to me, matches the feel of the original.  The second in the series.

Unfocused II

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