selective focus # 5 ~ working the shtick

I'm starting to get the hang of making selective focus pictures. That is, recognizing what makes them "work" for my eye and sensibilities.

Nevertheless, I still consider that the pictures are a work-in-progress inasmuch as I am still learning to see referents that will make good selective focus pictures. My current "success" rate is about 1 in 5 pictures.

In any event, I have created a NARROW FOCUS / OVEREXPOSURE gallery on my WORK page. I will be adding to / deleting from that gallery frequently since I am kinda focusing on getting this picture making M.O. right.

selective focus # 1-3 ~ now for something completely different

selective focus # 1

selective focus # 2

selective focus # 3

This summer past I started to play around with making selective focus pictures. Pictures which, although they might look like an effect was applied, are actually straight from the camera with no post picture making effects applied.

As previously mentioned, I am casting about, picture making wise, for a new picturing M.O. which, although still straight picture making, is nevertheless distinctly different from my previous picture making endeavors (which I will still continue). While I am not readt to declare selective focus as that M.O., I will continue to make such pictures in an effort to see where it goes.

Opinions and thoughts appreciated.