Focus

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge this week is Focus

One of my favourite things is to have some photos not quite in focus or have an element that has a sharp edge whilst the rest of the photo has a soft focus.

I found the shadows on the leaf of the Birds-nest Fern interesting. What can you see?
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The reeds contrast with the tannin waters and leaves of the pond
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Looking through the window of the abandoned building – leaves, sky and can you see the machine?
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Just a leaf on the verandah
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The Raven with its head on backwards while the other Raven laughs at his friends antics.
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Which one is your favourite?

An old joke I found on Focus

Twin sisters in St. Luke’s Nursing Home were turning one hundred years old. The editor of the local newspaper told a photographer to get over there and take pictures of the two 100 year old twins.

One of the twins was hard of hearing and the other could hear quite well.

Once the photographer arrived he asked the sisters to sit on the sofa. The deaf sister said to her twin, “WHAT DID HE SAY?”

“WE GOTTA SIT OVER THERE ON THE SOFA!”, said the other.

“Now get a little closer together,” said the cameraman.

Again, “WHAT DID HE SAY?”

“HE SAYS SQUEEZE TOGETHER A LITTLE.” So they wiggled up close to each other.

“Just hold on for a bit longer, I’ve got to focus a little,” said the photographer.

Yet again, “WHAT DID HE SAY?”

“HE SAYS HE’S GONNA FOCUS!”

With a big grin the deaf twin shouted out, “OH MY GOD – BOTH OF US?”

Rust

One of the things I like to photograph is rust…..sometimes it can be the whole object or just a piece. If you look hard enough you can find rust everywhere….it’s just what you see really isn’t it?

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This was on an old wooden rail bridge helping to hold the structure together.

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A window guard on 18th Century house in Barcelona

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Or, like this, the chain on my girls old swing.

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The old truck has been part of my street since the first day I went exploring. It has been dragged from place to place and now resides at the front of an old area that used to be a tip. I don’t think the brake pedal works any more.

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Some of the old works that goods and materials were used to load the ships earlier last century at Evans Head.

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I liked the contrast of the rocks on the headland and the steel post that was part of the whaling station in South Australia.

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Or it could be the subtle patina on a small statue that gives a bit more to an artwork.

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Rusty corrugated iron is found all over the country so it would be remiss not to have a quaint old shed wouldn’t it?