Maintaining focus has always been a significant theme, photographically, for me. But that doesn't always mean that the pictures I take are always crisply in focus, for there are some scenes that you don't want as sharp. Above are some scenes that show both aspects of what I'm talking about. Photos number one and four are examples of "soft focus" on purpose, much as painting for overall effect, without the sharp details. Photos number 2, 3 and 5, however show the importance of crisp, clean focus, for without that aspect, they would just be "pictures." In photo number 6, it's not the camera, but the the scene that focuses on the subject, which, in my humble opinion, makes the photo special. I'd love to know what you think.