As we get ready to end 2012, I just picked out some of my photos to share. Though there was originally no real theme to my selection, I found that I actually did pick out pictures with a common thought. I would ask if you can figure it out, and then in this new year, I'll tell you what my own thoughts were. Anyway, have a grand new year!
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.
This week I thought that I would do something different again. These photos were all taken on our two trips to Alaska, and were taken six years apart, taken with two different sets of cameras. As some of you know, my newer camera is an Olympus, but my older camera was also an Olympus, just not as sophisticated. See if you can tell which pictures were taken with which camera.