I confess. After all this time and energy pursuing photography, I still struggle with focus. Even when I use autofocus, I don’t always get it right. So I decided to follow my friend Anna’s new approach to life and go zen. Just accept what is, and learn to work with it. This week, I had fun taking it to the extreme, I mean why not?A while back I bought a cheap 500 mm mirror lens. One of the stated drawbacks of this lens is that the bokeh appears in distinct ring shapes. I kind of like it that way – to me they look like ethereal circles. So in utter frustration of trying to chase fall color, and finding little to none, I turned my attention on a couple of aspen trees nearby.
These images were taken with the 500 mm lens unfocused and then processed through Topaz’s Restyle plug-in.
On a different note, my friends Anna and Cindy, have decided to join me in one of my crazy endeavors. We are working through David duChemin’s Visual Toolkit e-book. One chapter a week for the next year. I don’t think they’ve realized what they’ve gotten themselves into…..if you’d like to join us, please do.